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Archive for the ‘Broken Stem’ Category

Archive for the ‘Broken Stem’ Category

Crystal vase repair broken off foot

Thursday, December 31st, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, broken glassware, Broken Stem, Glueings | 1 Comment »

This very large crystal vase was sent to me for repair. If I had  bonded the two pieces together you would be able to see the repair. I decided the best way to repair this crystal vase was to cut off the bottom and reattached it to the foot. This crystal vase was originally bonded to the foot. The repair will make bond between the crystal vase and glass foot even stronger and less likely to break again.
 

 

 

Crystal vase repair  broken off foot

vase broken foot

 
 
 

 

 

repaired vase

repaired vase

Cut off bottom of crystal  vase to make a clean smooth bond. Stronger and better looking repair.

repaired crystal vase

repaired vase

Repairing the antique crystal vases of the future. Some one bring home the roses this vase is ready for action.

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Antique Glass Epergne Repair

Friday, December 18th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Broken Stem, Glueings | Comments Off on Antique Glass Epergne Repair

Broken into many pieces the antique glass came in for repair. It has been in the family along time and met so much could I repair it.  I told them it would not be perfect but I would do my best .  The first thing I needed to do was give it a bath. Then I dill out the broken fitter ( stopper ) out of the bottom. Then came the  fitting of the pieces to see what was missing.

Antique Glass Epegne Repair

Antique Glass Epegne Repair

It was a shame that an antique glass piece the of this quality got broken and needed repair. 

Repair antique glass epergne

Repair antique glass epergne

If you look close you can see the cracks . It will take just a little creative decoration and it can be displayed for all to enjoy.  Antique crystal with the copper wheel engraving the quality of this piece are rare. Broken crystal after restoration doesn’t all ways come out flawless  but you do have to look close to see the repair. Send in the flowers.

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antique glass repair stem

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Broken Stem | 1 Comment »

Antique ruby wine glass with a broken stem came in for repair.  It was a clean break and a simple restoration. This antique wine glass after repair will go back in the china case untill Thankgiving. The set is complete again.

Antique ruby wine glass for repair

Antique ruby wine glass for repair

 

antique wine glass after repair

antique wine glass after repair

Set the table this antique wine glass has been repaired and is ready to go to work.

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Antique Glass Repair gold compote

Saturday, September 5th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Broken Stem | Comments Off on Antique Glass Repair gold compote

This antique glass compote was sent to me for repair. The foot was broken off and misssing. I cut off the stem flat and went looking for a foot.
Broken glass compote
Repaired glass compote with new foot

Repaired glass compote with new foot

I attached the new foot and made it gold to match.

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broken martini glass

Monday, July 6th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, broken glassware, Broken Stem | Comments Off on broken martini glass

Is that your " minkey"

Is that your " minkey"

Your monkey is all better

Your monkey is all better

This martini glass came in with a broken stem.  With a little tlc its as good as new. 

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glass repair testimonial

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, broken glassware, Broken Stem, Chipped Glass Repair, Testimonials, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on glass repair testimonial

I am writing the following to attest to the great skill of the Bruening Glass Works, Inc. personnel.  Several months ago my wife, while filling a Waterford Crystal vase with clean water, accidently tapped the base of the vase against the sink. The base separated from the body of the vase and sustained a substantial chip when it landed in the sink.  We immediately called the jewelry store from where the vase was purchased to ask about its repair.  They referred us to an outfit in Los Angeles, CA.  We were told to send an email with pictures, and we would be instructed on how to proceed.  Several months and six emails later I still had not heard a word from the California outfit.  So, I did a goggle search for Waterford Crystal repair and the Bruening Glass Works, Inc. was one of the first entries.  Being there were some nice testimonials, I emailed Marc at Bruening Glass.  He responded immediately,  and based upon our conversations (both email & telephone) we shipped our vase to him.  In all honesty, we did not expect that much of anything could be done — we just wanted the vase to stand upright & hold flowers.  We had written it off as far as it looking really nice ever again.  We were extremely pleased and surprised when the vase was returned to us a couple of weeks later.  Knowing what March had told us about the repair, we knew it would be a little shorter than when it was new (the broken parts had to be ground down a bit).  Other than that, there was no evidence of any repair work. As far as we are concerned the vase is as good as new — the work is unbelievably good!!!  In short, please do not hesitate to enlist the services of Bruening Glass Works, Inc.  The craftsmanship is superb, its prices are reasonable, and the service is top-notch.
 
Thanks Marc for doing such remarkable work on an impossible repair.
 
Bruce & Carmen Mills
w-vs-a1

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glass christmas ornament repair

Saturday, May 30th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Blowen Glass Replacements, Broken Stem, Testimonials, Waterford Crystal Repair | 3 Comments »

Here’s a letter from a very satisfied customer:


    Dear Marc and Brian,

    The Waterford Christmas ornament arrived today and I just wanted to tell you how pleased I am with the repair.  It’s perfect and my grandson will once again have his  ornament on the tree.

    Thanks again,
    Barbara Powell

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Crystal Repair Heisey Glass

Thursday, April 16th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, broken glassware, Broken Stem, chipped glassware, Crystal Candlestick repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Heisey Glass

One broken Heisey Crystal candle stick needs repair, and it’s mate needs to be altered to match. This candle stick was badly broken below the candle cup and some pieces are still missing.  Once the first candle stick is repaired I can shorten the other piece to make them a match set once again. Antique crystal such as Heisey is often signed. This piece with a small H inside a diamond.

Antique Heisey Crystal Candlestick

Antique Heisey Crystal Candlestick

Heisey Candlesticks

Heisey Candlesticks

Antique Glass Repair Broken Heisey Glass Candlestick

Glue Broken Glass Pieces

Email came :

Question/Message:
Morning Marc, Just wanted to say the candlesticks arrived intact yesterday and
I am so very pleased with the work you did! It’s so nice to not have to hide
one of them anymore! You’re an artist and I’ll certainly recommend you to
anyone that has a glass problem! Thanks so much…. Pat

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Antique Glass Repair Venetian Glass Bottle Repair

Friday, March 20th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Broken Decanter Repair, Broken Stem, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on Antique Glass Repair Venetian Glass Bottle Repair

Venetian Bottle Broken Foot Missing Piece

Venetian Bottle Broken Foot Missing Piece

A gorgeous Venetian glass bottle was brought to me for repair. The owner wisely researched many different repair shops before finding me. Not all repair shops have the experience to restore antique pieces like this one. I love doing this type of repair. The key to fixing this antique bottle was to find a new foot, and perform a transplant. The broken foot, or what was left of it, was cut off and polished flat. Using a UV cured adhesive, the new foot and the bottle were bonded together. The new foot was from a Venetian Vase from many years ago. My parts department (see picture) is the result of working with antique pieces for thirty years. I was pleased to find such a good match for this bottle, even the gold trim matched. Antique glass repair is enjoyable for me, and I truly love restoring antique glass artwork. In addition to crystal repair, I can blow glass, slump or bend glass, stain, paint, bevel, curve, engrave, etch, and cut glass.

Glass Parts Department

Glass Parts Department

Venetian Glass Decanter New Foot

Venetian Glass Decanter New Foot

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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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