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Archive for December, 2012

Crystal Repair broken glass liner for sterling silver bowl

Saturday, December 29th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements | Comments Off on Crystal Repair broken glass liner for sterling silver bowl

The glass liner for the Sterling silver bowl was broken .  I repaired the broken broken glass liner so I could cast a mold off of it to make the replacement  .  I used a high temperature cast able ceramic to make a perfect mold of the original

 

 

 

Replacement Glass Liner

 

New Glass Liner for Sterling Silver Bowl 

 

Silver Bowl with new glass liner and cover

 

It needs a little sugar and it is ready for tea set.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Orrefors crystal repair chipped and broken glass birds

Thursday, December 27th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Glueings, Orrafors Crystal, Orrefors Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Orrefors crystal repair chipped and broken glass birds

The crystal birds were dropped and broke. I need to cut off the broken pieces.  Then  layout the pieces and make a drawing of the pieces needed. I  made the replacement pieces of glass .  The hard part of this restoration is the fitting of the new pieces.

 

Broken Top Loop

crystal birds

 

 

 

 

broken crystal bottom

 

 

 

 

 

crystal restoration

 

This was a very difficult restoration because grinding and fitting the new pieces .  This is the seventh and final attempt.   I was told it was made by

Orrefors Crystal

 

 

 

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Crystal Repair chipped glass bottle

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair chipped glass bottle

The antique crystal  decanter had a chipped and broken neck.  The chip was very large and the pieces have been missing for years.  The glass bottle was part of a set that has been in the family for many years.

 

Decanter with broken neck

 

remove broken part

 

New neck

 

 

 

Repaired Bottle

 

Crystal Decanter Restoration

 

 

 

 

 

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Crystal Repair chipped and broken Steuben Crystal

Friday, December 14th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair chipped and broken Steuben Crystal

The crystal pineapple fell over and the top stem broke off.  It needed more than just a gluing if I used an adhesive to repair it you would see the restoration. I needed to make a new center stem to make a seamless  restoration.

Broken and chipped Steuben Crystal

 

 

new stem old leaves

 

 

 

Steuben Restoration

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Crystal Repair broken lamp part replacement

Sunday, December 9th, 2012 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Chandelier Repair, Etched Glass | Comments Off on Crystal Repair broken lamp part replacement

This piece was sent to me and it is from a small table lamp.  I am going to make a replacement part rather than repair it.

broken glass tube from small lamp

stone cutting design

 

 

Cutting design in new glass lamp part

 

 

custom made replacement lamp part

 

 

 

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Crystal repair broken glass sculpture restoration

Sunday, December 9th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Blowen Glass Replacements, Crystal Repair Pictures, Figurine, glass sculpture repair | Comments Off on Crystal repair broken glass sculpture restoration

The crystal sculpture was broken and the head and the arm are missing. It was purchased in Italy while traveling.  I made a new glass head and arm but I have to attach them  to the body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crystal Repair chipped and broken Steuben Crystal Bunny

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair chipped and broken Steuben Crystal Bunny

Not sure of the story but the bunny was broken and repaired many times over the years.  It was sent to me for repair with a plea to make it look better.   The Steuben Crystal bunny was in bad shape both ears had been broken off and there were many chips and dings.

 

Steuben Crystal Bunny 

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Steuben Crystal Repair

 

Chip crystal bunny

 

Polish off glue and chips

 

Grind and polish damaged area

 

Finished

 

After shipping it back I received a very nice email  .

 

 

Email message sent to me

I received the repaired Steuben rabbit today.  Great job.  Thank you
for first rate craftsmanship and artistic work.  This piece has been in our
family since the early 1960s and now it looks beautiful.  Thanks again.
Peter

 

 

 

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CRYSTAL REPAIR chipped and broken glass candlestick

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Crystal Candlestick repair | Comments Off on CRYSTAL REPAIR chipped and broken glass candlestick

When dinner is over  “blow out the candles “.  Time and time again people finish a candle lit dinner and retire to some place more comfortable  forget to  put out the candles.  Then the candles burn down and when the flame gets close to the glass candle cup it cracks.  This were I come in.

broken crystal candlestick “before picture”

Cut off broken part and polish .

cut off the broken crystal part

Create the new candle cup     crystal replacement piece

 

Replacement part

Attach the new crystal candle cup.

 

crystal repair candlestick ” after picture”

 

 

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Crystal Repair broken glass decanter neck and stopper

Monday, December 3rd, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair | 1 Comment »

The crystal decanter had a broken neck and the stopper was also broken .  I will need to make a new neck and plug for the bottom of the glass stopper.  First I will need to cut off the broken part of the neck.

crystal decanter with broken neck

 

Broken crystal stopper

 

New neck for crystal decanter

 

Cut and polished neck

 

Crystal stopper with broken plug

Make new bottom for broken stopper

 

Make new bottom for broken stopper

 

 

Polish inside crystal neck

 

Repaired crystal stopper

 

Crystal Decanter with repaired neck

 

All ready to fill.

 

 

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