Archive for the ‘Crystal Candlestick repair’ Category
This verrrrry old crystal candlestick net its demise like many candle holders . The candle was allowed to burn down and the flame crack the crystal candle cup. This one of the finest cut glass pieces I have had the pleasure to restore.
The classic Steuben Crystal tear drop candlestick had a broken foot and was in need of restoration. I made a new foot .
The crystal candelabra was broken and the pieces were missing.
Cue out the chipped part.
Fit in new piece off glass.
Cut in design and polish
Its not perfect but when it is back on the candelabra with the prisms installed you won’t be able to see the repair.
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.
Cut off broken part and polish .
Create the new candle cup crystal replacement piece
Attach the new crystal candle cup.
If you let the candle burn down to the glass it will break. The flame got to close to the glass and broke the top. I have made many new tops for crystal candlesticks. The teardrop candlestick by Steuben is my favorite.
First step to cut off broken top.
I have repair many crystal candlesticks with this same problem.
I made the replacement top.
Replace broken top with new top.
Time to plan candle lit dinner.
The Steuben Crystal Teardrop Candlestick is one of the largest candlesticks they made. It is very common for people to forget to put out the candles after dinner. When the candle burns down the heat cracks the candle cup. I have repaired many of these over the years by making a new candle cup.
The blue stem Orrefors candlesticks were broken in many places both the candle cups and one of the bases. I needed to make replacement candle cups and reattach the base.
The dinner is over and you didn’t put out the candles . They burn down and crack the tops of the crystal candlesticks. I can make a new top cut off the old and replace it.
A every common event after dinner is to hear a little ping sound . Yes you forgot to put out the candles and they burnt down and broke the top of your antique crystal candlesticks . I used a pair of bobeches to recreate new tops. Crystal repair requires a little out of the box thinking.
The Waterford Crystal candle stick was sent to a shop for repair. They ground all for corners to match and did not polish them. The customer was very upset and sent the piece to me to be redone . I ground the corners back to a point per original design and polished them.
The other glass repair place sent this back as a finished job.
This was used in there wedding in Ireland.