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A common problem with Swarovski Crystal is the adhesive fails. Over the years I have repair many pieces that have just fallen apart. The new adhesives are very strong. It is important to clean off all the old adhesive .
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This Venetian glass figurine has a broken jacket. It was sent to me from St Louis . I can repair it using an adhesive. This type of glass can not be fused back together the reheating will make the glass change colors.
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A common problem with punch bowl is the ladle hits the inside rim and chips it. I was sent two of the same pattern Waterford Crystal Punch bowls one can from Chicago and the other came from New York. They both had chips on the rim. I polish out the chips and put a little larger bevel on the inside rim this will help prevent new chipping.
I have repaired many punch bowls made by many different manufactures . Waterford bowls have nice thick glass on the top and can be repaired .
Crystal punch bowl do not like hot water I have had to repair many bowl because of washing with hot water. If the bowl has cold punch in it you should pout it out and let the bowl warn up to room temp before washing. Use warn water not hot. Hot water can crack the glass.
After smoothing out the chip I polish the area with pumic. The final polish is with cerium oxide.
All Ready for the punch and a new plastic ladle.
Its a glass with a history and it had to be restored. I found a glass with the same shape and transferred the top to the metal stem. I don’t know the history but she was very happy it was back in use.
Antique cut glass vases many times have stains from hard water. This is call sick glass. The stains come from leaving flowers and water in the vase and the stains are deposited on the sides of the vase. Small vases like this one clean up very nice.
Used and abused for many years this crystal bowl had many many scratches. It holds many memories for years it was on gramas table . It held keys ,coins and pins. The question is I can restore the bowl to its beauty and shine.
How to polish out scratches from crystal ? This bowl is an example of the process . I made a cork wheel that fit into the bowl. I then used some 3f (FFF) pumice and bridgeport milling machine to spin the wheel. I mix the pumice with water untill it was like a milk shake. You have to be sure not to heat up the glass while polishing . The heat will crack the glass. The final polish is done with a felt wheel and cerium oxide.
Daum glass has a satin finish and it makes repairing chips very difficult. This vase came in with a chip on the side of one of the leaves. I polished out the chip to a shine and then had it match the satin finish. The satin finish is coarser than the frosted on a LaLique Crystal .
This LaLique Crystal piece was sent to me from Florida for restoration. The crystal base had a large chip broken off the corner. The piece that broke off had been lost many years ago so bonding the chip back one was not an option.
By removing the entire base and making a replacement I was able to restore this glass .
The LaLique Rams are ready to go back on diplay.
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The crystal plates needed to be polished. The cloudy build up came from the dish washer. Some times called to as sick glass.
They are for display only , but the grand kids didn’t know that. Turn your back for a minute and you will have to send me your gable for repair. Your honor my be a good judge but his baby sitting skill are off.
Looking for some glass nails . The grand kids will love it. More work for me.