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A precious glass dreidel is not a toy to play with. In this instance, one of the grand kids did not listen and broke it accidentally. They were delighted to know we could restore this piece. The Waterford Crystal Dreidel was missing the handle .
Using a glass lath and a crystal rod I fabricated a new handle. I was able to down load a full size picture and use it for a pattern of the original.
Sent for repair from New York, New York and returned in time for passover.
Theyll know the next time to not let the kids play with it.
If you are in New York and need crystal repair, Bruening Glass works has restored all kinds of crystal pieces for customers all over the globe.
The ear was broken off and lost from a very expensive DAUM Nancy glass figurine. I had to sculpt part of a new ear to fit on the dark amber Daum Glass horse . Matching the very dark amber color was my first challenge . I made a dozen or more glass ears be for finding one I liked . Daum glass started with the notary Jean Daum Daum started making glass for watches and mirrors. (1825-1885).
Replacement Glass Ears
Acid etch glass to match glass head
a few finishing touches and its as good as new
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This bowl had a place of honor on grandmas dinning room table for over four decades . There it sat with a stack of pennies taking the place of the missing foot. Grandmas birthday is coming up and wouldn’t it be nice to get the bowl repaired . The local antique dealers and glass shops said it couldn’t be repaired . What they should have said is they can’t repair it and they don’t know any one who can.
Cut glass bowl with a missing foot. The leg broke off and was missed placed over forty years ago .
First step in the repair process to remove what was left of the broken leg on the cut crystal bowl.
By casting a mold of one of the good glass legs I was able to make a new glass foot .
We were able to give grandma her pennies back after bonding the new foot to the bottom of the antique glass bowl
The local “experts ” got it wrong . It can be restored . The crystal repair projects I work on now come from all over the world.
Crystal repair is now high tech with the use of UV adhesives and high temp molds . Antique cut glass bowls like this one are repairable . Crystal repair has come a long way in the last thirty years .
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, antique cut glass repair, Antique Glass Repair, Antique glassware repair, broken crystal repair, Broken Glass Glued, Broken glassware repair, Chipped Crystal Repair, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, cut glass repair, Glueing Glass, lead crystal repair, pressed glass repair
The Steuben eagle was sent to me with two broken wings. They broke off but it wasn’t a clean break. I had to polish of what was left of the broken wings.
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, Antique Glass Repair, broken crystal repair, Broken Glass Glued, Chipped Crystal Repair, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, Steuben Crystal, steuben crystal glass repair
The painter broke the globe. The cut glass globe goes to a antique ceiling fixture. It came in as a basket case. I taped it together to see if we had all the pieces.
The adhesive is stronger than glass . After repairing the globe I frosted the glass to remove all of the glue and hide the repair.
The antique broken glass cruet needed restoration. This one came from a set that has a beautiful sterling silver holder. First I cleaned the inside .
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, antique cut glass repair, Antique Glass Repair, Bottle Repair, broken crystal repair, Broken Glass Glued, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, cut glass repair, Glass Repair, Glueing Glass, Remove Stains in Vases and Decanters, Sick Glass Repair
The markings indicate it was make in England and its sterling silver. Sent to me from a church in Boston Mass. this cruet is one of four that was purchased when they built the church. The antique glass cruet was dropped and broken. I cut off the broken bottom in line with the silver ring . I made a new glass bottom and foot .
We repair the pieces that others say can be done. After trying the local repair places in Boston area the the cruet was sent to me.
The” gone with the wind oil lamp” has been in the family for many years . Some one broke it and lost some of the pieces. This make the restoration of the glass globe very difficult. First we reassembled the the pieces we had leaving a large hole that needed to be filled. Casting a mold off of the antique globe we were able to make a new curved white opal glass to fill the hole.
Tags: antique glass lamp repair, antique glass light repair, antique glass light restoration, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Glass Glued, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, Glass Repair, Glueing Glass, painted glass lamp repair
The Waterford crystal candlestick was broken and they lost the pieces. Making a piece to fit were the piece broke out was not an option. So I made a new top to replace were the glass was missing.
After making the new top I cut off the broken part .