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Archive for the ‘glass sculpture repair’ Category

Archive for the ‘glass sculpture repair’ Category

art glass repair broken glass restoration

Saturday, January 1st, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Crystal Repair Pictures, glass sculpture repair, Glueings | Comments Off on art glass repair broken glass restoration

Some times the best way to repair a piece is a minor change.   A beautiful art glass vessel came in with a broken base.  The art glass compote was make from a soda lime glass so fusing the pieces together was not an option. Reheating would change the color of the glass.  The base was badly broken and pieces were missing so using an adhesive would have shown .  The artist was contacted but returning for  restoration was not an option. The  making a new base was the best solution.

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crystal repair swarovski bear

Monday, August 30th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, glass sculpture repair, Glueings, Swarovski Crystal, zoo | Comments Off on crystal repair swarovski bear

A common problem with Swarovski Crystal is the adhesive fails.  Over the years I have repair many pieces that have just fallen apart. The new adhesives  are very strong. It is important to clean off all the old adhesive .

broken bear

broken bear

restored bear

restored bear

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Broken glass repair venetian figurine

Sunday, August 29th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, glass sculpture repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Broken glass repair venetian figurine

Glass Figurine repair

Glass Figurine repair

This Venetian glass figurine has a broken jacket.  It was sent to me from St Louis .  I can repair it using an adhesive.  This type of glass can not be fused back together the reheating will make the glass change colors.

Venitian Glass Figurine

Venitian Glass Figurine

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LaLique Crystal repair and restoration chipped or broken

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, glass sculpture repair, LaLique Crystal Repair | Comments Off on LaLique Crystal repair and restoration chipped or broken

This LaLique Crystal broken Base

LaLique Crystal broken Base

This  LaLique Crystal piece was sent to me from Florida for restoration.  The crystal base had a large chip broken off the corner.  The piece that broke off had been lost many years ago so bonding the chip back one was not an option.

Repaired LaLique Crystal sculpture

Repaired LaLique Crystal sculpture

By removing the entire base and making a replacement I was able to restore this glass .

Crystal Resotation LaLIque

Crystal Resotation LaLIque

The LaLique Rams are ready to go back on diplay.

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Crystal Repair broken glass hammer

Monday, August 2nd, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Broken Stem, glass sculpture repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair broken glass hammer

They are for display only , but the grand kids didn’t know that.  Turn your back for a minute and you will have to send me your gable for repair.   Your honor my be a good judge but his baby sitting skill are off.

Crystal Gable Repair

Crystal Gable Repair

Glass Hammer

Glass Hammer

Looking for some glass nails .    The grand kids will love it.   More work for me.

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crystal repair cut glass clown restoration

Monday, August 2nd, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Figurine, glass sculpture repair | Comments Off on crystal repair cut glass clown restoration

Sent to me from New York, the crystal clown needed to be reassembled .   The glass figurine needed a lot of work.  It was a present with a lot of sentimental value.   It is very important to clean off the old adhesive.

lead crystal figurine repair

lead crystal figurine repair

glass figurine restoration

glass figurine restoration

clown bf 2

I will send it back to NY,NY after the crystal repair is complete.  The  clown and memories in tacked this beautiful keep sake will go back on display.

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Glass repair Faberge Egg broken glass base

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Etched Glass, glass sculpture repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Glass repair Faberge Egg broken glass base

A beautiful red glass ” FABERGE EGG” with a broken base was sent to me for repair.  This piece was made in Russia St. Petersburg as stated on the label. The copper wheel engraving of the double eagle is the main design with a very delicate boarder on the base .

Faberge Egg

Faberge Egg

Pieces had broken off the base and were lost.

Faberge Egg broken base

Faberge Egg broken base

Crystal Repair Faberge Egg

Crystal Repair Faberge Egg

glass repair new base

glass repair new base

Faberge Egg repaired glass

Faberge Egg repaired glass

Faberge Label

Faberge Label

I use a matching red glass to fabricate a new base .  The engraved boarder matched the design of the Faberge Egg.  Glass restoration like this is fun. A little creative thinking and for thought the glass egg will go back on display.

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Crystal Repair broken glass figurine

Thursday, January 7th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, glass sculpture repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Crystal Repair broken glass figurine

Broken in three pieces and a failed attemp to glue together with silicone is how it came to me. Crystal repair is a lot harder after you get sililone adhesive all over the pieces and sililone adhesive  is the worst to get off. There are no solvents to remove  it .  All you can do is scrap. The antique glass “China Man” is not a valuable glass figurine but holds a memory.

broken glass figurine

broken glass figurine

repaired crystal figurine

repaired crystal figurine

Over the last thirty years of repairing  crystal I know I been able to get more than one guy out of the dog house.

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Antique glass figurine repair

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, glass sculpture repair | Comments Off on Antique glass figurine repair

Glass Figurine broken off base

Glass Figurine broken off base

Antique glass repair is very rewarding. This glass figurine had been broken for years before they found me. Even with pieces missing I was able to complete the restoration.

Glass Figurine

Glass Figurine

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crystal repair glass cat

Monday, October 26th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, glass sculpture repair, zoo | Comments Off on crystal repair glass cat

The glass cat  figurine had a broken ear. I removed the good ear and made two new ears.   No one will know the ears match and her husband can get out of the dog house.  Friends Romans lend me an ear. 

glass cat with one broken ear

glass cat with one broken ear

 

glass cat new ears

glass cat new ears

Being able to make ears ,noses ,trunks, tails,and other parts gives me alot of options when restoring glass figurines. Under categories there is a heading call zoo it holds before and after picture of crystal animals I have repaired.

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