Bruening Glass Works - repairing crystal for over 100 years
20157 Lake Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116
440.333.4768
mak917@aol.com

Archive for January, 2011

Broken Crystal Bowl Restoration brilliant cut glass

Sunday, January 30th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glueings | Comments Off on Broken Crystal Bowl Restoration brilliant cut glass

Broken in many pieces this American Brilliant Cut Glass Bowl needed a lot of work.  Some days I feel like if they gave me a chance I think I could put Humpty Dumpty back together.

broken glass bowl

broken glass bowl

Repaired crystal bowl

Repaired crystal bowl

Old bowls hold  candy and memories the memories are more valuable .   I have spent a life time repairing memories and having a ball.

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Broken crystal repair

Saturday, January 15th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Crystal Repair Pictures, Figurine, Glueings | Comments Off on Broken crystal repair

crystal restoration

crystal restoration

Broken in many pieces this crystal dragon needed a little tlc.

Depending on the type of glass , lead crystal , soda lime glass, or borasilicate glass will determine the method I use to do the restoration.

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crystal repair broken glass restoration

Saturday, January 1st, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements | Comments Off on crystal repair broken glass restoration

One glass was broken from  the set.  I made a new glass with bumps.  The  repair would have been seen.  It was cost effective to make a replacement.

broken glass and replacement

broken glass and replacement

I have a lot of ways to get the job done.   I can blow ,bend ,cast , grind , polish , stain, mill, drill ,bevel, stain, etch, carve, laminate, fuse,  drip and transplant glass.

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art glass repair broken glass restoration

Saturday, January 1st, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Crystal Repair Pictures, glass sculpture repair, Glueings | Comments Off on art glass repair broken glass restoration

Some times the best way to repair a piece is a minor change.   A beautiful art glass vessel came in with a broken base.  The art glass compote was make from a soda lime glass so fusing the pieces together was not an option. Reheating would change the color of the glass.  The base was badly broken and pieces were missing so using an adhesive would have shown .  The artist was contacted but returning for  restoration was not an option. The  making a new base was the best solution.

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