Bruening Glass Works - repairing crystal for over 100 years
20157 Lake Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116
440.333.4768
mak917@aol.com

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.

Recent posts

Crystal Repair Wine Glass with broken stem

May 9th, 2015 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Broken Stem, Stemware repair

These wine glasses were sent from Italy for restoration. They survived  two world wars and succumb to a family move. They hold many memories and toasted many events .

Luckily the bowls were not damaged .  They were in need of a stem and foot transplant.

 

broken stem and foot

broken stem and foot

 

Draw pattern of stem to maintain correct height.

line drawing of stem needed

line drawing of stem needed

 

new stem

new stem

 

ground to size

ground to size

 

family  treasures

family treasures

 

 

 

 

 

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Antique crystal candlestick repair

May 9th, 2015 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Candlestick repair, Glueings

This verrrrry  old crystal candlestick net its demise like many candle holders .  The candle was allowed to burn down and the flame crack the crystal candle cup.  This one of the finest cut glass pieces I have had the pleasure to restore.

broken candle cup

broken candle cup

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blown glass blank replacement piece

 

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replacement crystal candle cup

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replacement installed

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hand cut crystal top

 

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CRYSTAL REPAIR CHANDELIER ANTIQUE PRISM

May 8th, 2015 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chandelier Repair

The  antique crystal  chandelier was in disrepair. One of the crystal spires was broken.   We cast a mold  using one of the old prisms as a pattern . First a rough cast is make of crystal . Then the casting is ground and polish . Then the  brass feral from the old broken prism is attached .

casting sample prism

casting sample prism

 

A high temp ceramic mold is made .

rough casting

rough casting

The mold is then filled with crystal and place in a kiln for annealing.

 

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smooth casting

smooth casting

 

The  rough casting is made smooth using #100 # 200 and #400 grit smoothing stones.

polish prism

polish prism

 

The crystal is hand polished using a cork wheel with pumis  and the final step is a felt wheel with cerium oxide.

Add the brass feral

Add the brass feral

 

The  brass feral was remove from the old broken prism and installed on the new replacement.

The antique crystal chandelier is back to its original glory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Antique Bent Glass Lamp Repair

June 16th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Bent Glass, Glass Globe

Changing the light bulb was traumatic for the antique glass shade.   It fell and the majority of the panels were broken.

 

broken antique glass shade

broken antique glass shade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most of the top pieces were broken and some of the bottom pieces.   The top pieces were the most difficult to fit.

Broken antique slag lamp

Broken antique slag lamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

antique slag lamp repair

antique slag lamp repair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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antique glass lamp restoration

antique glass lamp restoration

 

 

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beveled glass lens antique gauge barometer

June 10th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, antique gauge glass, Antique Glass Repair, Beveled glass lens, clock glass

The beveled glass lens in the antique barometer was cracked.  The tolerances are very tight fitting the glass in the brass bezel. The glass is friction fit .  It is not glued in .

 

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antique beveled glass lens

antique beveled glass lens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

brass bezel with glass

brass bezel with glass

 

 

 

 

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