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New York Waterford Crystal Repair – Broken Glass Dreidel restoration

Thursday, April 28th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on New York Waterford Crystal Repair – Broken Glass Dreidel restoration

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 .

 

Waterford Crystal Dreidel with broken 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.

 

 

Waterford Crystal Dreidel with New Handle

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.

 

 

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Daum Nancy glass figurine repair chipped and missing ear restoration

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, broken glassware, Chipped Glass Repair, Figurine, glass sculpture repair, Glueings, zoo | Comments Off on Daum Nancy glass figurine repair chipped and missing ear restoration

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).

 

Daum glass horse with broken ear

 

Replacement Glass Ears

 

 

 

 

New Ear

 

 

attached new ear

 

 

Shape new ear

 

 

Daum glass horse first stage of polish

 

 

 

Acid etch glass to match glass head

 

a few finishing touches and its as good as new

Daum horse new ear

Daum Crystal Horse

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Antique Crystal Bowl Repair Broken Glass Foot

Monday, April 25th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Glueings | Comments Off on Antique Crystal Bowl Repair Broken Glass Foot

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.

Missing Glass Leg

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.

 

glass leg

By casting a mold of one of the good  glass legs I was able to make a new glass foot .

 

Installed 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

 

 

 

No more pennies

 

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 .

 

 

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Steuben crystal eagle broken glass wings repair

Thursday, April 21st, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Figurine, Glueings, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Steuben crystal eagle broken glass wings 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. 

 

 

 

 

restoration complete

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antique crystal light cut glass globe repair

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair | Comments Off on antique crystal light cut glass globe 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.

 

Before repair

 

 

After restoration

The adhesive is stronger than glass .  After repairing the globe I frosted the glass to remove all of the glue and hide the repair.

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Antique Glass Repair broken crystal cruet

Friday, April 8th, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, sick glass | Comments Off on Antique Glass Repair broken crystal cruet

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 .

 

 

Dirty and broken cruet

 

cleaned and repaired

 

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Antique glass cruet repair broken crystal decanter

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, Broken Decanter Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on Antique glass cruet repair broken crystal decanter

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 .

Antique glass cruet with broken foot

 

 

glass foot

 

glass replacement bottom and foot

 

 

 

antique glass cruet repaired

 

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.

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Antique glass globe repair with missing pieces

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Glass Globe, Glueings | 1 Comment »

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.

 

broken glass globe " gone with the wind oil lamp"

 

antique glass globe with hole

 

 

 

antique glass globe with new glass in hole

 

 

fill the hole and paint

 

 

Antique "gone with the wind lamp " glass globe repair

The repair

 

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Waterford Crystal repair broken candlestick missing piece

Friday, April 1st, 2011 Posted in Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Waterford Crystal repair broken candlestick missing piece

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.

 

waterford crystal candle holder

 

Broken Glass candle holder

 

After making the new top I cut off the broken part .

 

Waterford Candle holder with new top

 

 

Waterford Crystal Candle Holder after restoration

 

waterford glass crystal restoration with new glass top

 

 

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