Bruening Glass Works - repairing crystal for over 100 years
20157 Lake Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116
440.333.4768
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Archive for September, 2010

Crystal repair Swarovski glass bear

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Glueings, Swarovski Crystal | Comments Off on Crystal repair Swarovski glass bear

Swarovski  crystal use a UV cured adhesive to bond there crystal animals together. In this case the adhesive failed and the head came off the bear.  I have to repair the crystal bear .  After cleaning off the old glue using a razor blade and  some cleaner I used a uv cured adhesive to restore the bear .

crystal bear

crystal bear

Swarovski Crystal Bear

Swarovski Crystal Bear

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wine glass repair broken crystal stemware

Monday, September 6th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Stemware repair | 1 Comment »

The  wine glass has a metal stem but the crystal bowl was broken and needed to be replaced.  The top of the wine glass is held in by an adhesive.  I used a diamond drill bit to drill out the broken stem out of the meal stem.

wine glass repair

wine glass repair

I found a  wine glass with the same shape bowl and cut it off its stem.  Using an adhesive I bonded the new crystal top to the metal stem.

crystal wine glass repair

crystal wine glass repair

I repair all kinds of stemware. Water glasses, wine glasses, rock glasses and cordials most of them just have chips. Its cost effective repair crystal the repairs are fraction of the cost of replacement.

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crystal repair broken cut glass punch bowl

Friday, September 3rd, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Glueings | Comments Off on crystal repair broken cut glass punch bowl

Crystal punch bowls are very easy to break.  The most common way is when  the party is over you pour out the left over punch and put hot water in the bowl to wash it out.  Old thick brilliant cut glass can not take temperature change.  The thicker the glass the more vulnerable to cracking from heat.  This beautiful cut glass punch bowl fell victim to hot water in the sink.

Broken cut glass punch bowl

Broken cut glass punch bow

I can repair this bowl and it will be usable .  The cut pattern hides the repair and makes it very hard to detect .

cut glass punch bowl

cut glass punch bowl

After the repair the restoration is hard to find.

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