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Swarovski Crystal flower broken stem

Thursday, January 29th, 2009 Posted in Chipped Glass Repair, Glueings, Swarovski Crystal | Comments Off on Swarovski Crystal flower broken stem

swarovski crystal flower

swarovski crystal flower

A Broken Crystal flower with missing piece of the stem needed to be repaired. I asked if they could send in one of the flowers that was not broken to use as a guide . Then I make a new stem and replaced the broke one. In this repair the challange was getting what was left of the stem out with out breaking any leaves.

Broken Glass Repaired

Broken Glass Repaired

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Antique Glass Perfume Bottle Baccarat

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Baccarat Crystal Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on Antique Glass Perfume Bottle Baccarat

Antique Baccarat Perfume Bottle with a stuck and broken stopper. This Baccarat Bottle from the 1920’s contains valuable perfume. First task remove perfume and store safley . Then remove stopper and repair it.  I remember coming home and  knowing grama was in the house  as I came up the drive by the smell of her perfume . The smell of roses so thick you could taste them.

Antique Perfume Bottle with stuck and broken stopper

Antique Perfume Bottle with stuck and broken stopper

 

Baccarat Bottle Restored Stopper

Baccarat Bottle Restored Stopper

 

Baccarat Bottle  1920's

Baccarat Bottle 1920's

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Antique Cut Crystal Perfume Bottle

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on Antique Cut Crystal Perfume Bottle

Repair crystal bottle with broken dauber on stopper.

 Antique cut glass perfume bottle and new dauber on stopper

Antique cut glass perfume bottle and new dauber on stopper

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Crystal Repair Waterford Cake Knife

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Waterford Crystal Repair | 2 Comments »

Waterford Crystal Cake Knife Broken Handle

Waterford Crystal Cake Knife Broken Handle

Waterford cake knife is not a good choice for cutting ice cream cake. The glass did not break the metal handle did. In all the years repairing crystal I think this is a first. I removed what was left of the knife blade from the glass handle and silver soldered it. I put it back on the glass handle and its ready for the next party . Use the old big knife on the DAIRY QUEEN cake .

Cut Crystal Cake Knife Repaired

Cut Crystal Cake Knife Repaired

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bent glass door

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 Posted in Bent Glass | 2 Comments »

Bent Glass Cabinet

Bent Glass Cabinet

I can custom make any shape bent glass   radius bend   S  bend  or crown bends some times call bubble glass because it bubbles out around the wooden mollions in the door. I have a lot of molds for crown glass for many years I made replacement glass for Pennsylvania House Furniture .  Pennsylvania house would recommed us for replacement glass some of the patterns are very intricate .

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Crystal Repair Baccarat Candelabra

Saturday, January 24th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Baccarat Crystal, Baccarat Crystal Repair, Chandelier Repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Baccarat Candelabra

Many broken arms and missing crystals on this Baccarat candelabra.  What a mess when it came to me. It look like a box of trash. Stored in the basement for who knows how long they didn’t know any one to fix it. They found me the old fashion way word of mouth not a google search. A good bath and some tlc  this candelabra  needs  a grand piano.

Baccarat Crystal Arms

Baccarat Crystal Arms

 

Baccarat Candle Obra

Baccarat Candelabra

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Crystal Repair Waterford Vase

Friday, January 23rd, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Chipped Glass Repair, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Waterford Vase

 Chipped Waterford vase  in need of repair. A large chip on the rim of a very large Waterford vase  I gound down about half the chip and feathered out the rest.  The vase is as good as new it just needs a dozen roses to be perfect. Shipped from California to Ohio for repair. The key to a successful journey is good packing  double boxing a must.

Deep Chip In Rim Of A Waterford Vase

Deep Chip In Rim Of A Waterford Vase

 

Very Large Waterford Vase

Very Large Waterford Vase

Chipped Crystal Repair  The “vaaas”  is as good as new and with proper care will stay that way . A good tip to keep water stains from forming inside the vase from hard water is to coat the inside of the vase with Pam spray oil.Then fill with water. After the flowers die pour out the water and use a little soap to clean off the oil. Warm water only never hot.   Definition  vase is under $300.00 and a vaaaas is over $300.00   Life is short  stop and snell the roses.

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New Glasses for metal stems

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Chipped Glass Repair, Chipped Stemware, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on New Glasses for metal stems

Replaced the glass on metal stem

Replaced the glass on metal stem

 

ready for a toast

Antique Crystal Repair perfume bottle stoppers

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Broken Decanter Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on Antique Crystal Repair perfume bottle stoppers

Antique Crystal Stoppers Missing Daubers

Antique Crystal Stoppers Missing Daubers

Antique perfume bottles with two broken daubers tha task repair the stoppers. They can from a beautiful set with a gold basket . Restore the stoppers and restore the value.

Perfume Stoppers Restored

Perfume Stoppers Restored

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Crystal Repair remove broken foot

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Chipped Glass Repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Crystal Repair remove broken foot

Antique glass with a badly chipped foot. If I were to grind this foot down there would not be enough glass left for it to stand so I cut off  the what was left of the old foot . I found a foot of simular size and shade an added it to the glass . We can toast in the new year with a old glass.

old glass with broken foot removed

old glass with broken foot removed

 

old glass with new foot attached

old glass with new foot attached

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