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Archive for October, 2009

Antique Crystal perfume bottle repair

Monday, October 26th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Glueings, Stopper Repair | 1 Comment »

This glass perfume bottle had an old style repair . They put a silver neck on top of the broken bottle and glued the stopper in.  I removed the old repair and uncovered the broken and missing neck. The stopper was also broken. I made a new neck attached it to the perfume bottle .  Then I ground and fit the old stopper to the new neck. It ready for some over powering  rose sented perfume.

Broken  Glass Perfume Bottle missing neck

Broken Glass Perfume Bottle missing neck

Repaired perfume bottle with new neck

Repaired perfume bottle with new neck

Repaired perfume with old stopped fitted to new neck

Repaired perfume with old stopped fitted to new neck

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crystal repair glass cat

Monday, October 26th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, glass sculpture repair, zoo | Comments Off on crystal repair glass cat

The glass cat  figurine had a broken ear. I removed the good ear and made two new ears.   No one will know the ears match and her husband can get out of the dog house.  Friends Romans lend me an ear. 

glass cat with one broken ear

glass cat with one broken ear

 

glass cat new ears

glass cat new ears

Being able to make ears ,noses ,trunks, tails,and other parts gives me alot of options when restoring glass figurines. Under categories there is a heading call zoo it holds before and after picture of crystal animals I have repaired.

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Swarovski crystal restoration

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Crystal Repair Pictures, glass sculpture repair, Glueings, Swarovski Crystal, zoo | Comments Off on Swarovski crystal restoration

The Swarovski glass dog was missing a tail.  I made one and attached it.

swarovski crystal repair a new tail for an old dog

swarovski crystal repair a new tail for an old dog

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Crystal Repair Broken Swarovski

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 Posted in Glueings, Swarovski Crystal, zoo | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Broken Swarovski

Swarovski Crystal Elephant broken and missing tusk

Swarovski Crystal Elephant broken and missing tusk

The crystal elephant came  in broken and missing a tusk. Reattaching the tusk was the first step.  Them I made a new glass  part  for the Swarovski Elephant using the old glass tusk as a guide. Etching the new glass part to match the old was the final step in the glass restoration.

Swarovski Crystal Elephant

Swarovski Crystal Elephant

crystal elephant with new tusk

crystal elephant with new tusk

Crystal restoration complete old tusk  and the new one .

New glass tusk installed

New glass tusk installed

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Antique Glass Decanter Repair

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, Broken Decanter Repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Antique Glass Decanter Repair

This antique glass decanter  from the 1880 was in bad shape. It had a broken neck and missing pieces from the lip.  The customer was skeptical that I could repair an antique cut glass decanter in such bad shape. I can waite  to forward this post to him with the before and after pictures of his decanter.  This is a very old and very  good cut glass decanter and it would be a shame not to repair it. I cut off the broken part of the neck and then made a new neck and lip. I attach the new neck and fit the stopper.  If you didn’t know it was repaired you would pour a drink and just enjoy.

Antique cut glass decanter with broken neck

Antique cut glass decanter with broken neck

antique crystal decanter with cracked neck

antique crystal decanter with cracked neck

cut glass decanter with new neck

cut glass decanter with new neck

crystal decanter after repair

crystal decanter after repair

Fit the stopper in the antique decanter

Fit the stopper in the antique decanter

Many people don’t know this type of repair is possible please email this to your friends and family. Over and over I here I didn’t know you can repair glass I put it in the trash.

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antique cut glass compote repair

Monday, October 5th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, broken glassware, Chipped Glass Repair, chipped glassware, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on antique cut glass compote repair

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Very old cut crystal compote came in with a large chip on the foot or base. I cut off the base and made it thinner.  With  a diamond saw I cut off the chipped part. Then  I ground it smooth and polished it. 

antique cut glass compote

antique cut glass compote

The restoration of this antique chipped crystal compote is complete.

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