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Archive for the ‘Swarovski Crystal’ Category

Archive for the ‘Swarovski Crystal’ Category

Crystal repair Swarovski glass bear

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Glueings, Swarovski Crystal | Comments Off on Crystal repair Swarovski glass bear

Swarovski  crystal use a UV cured adhesive to bond there crystal animals together. In this case the adhesive failed and the head came off the bear.  I have to repair the crystal bear .  After cleaning off the old glue using a razor blade and  some cleaner I used a uv cured adhesive to restore the bear .

crystal bear

crystal bear

Swarovski Crystal Bear

Swarovski Crystal Bear

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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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CRYSTAL REPAIR SWAROVSKI UNICORN BROKEN HORN

Sunday, June 27th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Glueings, Swarovski Crystal | Comments Off on CRYSTAL REPAIR SWAROVSKI UNICORN BROKEN HORN

I have repaired at least fifty Swarovski Crystal unicorns over the years.  It  is very common to break the horn off.  This time the crystal horn broke off and the pieces were lost. I have  make a lot of horns ram , bull, dragon,but this was my first unicorn horn. I did not get it on the first try as seen in the picture.

unicorn horns

unicorn horns

Swarovski Crystal Unicorn repaired

Swarovski Crystal Unicorn repaired

After making the new horn I etched the glass .  Then I attached it to the head of the Unicorn.

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Swarovski Crystal Candlestick Repair

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Glueings, Swarovski Crystal | Comments Off on Swarovski Crystal Candlestick Repair

A very common problem    people let the candle burn down to low and it breakes the crystal  candle holder.

Broken crystal candlestick

Broken crystal candlestick

repaired swavorski crystal candlestick

repaired swavorski crystal candlestick

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Swarovski crystal restoration

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Crystal Repair Pictures, glass sculpture repair, Glueings, Swarovski Crystal, zoo | Comments Off on Swarovski crystal restoration

The Swarovski glass dog was missing a tail.  I made one and attached it.

swarovski crystal repair a new tail for an old dog

swarovski crystal repair a new tail for an old dog

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Crystal Repair Broken Swarovski

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 Posted in Glueings, Swarovski Crystal, zoo | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Broken Swarovski

Swarovski Crystal Elephant broken and missing tusk

Swarovski Crystal Elephant broken and missing tusk

The crystal elephant came  in broken and missing a tusk. Reattaching the tusk was the first step.  Them I made a new glass  part  for the Swarovski Elephant using the old glass tusk as a guide. Etching the new glass part to match the old was the final step in the glass restoration.

Swarovski Crystal Elephant

Swarovski Crystal Elephant

crystal elephant with new tusk

crystal elephant with new tusk

Crystal restoration complete old tusk  and the new one .

New glass tusk installed

New glass tusk installed

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Swavorski train wreck gets repaired

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Crystal Repair Pictures, glass sculpture repair, Glueings, Swarovski Crystal | Comments Off on Swavorski train wreck gets repaired

What a train wreck! This swavorski crystal train came to me in about 25 pieces. It needed to be completely reassembled and glued into place, but I had not been given a picture of the original. Reassembling this train was a like a jigsaw puzzle. The fun part was creating a something beautiful from the pieces. I consider that crystal repair at its finest.

Swarvoski Crystal Train

Swarvoski Crystal Train

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Crystal Repair Swarovski Whale

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glueings, Swarovski Crystal, zoo | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Swarovski Whale

It’s hard to swim straight with no tail. This whale was in need of some saving.  It was a simple repair. Please view some of my other Swarovski repairs if you have a piece of crystal that needs to be rescued.

Crystal Whale with broken tail

Crystal Whale with broken tail

Swarovski Crystal Whale

Swarovski Crystal Whale

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Crystal Repair Swarovski Mouse

Sunday, March 15th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Glueings, Swarovski Crystal | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Swarovski Mouse

This mouse must have lost a fight with a cat. Both ears were off and the tail was missing from this whimsical Swarovski crystal mouse. Now he looks good as new with a spring in his tail.

crystal mouse before

crystal mouse before

Swarovski Crystal Mouse

Swarovski Crystal Mouse

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Crystal Repair Swarovski

Saturday, February 14th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Glueings, Swarovski Crystal | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Swarovski

Swarovski Snow Flake

Swarovski Snow Flake

Swarovski Crystal came unglued  simple repair to reglue.

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