Repairs are something I truly loathe to do!  I was going to wear this piece today and it wasn’t until I pulled it out of the jewelry box that I noticed this large gaping hole!  Beadwoven jewelry is fragile by nature and the edges of beads tend to wear through beading thread little by little from friction and movement every time a piece is worn.  I can testify to the fact that my “Empress Ming” cuff has had a good deal of wear!  Aside from the countless hours required to weave a piece, the main reason I don’t sell my beadwoven jewelry is that I do not want to have to do repairs.  I would so much rather spend my time creating!