The second largest chandelier in the world was in need of three replacement bobeches. I have made a lot of crystal bobeches over the years but not as large as these. They sent me a broken bobeche with a part missing. I made a mold and cast it in plaster to fill in the part the was missing.
I made the blanks .
Crystal bobeche twelve inch diameter
Drilled the 24 holes and added pins.
The crystal bobeche was broken during a move. Dad tried to find all the piece but an up short. Gluing the remains showed a large piece was missing. I decided that I would make a replacement bobeche. Filling the hole left by the missing pieces was an option but not a good one
Some times when doing a chandelier restoration you can’t find the replacement parts.
The first step to making a replacement bobeche is making the blank.
Stone cut design.
With the replacement bobeche complete the chandelier will hang in splendor again.
The bobeche for the antique crystal chandelier was broken and discarded. The search was on for the replacement part. None was found. I made the glass blank . Then I cut , polished and drilled the holes for the pins. Sent to me from our neighbors to the north Ontario Canada.
This is the crystal blank and I used a diamond saw to cut off the extra.
I polished the rim and drilled the holes for the prisms.
Here is the custom made replacement bobeche for a crystal chandelier .
I was send a broken crystal bobeche from an antique chandelier. The antique glass bobeche was broken in many pieces and a couple of large pieces were missing. I cut off the part that was not broken . I used a crystal bowl with the same design as the original bobeche to recreate the broken and missing portion. I needed to drill a large hole in the center and many small holes around the rim
I cut off the good part of the old bobeche and ground the bottom of the new bowl flat.
I drill the holes for the prism pins.
Repairing broken crystal parts for chandeliers is cost effective . This antique crystal part from a chandelier was broken and a replacement was not available . I made a new top piece to replace the broken part and used the bottom part that was still good.
Cut off damaged part and make new replacement piece.
Only one of the candlesticks were broken but I repair both . I replaced the bobeches and attached the candle cups.
One of the services that Bruening Glass Works specializes in is chandelier restoration and repair. Whether you own a antique chandelier or a new one, we can fix it. We’ve repaired chandeliers for clients all over the world.
View the video below to see more of what type of chandelier repair we perform.
Chandelier Back To Glory
Work is moving along on the chandelier. We rewired the chandelier and unlike most chandeliers the wires on this piece when in grooves in the arms not through a hole or tube in the arm.
A Large Waterford Crystal Compote with a broken stem needed a little tlc . First to grind and polish the stem were a large chip came out. If it was to big Iwould have to make a filler piece but after grinding it still had a nice shade so I finished the repair. This compote is the first Waterford piece I have repaired that was glued at the factory. This is were the stem and the bowl are make and glued together not put together hot.
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