Crystal Repair and Antique Glass Repair – Bruening Glass Works
Bruening glass works has been repairing crystal pieces and antique glass repair for over 100 years. Our artisans can carefully and precisely restore your damaged glass works.
We are widely renowned both nationally and internationally as experts in the field of crystal and glass repair.
We are endorsed by Waterford and Orrefors Crystal
Looking for someone to help repair your Crystal piece? Bruening Glass Works is exclusively recommended by Waterford Crystal and Orrefors Crystal to do their crystal repair. Swarovski Crystal repair is one of our specialties. We have also done a number of repairs for other brands as well. See the countless number of pieces we have restored in our repair gallery. Additionally, one of our specialties is chandelier repair.
The windows have been broken for years . You can’t go to the corner hardware store to get replacement glass for your century home. Old glass is not sand blasted. It was frosted by hand using an abrasive and rubbing it on the glass
cut glass design
cut glass design on vintage glass
cut glass window
The Victorian home was being restored and two of the window by the front door were broken . I used old glass that has a wavy surface , some pits and small bubbles. The glass lath I used to cut the design is older than the windows.
During a major home restoration, the antique chandelier hanging in the foyer was damaged . Two of the cut glass globes were broken. The first step is to make the glass blanks . Then comes the cutting of the design . The hard part is matching the profile of each cutting stone .
Replacement crystal globe/ shade before cutting design.
cut in design
Rough cut design in glass using antique glass lath with smoothing stone.
Cutting the scallop top
cut deign before polishing
final step polishing
replacement cut glass globe
Replacement cut glass globe on the left and the original antique cut glass globe on the right.