Several years ago a turquoise and silver beaded necklace broke ~ I put the beads and pendant in a baggie but could never find it when I had an urge to repair it. This breakage happened maybe 2 decades ago before moving here so perhaps I forgot where I placed it in the turmoil of packing. I knew it had to be somewhere in my possessions and thought I knew where it was stored but wasn't no matter how many times returning to that same box to look.
Today while in my sewing room picking items to take to the thrift shop I saw a vintage quilted box and wondered what the heck was in it. And there it was in all its glory and all its parts.
As I was running to the grocery story anyway thought I'd check Walmart to see if they had jewelry findings. Yupper, they did. Not a big selection but it would work for me to immediately fix my treasure originally purchased out west during travels from the east coast to California.