The crystal birds were dropped and broke. I need to cut off the broken pieces. Then layout the pieces and make a drawing of the pieces needed. I made the replacement pieces of glass . The hard part of this restoration is the fitting of the new pieces.
This was a very difficult restoration because grinding and fitting the new pieces . This is the seventh and final attempt. I was told it was made by
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.
If you forget to put out the candle it will burn down and crack the candle cup. Repairing crystal candlesticks is a challenge. The easy way is to make a new candle cup if all I could do is grind the old one down there wouldn’t be much glass left to hold the candle . Crystal repair on candlesticks can be avoided by drill a small hole up through the bottom of the candle removing the wick. The candle will go out before it can crack the candle cup.
A customer brought in this damaged crystal candle holder. I quickly evaluated it and knew we could repair it. You can see the before and after below. I was able to make a new candle cup and attach it . This is a Orrafors Crysal Candlestick