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crystal repair Antique Steuben Crystal Teardrop Candlestick Restoration

Sunday, November 25th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Candlestick repair, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on crystal repair Antique Steuben Crystal Teardrop Candlestick Restoration

If you let the candle burn down to the glass it will break.  The flame got to close to the glass and broke the top.  I have made many new tops for crystal candlesticks.  The teardrop candlestick by Steuben is my favorite.

Steuben Crystal Candlestick with broken top

First step to cut off broken top.

Cut off broken top

I have repair many crystal candlesticks with this same problem.

Replacement Part

I made the replacement top.

 

 

Steuben Crystal Teardrop Candlestick

Replace broken top with new top.

 

Candlestick restoration

 

 

Time to plan candle lit dinner.

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Antique Glass Repiar whale oil lamp

Sunday, November 25th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Blowen Glass Replacements | Comments Off on Antique Glass Repiar whale oil lamp

The antique glass oil lamp has been in the family for generations.  During the last move the glass was broken. The pewter was in good shape.  We made a replacement glass .

antique whale oil lamp missing glass

 

 

Install glass

Whale oil lamp glass

Installed glass

 

Whale oil lamp restoration

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Crystal repair Lalique broken and chipped glass

Sunday, November 25th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Figurine, glass sculpture repair, Glueings, LaLique Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal repair Lalique broken and chipped glass

The  broken Lalique Crystal  statue was a present give to a customer in his eighties. He received it  when he was a young man.  It holds  great sentimental value and he wanted to repair it rather than replace it.  Some one tried to repair it. It was covered in glue and a number of large pieces were missing. I will need to recreate the missing piece.  

 

I use a foot from a broken Lalique compote to make the block .

 

Shaping the block to  form legs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The final step is to etch the glass to match.  If you look close there is a small line were it was  glued.

 

 

 

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crystal repair broken glass globe

Saturday, November 24th, 2012 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Chandelier Repair, Glass Globe | Comments Off on crystal repair broken glass globe

The antique glass globe was broken and many of the pieces were missing.  I make a new top for  antique glass globe .

 

I made the flag shade of the old shade.

 

 

I frosted the glass to match.

 

 

 

 

I cut and polished the design in the new top.

 

 

I installed the new top on the antique glass globe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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