Bruening Glass Works - repairing crystal for over 100 years
20157 Lake Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116

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

Glass Sculpture Restoration Large Horse missing pieces

February 15th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Figurine, glass sculpture repair

The first step was to remove what was left of the mane.

Broken Mane

Broken Mane


Grind and polish area smooth.




Create the new glass mane.

New Mane



Attach the new glass mane to the Italian sculpture.


Attach the new glass


The sculpture is ready to be displayed.



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Replacement Glass for Antique Clock beveled convex with polished dimple

February 14th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Beveled Glass, Beveled glass lens, clock glass, clocks

The old glass was repaired so it could be use to cast a high temperature mold .  The mold and an old piece of glass went into a kiln to form a glass blank.

old broken lens  beveled and convex glass

old broken lens beveled and convex glass


The blank was cut to size , beveled and the dimple was ground and polished.  The dimple is use to add additional clearance for the center stem.

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I hope to update the post with a picture of the restored clock. I have made many lens for old clocks but this is the first one with a additional polished bent and  dimple.

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Steuben Crystal Candlestick Repair chipped and broken glass foot

November 11th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Crystal Candlestick repair, Steuben Crystal Repair

The classic Steuben Crystal tear drop candlestick had a broken foot and was in need of restoration.  I made a new foot .

Steuben Crystal Candlestick

Steuben Crystal Candlestick






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crystal repair broken stopper chipped glass

November 11th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper 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.

Crystal stopper repair

Broken stopper with missing pieces

stopper repair

Added cut glass piece to the middle and a new plug.

fit stopper to decanter

Ground and fit the new plug to fit the neck of the decanter.

crystal decanter with stopper



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May 22nd, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair

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.

crystal decanter repair

crystal decanter repair







Old broken neck and the new one .




Cloudy glass



Copper wheel engraving


Repaired decanter with new neck



Making new stopper






Cut ten facets in new stopper to match decanter


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