Today in the Repair Shop, Jay Blades and the team bring three treasured family heirlooms, and the memories they hold, back to life.
Music box expert Stephen Kember and furniture restorer Will Kirk come together to work on a music box that is housed in a replica Swiss chalet. Much of the intricate wood detailing has fallen off and the music box has not played a note for decades. The music box is brought back to life and hand delivered by Stephen to owner Suzanne and her excited grandchildren.
Ceramics restorer Kirsten Ramsay has the world in her hands when she mends a miniature globe from the 1800s. The piece is made using a fragile material called gesso, which proves quite a challenge when piecing it back together. Kirsten must then replicate any missing chips and clean this delicate object.
And master goldsmith Richard Talman works wonders on a cherished garnet bracelet given to owner Jane by her late mother. The bracelet is in pieces and several of the garnet stones are missing. A previous unsuccessful attempt to mend it may have rendered it beyond repair but, using state of the art technology and great skill, Richard saves the day and Jane can now wear and enjoy the beautiful bracelet that holds so many memories for her.