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Archive for the ‘Bobaches Boboches Bobeches’ Category

Archive for the ‘Bobaches Boboches Bobeches’ Category

antique crystal chandelier replacement bobeche

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Bobaches Boboches Bobeches, Chandelier Repair | Comments Off on antique crystal chandelier replacement bobeche

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.

bobeche with plaster mold

bobeche with plaster mold

 

 

bobeche blank

bobeche blank

I made the blanks .

 

24 pin  12" diam thumb nail

Crystal bobeche   twelve  inch diameter

 

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Drilled the 24 holes and added pins.

 

bo 5

 

 

 

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Chandelier Repair make replacement bobeche for antique chandelier restoration

Thursday, January 24th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Bobaches Boboches Bobeches, Chandelier Repair | Comments Off on Chandelier Repair make replacement bobeche for antique chandelier restoration

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

 

Broken Bobeche

Broken Bobeche

Some times when doing a chandelier restoration you can’t find the replacement parts.

 

Blank

Blank

 

The first step to making a replacement bobeche is making the blank.

 

Rough Cut Bobeche

Rough Cut Bobeche

Stone cut design.

 

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replacement bobeche

replacement bobeche

 

New Bobeche

New Bobeche

With the replacement bobeche complete the chandelier will hang in splendor again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crystal repair chandelier bobeche replacement

Sunday, January 13th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Bobaches Boboches Bobeches, Chandelier Repair | Comments Off on Crystal repair chandelier bobeche replacement

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.

 

Glass blank for bobeche

This is the crystal blank and I used a diamond saw to cut off the extra.

Crystal Bobeche drilled for pins

I polished the rim and drilled the holes for the prisms.

Replacement Bobeche for crystal chandelier

Here is the custom made replacement bobeche for a crystal chandelier .

 

 

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Crystal repair broken antique glass bobeche

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Bobaches Boboches Bobeches, Chandelier Repair | Comments Off on Crystal repair broken antique glass bobeche

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

 

Broken Crystal Bobeche

 

 

crystal bowl

 

crystal bowl part

Cut off the good part of broken bobeche

 

I cut off the good part of the old bobeche and ground the bottom of the new bowl flat.

 

 

 

Crystal Bobeche with Old Top

 

I drill the holes for the prism pins.

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Chandelier Repair broken crystal parts

Friday, October 14th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Bobaches Boboches Bobeches, Chandelier Repair | Comments Off on Chandelier Repair broken crystal parts

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.

 

 

 

 

restoration complete

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Crystal Repair Broken Candlesticks

Monday, August 10th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Bobaches Boboches Bobeches, Crystal Candlestick repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glueings, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Broken Candlesticks

Only one of  the candlesticks were broken but I repair both .  I replaced the bobeches and attached the candle cups.

Broken Candlestick

Broken Candlestick

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Antique Chandelier Repair Restoration

Saturday, February 14th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Bobaches Boboches Bobeches, Broken Stem, Chandelier Repair | 1 Comment »

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.

Antique crystal chandelier

Chandelier Back To Glory

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Waterford Crystal Compote

Saturday, February 14th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Bent Glass, Bobaches Boboches Bobeches, Chipped Glass Repair, clock glass, Glueings, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | 1 Comment »

Waterford Compote Broken Stem

Waterford Compote Broken Stem

Crystal Compote Repaired

Crystal Compote Repaired

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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