After spending a few grueling days repairing the 6” harp that once had decor peeling off of its pillar in the lower section, the project to restore the harp is finally a complete success! Do you remember seeing the harp in this condition the other day when I first gave you a lowdown on what went wrong with the harp?

What it looked like before I fixed it.
Well, Look at the harp now (in-between the two harps).
The 3 harps.

I admit it was a bad move to threw the harp away out of frustration over not being able to string up the harp the way I like. If I would’ve kept it in the trash bin instead of fishing it out a short time later, I would’ve never been able to retry repairing the harp again. It would’ve been taken to the city’s landfill and a majority of the $42 I paid the instrument for would’ve been wasted. I’m so glad I didn’t let it happen. I was determined to restore the harp in every way I can. I headed to the fabric store and bought a spool of ordinary thread and another set of jeweled blings, took them home, and use them to string up the harp. It took me 2 hours to string them up. I made the knots bigger so they won’t pop out of the small holes of the soundboard. Then I used superglue to glue the blings and the thread together on the neck, the top part of the harp
The results are nothing short of amazing. I love it. The way I arranged the blings, how I stretched the strings so that they won’t sag when I applied the glued bling to them, how satisfied I became when I finished the repairs. I sure made the instrument look like a million bucks, don’t you think? Now that the harp is fixed, it can now be officially included in the harp ensemble.


Sherry Konkus

Sherry Konkus lives in Owosso, MI. She is the proud owner of the Camac Athena EX Concert Grand Harp named "Grover" and Camac Mademoiselle named "Ernie." She's also the proud author of The Punisher Harp Zone. Sherry is the one who came up with the idea of portraying The Punisher from Marvel Comics as the punishing harpist who plays the harp in memory of his family who was killed by the mob years ago.