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Waterford Crystal Wine Glass Repair

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 Posted in All Repair Projects, Chipped Glass Repair, Chipped Stemware, Glueings, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | 2 Comments »

The chipped wine glass was headed for the trash when another Waterford wine glass got broken . One with a broken goblet ,the other had a huge chip on the foot. I did a footectimee . I used the foot from the broken waterford wine glass to repair the chipped foot . Grind down the chip was not an option it was to larg a chip . The wine glass wouldn’t have a foot to stand on.

Waterford Wine Glass With Large Chip

Waterford Wine Glass With Large Chip

Crystal Repair  Broken Foot Restoration

Crystal Repair Broken Foot Restoration

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Antique Glass Chandelier Broken Crystal Arms

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 Posted in All Repair Projects, Chandelier Repair | Comments Off on Antique Glass Chandelier Broken Crystal Arms

The movers broke several antique crystal arms on this Chandelier .The Chandelier was very dirty and rusty . The pins through the prisms had gotten wet and rusted. Repairing antique glass arms was the easy part.Cleaning and rewiring was the time consuming  part. I used white cloth covered wire per original . The clear plastic wire is less noticable but I like to keep  as authentic as possible .  Two of the strands of prisms were missing  I got lucky and had old ones in stock. I disassembled ,cleaned the glass and polished  the chrome pieces. When moving antique glass chandeliers they should be taken apart to relocate. We installed the restored chandelier in the dinning room .

Antique Glass Repair  Crystal Chandelier Repair

Antique Glass Repair Crystal Chandelier Repair

Antique Glass Repair ; Iused old prisms were I could but I made a new drip prism for the very bottom of the chadelier . Customer didn’t know it was missing  .

Crystal Chandelier Restoration Complete   I enjoyed the transformation  and the client  call the moving company and thanked them. It was upsetting when they broke it  but it look so beautiful now .

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Antique Glass Chandelier Repair Bobesche

Monday, December 29th, 2008 Posted in All Repair Projects, Chandelier Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | 1 Comment »

Antique Glass Repair  Bobache from antique crystal chandelier repair

Antique Glass Repair Bobache from antique crystal chandelier repair

An Antique crystal  chandelier  with a broken bobesche hung for many years at  grama’s house . Grama passed and her grandson sent me the broken crystal  cup. I made a mold of the antique crystal chandelier part so I could make a new one. After blowing a couple blanks I dilled the holes and polished the tops. Antique Glass Repair is very rewarding. Grama’s Antique Crystal Chandelier has a new home. Friends and family try and find the new part .

Replacement Chandelier Parts  for Antique Crystal Chandelier Repair

Replacement Chandelier Parts for Antique Crystal Chandelier Repair

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Crystal Repair Wine Glass

Saturday, December 27th, 2008 Posted in All Repair Projects, Glueings, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Wine Glass

Crystal Repair New Stem

Crystal Repair New Stem

Crystal Repair      Waterford Crystal Glass with broken stem and foot

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Crystal Repair Waterford Ornament

Saturday, December 27th, 2008 Posted in All Repair Projects, Glueings, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Waterford Ornament

Waterford  Santa Ornament with a broken top . Repair crystal ornament  by making a new glass loop. I ground off what was left of the broken crystal loop and attached new part. This part is prone to breaking so I make the new loop a little larger .

Crystal Repair  Broken Waterford Santa

Crystal Repair Broken Waterford Santa

 

Crystal Repair Waterford Santa  New Loop

Crystal Repair Waterford Santa New Loop

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Crystal Repair Orrefos Candlestick

Friday, December 26th, 2008 Posted in All Repair Projects, Orrafors Crystal, Orrefors Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Orrefos Candlestick

If you forget to put out the candle it will burn down and crack the candle cup. Repairing crystal candlesticks is a challenge.  The easy way is to make a new candle cup if all I could do is grind the old one down there wouldn’t be much glass left to hold the candle . Crystal repair on candlesticks can be avoided by drill a small hole up through the bottom of the candle removing the wick.  The candle will go out before it can crack the candle cup.

 

Crystal Repair  Orrefors Crystal Candlestick

Crystal Repair Orrefors Crystal CandlestickCrystal Repair Orrefors Candlestick New Top

 

Crystal Repair  Orrefors Candlestick New Top

Crystal Repair Orrefors Candlestick New Top

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Crystal Repair Waterford Lamp

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 Posted in All Repair Projects, Chipped Glass Repair, Glueings, Uncategorized, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Waterford Lamp

This Waterford Hurricane Lamp came from

Irland many years ago and has much

 sentimental value. The cup that holds  the glass

 globe got broken. I used a cut glass cup from

a new Wareford Chandelier to repair  the damaged

one.  Crystal Repair : Cut,Grind ,Polish and Glue

Grama’s Waterford Crystal Hurricane Lamp is

back on the nitestand.

Repair Crystal Lamp  Waterford Crystal Hurricane Lamp

Repair Crystal Lamp Waterford Crystal Hurricane Lamp

 

Repaired Lamp  Waterford Hurricane Lamp Crystal Repair

Repaired Lamp Waterford Hurricane Lamp Crystal Repair

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Crystal Repair Broken Neck on Decanter

Thursday, December 18th, 2008 Posted in All Repair Projects, Broken Decanter Repair, Glueings | 1 Comment »

Crystal Repair Broken Decanter replace neck

Crystal Repair Broken Decanter replace neck

This decanter is part of a set . It has a silver tray and cruet set so fixing it was a must . It was part of the family and I had to get a little creative to blend in the repair. I added some more etching to hide the new neck sorry I didn’t get a final photo. 

Crystal Decanter Repair Glass Fit Stopper

Crystal Decanter Repair Glass Fit Stopper

Crystal Decanter Repaired Glass Neck Fit Stopper

Crystal Decanter Repaired Glass Neck Fit Stopper

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Crystal Repair Remove Etching Remove Monogram

Thursday, December 18th, 2008 Posted in All Repair Projects, Waterford Crystal Repair | 6 Comments »

Over the years, I have removed a lot of monograms and inscriptions.   Sad but a good set of glasses need not be wasted . May they toast many good events to come!

Names and dates can be polished off glasses bowls plates and trophies .  So if you inherit a set of glasses, bowls, plates or trophies, I can easily remove the unwanted monogram from them.    Feel free to contact me if you have any questions at all.  Thanks!

Remove Etching in Glass

Remove Etching in Glass

I remove monograms on Waterford Crstal Wine Glasses . I also Monogram any type of glass.

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Venetian Glass Repair

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008 Posted in Glueings, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Venetian Glass Repair

We received the Venetian glass  figurines” blue couple “via mail.  When they came in I didn’t know if I had all the pieces. In the past, I have worked on many venetian clowns that have needed hands heads and balloons so I was sure I could restore then to original condition.  However, as you can see below, I was able to restore the piece to it’s original state.

Venetian Blue Man

Venetian Blue Man

Venetian Glass Repair
Venetian Glass Repair

Antique Glass Repair

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