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Archive for July, 2009

antique glass repair

Friday, July 31st, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, glass sculpture repair, zoo | Comments Off on antique glass repair

A Steuben crystal  quail came in with a broken  and missing  ” thing on its head”   I don’t know what to call it. So with a little research I found picture of a good one . I then made a new  wachama call it.

Steuben Quail Broken

Steuben Quail BrokenSteuben Quail new thing on head

I ground and polish the top of the birds head to remove what was left of the old piece of glass. With a picture of how it use to look I made a new  “wachama call it”  that goes on top of the quail head.
Steuben Quail new thing on head

Steuben Quail new thing on head

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Etched Crystal

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 Posted in Etched Glass, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Etched Crystal

Etched Design on Waterford Puck

Etched Design on Waterford Puck

When the Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley Cup, we etched these Waterford Crystal Hockey Pucks . We did them for many years. They were numbered . 

 

We also etched Waterford Crystal Footballs for the Notre Dame Book Store.

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Antique glass repair

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Testimonials | Comments Off on Antique glass repair

Marc, I just received by repaired glass figurine, and she looks great! Thank you so much!You did a great job!  Stacia Stephens

Antique Glass Figurine Venetian

Antique Glass Figurine Venetian

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Cut Glass Compote Repair

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Glueings | Comments Off on Cut Glass Compote Repair

The antique crystal compote was broken the foot and the bottom of the bowl. There were cracks on the bottom of the bowl were the foot had been attached.  I had to drill out the cracks to prevent them from cracking any further.  The bowl portion of the compote needed a new bottom so I could attach a new foot.

broken crystal compote

broken crystal compoteDrilled out cracked glassRemoved bottomNew Bottom on bowlNew crystal bottomNew Foot AttachedRemoved bottomDrilled out cracked glassRemoved bottom

 

Drilled out cracked glass

Drilled out cracked glass

Removed bottom

Removed bottom

New Bottom on bowl

New Bottom on bowl

cut glass compote new foot

cut glass compote new foot

New Foot Attached

New Foot Attached

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broken waterford letter opener

Thursday, July 16th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, broken glassware, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on broken waterford letter opener

Crystal letter openers take a beating. Its very common for the handles to break. This Waterford letter opener broke off flush with the metal ring. I drilled out the old broken glass inside the metal ring and make a new glass stud . Then I attached the rest of the handle.  Ready to open the bills.

Waterford Letter Opener

Waterford Letter Opener

 

Repaired crystal handle

Repaired crystal handle

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Chandelier Repair broken Bobeche

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, broken glassware, Chandelier Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on Chandelier Repair broken Bobeche

bobeche
bobeche
Chandelier Part
Chandelier Part

Antique chandelier with a  broken bobeche needs repair. This very old chandelier part will go back on the old light and you wont be able to see the repaired part.

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Broken Art Glass Vase Repair

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, broken glassware | Comments Off on Broken Art Glass Vase Repair

broken vase

broken vase

 

Repaired

Repaired

This was a simple repair.  because of were it broke no one will ever find the repair.

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crystal wine glass metal stem

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 Posted in Testimonials | Comments Off on crystal wine glass metal stem

The wedding glass were not expensive got them at T.J.Maxx but had to get them fix.  The glasses had metal stems and crystal tops that were broken. I found two good lead crystal glass and made the transfer.

Marc,

I just received the glasses today; they look FABULOUS; really, even better than the originals.  Thank you so very much for expending the time/effort/cost to re-do.  Please let us know if we can provide a customer review or serve as a reference.  We look forward to sending you more work in the future!
With warm regards,
Kristine Cummings

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Broken glass vase

Sunday, July 12th, 2009 Posted in Testimonials, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Broken glass vase

The story goes the vase was a wedding present to his parents. Send to me with the hope of repairing a memory.  The crystal vase had a broken foot and the pieces were lost years a go. The cut glass vase got a  new foot and now it just needs flowers.

 

Hi Marc,
Excellent work! I can’t believe you somehow managed to transform the fragments I sent into this beautiful piece of crystal. The new base seems to be a perfect match for the pattern on the vase.
Thanks,
Joe

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Broken Crystal Vase

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Chipped Glass Repair, chipped glassware, Uncategorized, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Broken Crystal Vase

Joe emailed he had a Waterford Crystal vase that was a wedding present to his parents and the foot was broken and missing pieces.  Can I fix it ?  Yes  send it . He sent the vase from Resto Va.

Vase with broken foot

Vase with broken foot

The vase came in safe and sound. Joe followed the shipping instructions. My job make it new again.  I removed the old broken foot and found a replacement foot. A simple foot transplant and all you need are flowers.

Old vase with  new foot in need of flowers

Old vase with new foot in need of flowers

Its time to bring home the roses.

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