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Antique glass repair vanity mirror

Antique glass repair vanity mirror

August 19th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Beveled Glass

The glass in an antique vanity mirror was broken. The sterling silver frame was in good shape only the mirror was broken. The way I made the new mirror is called blind beveling. I bevel a piece of mrirror with out seeing the stone .  Old mirrors were beveled and then silvered  .  I don’t resilver mirrors so I have to bevel it blind. It takes some practice you have to watch the water coming of the stone and it will let you know if its going well.

antique hand mirror

antique hand mirror

I took off the retaining ring and removed the broken mirror.

Antique Beveled Mirror

Antique Beveled Mirror

Using the old mirror for a pattern I made a new beveled mirror. Its ready to be installed.

New beveled hand mirror

New beveled hand mirror

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