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 stopper was in bad shape . It was broken in three places and there were some pieces missing. I needed to add a pieces of glass to get the right height. The decanter is a beautiful cobalt blue cut to clear . The plug of the stopper was broken off. That is the part that is ground to fit the neck of the decanter.
Broken stopper with missing pieces
Added cut glass piece to the middle and a new plug.
Ground and fit the new plug to fit the neck of the decanter.
The antique decanter had a large chip and a crack running down and across the neck. Over the years the large chip that can off was lost. The crystal decanter was also cloudy on the inside from decades of use. The stopper was missing also. The fist challenge was to stop the crack from traveling any farther.
The old crystal pitcher has been in the family for many years. It has served many cold drinks at grandmas house. The sentimental value is the motivation for the repair. A crack has run from the top down the left side of the handle almost to the bottom. The plan is to run the crack around the bottom of the handle and up the right side of the handle to the top. Controlling the path the crack takes is critical. I have spend years refining this skill.
run the crack up to the top
It is ready to be used. The adhesive makes most of crack go away. Look close and you can see a little of the crack.