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Archive for the ‘Chandelier Repair’ Category

Archive for the ‘Chandelier Repair’ Category

Crystal Repair Antique Glass Chandelier Arm

Saturday, September 1st, 2012 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Chandelier Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Antique Glass Chandelier Arm

The movers packed the chandelier like they always do ” wrong”.  They hung the chandelier in box fully assembled . You must take the arms off a chandelier before shipping. I have repaired hundreds of arms .

 

Crystal Chandelier Arm

 

The antique glass chandelier arm will be as strong as new after it is repaired .  When photographed on black you can see the repair if you look close .  When installed back on the chandelier the repair will be very hard to find.

Antique Glass Chandelier Arm

This repair could have been avoided if the mover had removed the arms before shipping.  Never ship a chandelier with the crystal arms attached.

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Antique Glass Repair bent glass light fixture

Monday, April 23rd, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Bent Glass, Chandelier Repair, Glass Globe | Comments Off on Antique Glass Repair bent glass light fixture

The antique light fixture was missing a couple panels.  We  used an antique seedy  glass to make the replacement panels.

antique bent glass light fixture

 

Vintage Bent Glass Light Fixture

 

 

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Crystal Chandelier Repair Candelabra Restoration

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chandelier Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Chandelier Repair Candelabra Restoration

Right out of the basement, the antique candelabra was in total disrepair. It was removed from the dinning room and  placed in the basement .  The bronze frame work was broken in several places.  The antique wiring was fared and need to be replaced.  The globes were dirty and  badly chipped.

Chandelier Repair / Candelabra Repair

It had a broken center column.

 

 

 

Crystal Candelabra Restoration / Chandelier

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Antique Glass Chandelier Repair / candelabra /crystal bobeche replacement

Saturday, December 31st, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, Chandelier Repair | Comments Off on Antique Glass Chandelier Repair / candelabra /crystal bobeche replacement

This antique crystal  bobeche is from a late 1700’s early 1800’s candelabra that  was electrified.  I needed to make two replacement bobeches .  The first step is to make the glass blanks.

 

Bobeche Blank

Rough cutting the shape is next.

 

Rough Cutting Crystal Blank

 

Using smoothing stones the glass is given a 400 to 600 grit finish and ready for polishing.

Bobeche before polishing

 

 

Crystal Bobeche and replacement

The replacement crystal  bobeches are marked for drilling the holes.

 

Crystal Bobeche and replacement

 

 

Replacement Bobeche

 

I also made replacement arms for this chandelier shown in the picture.    I will post picture showing the process I use to duplicate the solid crystal arms.

 

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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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Chandelier Restoration and Repair

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 Posted in Chandelier Repair | Comments Off on Chandelier Restoration and Repair

As the year winds down, we’re very busy in the shop with many different repair projects. One of the many types of repair services that we perform is chandelier restoration. There are many different types of chandelier repairs that we do and Marc wanted to tell you about a few that we have going on right now. As you can imagine with each repair project, there’s a story. Marc tells the story of how this chandelier was broken. It was sent to us from Louisiana.

We perform all kinds of chandelier restoration for customers all over the globe. You can ship us your piece and we’ll repair it and ship it back to you. Please fill out the form at right or call us for more information.

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Crystal Repair chandelier arm

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Chandelier Repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Crystal Repair chandelier arm

These arms are off a antique crystal candleabra. Made in the 1700 s the wires go on the out side of the arms . There are no holes for the wires to run through. I will get pictures of the chandelier when its complete and post them .  The crystal arms were sent to me for repair from Oregon. The piece has been in the family a long time. I would love to know how it got to Oregon and when. I think it came from England.

glass arms

glass arms

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Antique Glass Repair “chandelier”

Saturday, August 15th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chandelier Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on Antique Glass Repair “chandelier”

This broken crystal chandelier was stored in basement for years. Antique glass repair of the four broken arms and a good bath is all this piece will need . Back over a table it will go.
Antique Glass Chadelier

Antique Glass Chadelier

 

Antique Crysal Chandelier

Antique Crysal Chandelier

I repaired this Antique Glass Chandelier using white cloth covered wire. A little hard to find but worth the time . I like keeping things original when I can. I would have liked  to repainted the candle sleeves they look dirty to me compaired to the new wire. Gramas gone now but the antique glass chandelier is repaired and back at work.

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Chandelier Repair broken Bobeche

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, broken glassware, Chandelier Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on Chandelier Repair broken Bobeche

bobeche
bobeche
Chandelier Part
Chandelier Part

Antique chandelier with a  broken bobeche needs repair. This very old chandelier part will go back on the old light and you wont be able to see the repaired part.

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Beveled Bent Glass Light Repair

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Bent Glass, Beveled Glass, Beveled glass lens, Chandelier Repair, Panel Lamp Repair | Comments Off on Beveled Bent Glass Light Repair

broken  bent beveled panel

broken bent beveled panel

Out door light with four broken curved beveled glass pieces .  The hard part is the metal  it got bent when the large piece of ice fell and hit the  light. First with a hammer and a piece of wood I repair the metal . On to the glass I made a mold and bent 1/4 inch glass to the pattern needed .Test fit each piece then hand beveled each glass panel.  Installed the new beveled bent glass panels and gave the light a bath.

Ice damaged metal

Ice damaged metal

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bent glass test fit

bent glass test fit

Hand bevel glass panel

Hand bevel glass panel

Polish bevel and install

Polish bevel and install

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