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

Archive for March, 2009

Antique Glass Repair Venetian Glass Bottle Repair

Friday, March 20th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Broken Decanter Repair, Broken Stem, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on Antique Glass Repair Venetian Glass Bottle Repair

Venetian Bottle Broken Foot Missing Piece

Venetian Bottle Broken Foot Missing Piece

A gorgeous Venetian glass bottle was brought to me for repair. The owner wisely researched many different repair shops before finding me. Not all repair shops have the experience to restore antique pieces like this one. I love doing this type of repair. The key to fixing this antique bottle was to find a new foot, and perform a transplant. The broken foot, or what was left of it, was cut off and polished flat. Using a UV cured adhesive, the new foot and the bottle were bonded together. The new foot was from a Venetian Vase from many years ago. My parts department (see picture) is the result of working with antique pieces for thirty years. I was pleased to find such a good match for this bottle, even the gold trim matched. Antique glass repair is enjoyable for me, and I truly love restoring antique glass artwork. In addition to crystal repair, I can blow glass, slump or bend glass, stain, paint, bevel, curve, engrave, etch, and cut glass.

Glass Parts Department

Glass Parts Department

Venetian Glass Decanter New Foot

Venetian Glass Decanter New Foot

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broken glass spoon repair

Friday, March 20th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, broken glassware, Glueings | Comments Off on broken glass spoon repair

Press Glass Spoon

Press Glass Spoon

Sometime the worth of a piece of glass is measured in sentimental value and not dollars. This pressed glass spoon was tremendously valuable to its owner, although not in terms of dollars and cents. I was pleased to return it to it’s original condition.

press glass spoon glued

press glass spoon glued

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Crystal Repair Steuben Bunny Repair

Thursday, March 19th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, broken glassware, Chipped Glass Repair, Glueings, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair, zoo | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Steuben Bunny Repair

crtstal repair Steuben

crystal repair Steuben

Steuben Bunny  after repair

Steuben Bunny after repair

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Crystal Repair Swarovski Whale

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glueings, Swarovski Crystal, zoo | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Swarovski Whale

It’s hard to swim straight with no tail. This whale was in need of some saving.  It was a simple repair. Please view some of my other Swarovski repairs if you have a piece of crystal that needs to be rescued.

Crystal Whale with broken tail

Crystal Whale with broken tail

Swarovski Crystal Whale

Swarovski Crystal Whale

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crystal repair

Monday, March 16th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, broken glassware, Chipped Glass Repair, chipped glassware, zoo | Comments Off on crystal repair

broken bird

broken bird

crystal bird

crystal bird

This crystal bird had broken feathers, but it’s now fit to fly.

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Pairpoint Lamp repair

Monday, March 16th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Chandelier Repair, Glass Globe, Glueings, Panel Lamp Repair, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Pairpoint Lamp repair

This beautiful painted pairpoint shade had a crack running down from the top .

Pairpoint reverse painted shade with crack

Pairpoint reverse painted shade with crack

Repaired Shade

Repaired Shade

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Crystal Repair Swarovski Mouse

Sunday, March 15th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Glueings, Swarovski Crystal | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Swarovski Mouse

This mouse must have lost a fight with a cat. Both ears were off and the tail was missing from this whimsical Swarovski crystal mouse. Now he looks good as new with a spring in his tail.

crystal mouse before

crystal mouse before

Swarovski Crystal Mouse

Swarovski Crystal Mouse

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Crystal Repair Waterford Wine Glass

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Blowen Glass Replacements, broken glassware, Chipped Glass Repair, chipped glassware, Chipped Stemware, Glueings, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Waterford Wine Glass

Waterford Wine Glass Chipped Foot

Waterford Wine Glass Chipped Foot

Wine Glass New Foot

Wine Glass New Foot

 

The chip was to large to grind and polish so I removed the foot at the base of the stem. With the foot off of another Waterford Glass I transplanted the foot .  Open a  so so bottle of wine and lets test the glass. You don’t need  open a good bottle wine because  the beautifull  glass makes every thing taste better.

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beveled glass clock face

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Beveled Glass, Beveled glass lens, clock glass | 1 Comment »

Old clock bezel with new beveled glass

Old clock bezel with new beveled glass

clock bezel missing beveled glass lens
clock bezel missing beveled glass lens

Old old clock came to me from a clock shop . It needed a beveled glass installed in the brass bezel. This is a tricky job because clock bezels are not round so the bevel is hand made to fit the out of round bezel. Its very easy to chip the new beveled glass during the installation .

glass cut out of round to fit the bezel and rough beveled

glass cut out of round to fit the bezel and rough beveledNew Glass Installed

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Crystal Repair Waterford Spoon

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Glueings, Waterford Crystal | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Waterford Spoon

Crystal spoon good as news

Crystal spoon good as news

THis Waterford serving spoon was glued many times before it came to me. Repairing crystal seving pieces is harder than other pieces of crystal because of  the functional work side . They are going to be used and abused.I neeeded to clean off  the old glue and make a new stud . I attached the new glass stud the handle . Then glued the seving spoon part to the handle.I picture all the steps .

Waterford Crystal Spoon broken handle

Waterford Crystal Spoon broken handle

 

waterford crystal spoon with broken handel

waterford crystal spoon with broken handel

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