Archive for the ‘Glueings’ Category
The antique glass penguin was broken and put away years ago. The glass was discovered and the search was on to find some one to repair it. The one fin was broken off and many of the small pieces were lost. That Steuben Crystal penguin held memories of years go by.
I used a piece of Steuben Crystal to sculpt the replacement wing because of the color . Steuben is forty nine percent lead and very clear. The lead also makes it very soft so I have to use the very best cerium oxide for the final step in the polishing process.
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 Waterford crystal lamp was sent to me from Pennsylvania for repair. The base of he lamp was broken off and they didn’t have all the pieces . There was a crack a running up the bottom and I had to carefully control the crack and turn it so it ran back to the bottom. I didn’t want the crack to run up to the top of the lamp.
I looked and found a Waterford Crystal bowl to make the new base out of.
Cut off broken parts from the bottom of the lamp.
I loop the crack back down and remove piece so it can be repaired. The lamp is stable now by controlling the crack we minimized its in-pack. Little cracks only stay little for awhile.
Smooth and polish the parts for reassembly .
Using a Waterford Crystal bowl I made a new base for the lamp complete with Waterford logo.
Drill a large hole in the bowl.
The bowl was broken in half and in need of restoration. It was a clean break so I think would guess hot water in the sink was the culprit . This type of repair comes out very good because of the color and texture. Cracked glass bowls are sent to me all the time.
The stopper for a crystal decanter was broken and sent to me for repair. I made the new blank first. Then I ground and polished it to fit the decanter.
I cut off the broken part of the stopper .
Then I attached the new stopper blank.
The final step to grind and polish the stopper to fit the decanter.
The crystal bowl was broken in many pieces . His wife said just through it a way. I can repair the antique cut glass bowl so they can use it.
This bowl is ready for the party . Spike the punch some one is out of the dog house.
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, antique cut glass repair, Antique Glass Repair, antique glass restoration, Antique glassware repair, Broken Glass Glued, Chipped Crystal Repair, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, cut glass repair
A precious glass dreidel is not a toy to play with. In this instance, one of the grand kids did not listen and broke it accidentally. They were delighted to know we could restore this piece. The Waterford Crystal Dreidel was missing the handle .
Using a glass lath and a crystal rod I fabricated a new handle. I was able to down load a full size picture and use it for a pattern of the original.
Sent for repair from New York, New York and returned in time for passover.
Theyll know the next time to not let the kids play with it.
If you are in New York and need crystal repair, Bruening Glass works has restored all kinds of crystal pieces for customers all over the globe.
The ear was broken off and lost from a very expensive DAUM Nancy glass figurine. I had to sculpt part of a new ear to fit on the dark amber Daum Glass horse . Matching the very dark amber color was my first challenge . I made a dozen or more glass ears be for finding one I liked . Daum glass started with the notary Jean Daum Daum started making glass for watches and mirrors. (1825-1885).
Replacement Glass Ears
Acid etch glass to match glass head
a few finishing touches and its as good as new
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Glass Glued, Chipped Crystal Repair, crystal figurine repair, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, Daum crystal repair, Daum glass repair, glass figurine repair, Glass Parts, glass sculpture repair, glass sculpture restoration, Glueing Glass
This bowl had a place of honor on grandmas dinning room table for over four decades . There it sat with a stack of pennies taking the place of the missing foot. Grandmas birthday is coming up and wouldn’t it be nice to get the bowl repaired . The local antique dealers and glass shops said it couldn’t be repaired . What they should have said is they can’t repair it and they don’t know any one who can.
Cut glass bowl with a missing foot. The leg broke off and was missed placed over forty years ago .
First step in the repair process to remove what was left of the broken leg on the cut crystal bowl.
By casting a mold of one of the good glass legs I was able to make a new glass foot .
We were able to give grandma her pennies back after bonding the new foot to the bottom of the antique glass bowl
The local “experts ” got it wrong . It can be restored . The crystal repair projects I work on now come from all over the world.
Crystal repair is now high tech with the use of UV adhesives and high temp molds . Antique cut glass bowls like this one are repairable . Crystal repair has come a long way in the last thirty years .
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, antique cut glass repair, Antique Glass Repair, Antique glassware repair, broken crystal repair, Broken Glass Glued, Broken glassware repair, Chipped Crystal Repair, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, cut glass repair, Glueing Glass, lead crystal repair, pressed glass repair
The Steuben eagle was sent to me with two broken wings. They broke off but it wasn’t a clean break. I had to polish of what was left of the broken wings.
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, Antique Glass Repair, broken crystal repair, Broken Glass Glued, Chipped Crystal Repair, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, Steuben Crystal, steuben crystal glass repair