Archive for the ‘glass sculpture repair’ Category
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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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 .
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Glass Glued, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, glass figurine repair, Glass Repair, Glueing Glass, swarvorski crystal repair, swarvorski glass 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.
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Glass Glued, crystal figurine repair, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, glass figurine repair, Glass Repair, Glueing Glass, Venetian Glass Repair
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.
By removing the entire base and making a replacement I was able to restore this glass .
The LaLique Rams are ready to go back on diplay.
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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.
Looking for some glass nails . The grand kids will love it. More work for me.
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.
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.
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 .
Pieces had broken off the base and were lost.
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.
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, Antique Glass Repair, Antique glassware repair, broken crystal repair, Broken Glass Glued, Chipped Crystal Repair, crystal figurine repair, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, Glass Repair, Glueing Glass
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.
Over the last thirty years of repairing crystal I know I been able to get more than one guy out of the dog house.
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.
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.
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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