My pearl strand broke about 10 years ago and having worked in jewelry sales, I knew how costly restringing can be, so I never did it. I want to wear them to a formal reception and thought I would try it myself. I found your site, bought the silk string from Hobby Lobby (love that store!), followed your directions and they came out perfectly! No problems what-so-ever. I congratulate myself on how much money that saved me. Thank you for sharing your experience and knowledge!