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Archive for the ‘Waterford Crystal’ Category

Archive for the ‘Waterford Crystal’ Category

Waterford Crystal Repair Broken Lamp

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glueings, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Waterford Crystal Repair Broken Lamp

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.

 

Broken Waterford Lamp Base

I looked and found a Waterford Crystal bowl to make the new base out of.

 

Brioken glass lamp

Cut off broken parts from the bottom of the  lamp.

 

Crack running up

 

 

 

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.

 

New base for lamp

Smooth and polish the parts for reassembly .

 

 

 

Hole for lamp cord

 

 

Using a Waterford Crystal bowl I made a new base for the lamp complete with Waterford logo.

 

Drill a large hole in the bowl.

 

Waterford Table Lamp

 

 

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New York Waterford Crystal Repair – Broken Glass Dreidel restoration

Thursday, April 28th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on New York Waterford Crystal Repair – Broken Glass Dreidel restoration

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 .

 

Waterford Crystal Dreidel with broken 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.

 

 

Waterford Crystal Dreidel with New Handle

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.

 

 

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Waterford Crystal repair broken candlestick missing piece

Friday, April 1st, 2011 Posted in Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Waterford Crystal repair broken candlestick missing piece

The Waterford crystal candlestick was broken and they lost the pieces.  Making a piece to fit were the piece broke out was not an option. So I made a new top to replace were the glass was missing.

 

waterford crystal candle holder

 

Broken Glass candle holder

 

After making the new top I cut off the broken part .

 

Waterford Candle holder with new top

 

 

Waterford Crystal Candle Holder after restoration

 

waterford glass crystal restoration with new glass top

 

 

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Crystal Repair Broken Waterford Stem

Monday, March 28th, 2011 Posted in broken glassware, Broken Stem, Glueings, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Broken Waterford Stem

Sent from New York, New York for restoration the Waterford Crystal wine glass had a broken stem . It was cracked in two places were the stem meets the foot and were the stem meets the bowl.

 

Waterford Crystal with broken stem

Waterford Crystal with broken stem

 

 

Crystal wine glass after repair

Some were in New York city a couple is having a glass of wine with dinner and remembering when they went to Ireland  in the 80’s  .  They bought a set of Waterford Crystal Wine glasses after the factory tour.

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Broken wine glass Waterford Crystal stem

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Broken wine glass Waterford Crystal stem

Broken crystal stem are repairable. This Waterford wine glass was broken in three pieces.  I repaired the glass for a fraction of replacement cost.

 

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If you break a wine or water glass you should save the pieces because hey can be used to repair other glasses.

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Waterford Crystal vase repair

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Glueings, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Waterford Crystal vase repair

Broken when washing with hot water.  Waterford crystal and all crystal vases should be wash with warm water.  This one cracked in half and we repair with an adhesive.wf 11

Waterford Vase

Waterford Vase

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Waterford Crystal repair broken letter opener

Monday, February 14th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Glueings, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Waterford Crystal repair broken letter opener

Broken were the handle meets the metal. This Waterford Crystal letter opener can be restored as good as new.

Waterford Crystal Letter Opener Repair

Waterford Crystal Letter Opener Repair

Crystal Restoration Waterford Letter Opener

Crystal Restoration Waterford Letter Opener

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Waterford Crystal repair broken glass stem

Monday, February 14th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Broken Stem, Stemware repair, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Waterford Crystal repair broken glass stem

A common place for  wine glasses to break is were the stem connects to the foot.  I have repair thousands of glasses with  this type of damage.  The repaired glass is stronger than a new glass.

Waterford Glass with broken stem

Waterford Glass with broken stem

Waterford Crystal glass new foot

Waterford Crystal glass new foot

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Crystal Repair Waterford Lamp

Thursday, December 31st, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Broken Stem, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glass Globe, Glueings, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Waterford Lamp

Off the table on to the floor the lamp went with a crash. ” Don’t worry I know a place that does crystal repair. Who  Bruening Glass Works can repair crystal.” Mom was still crying about her lamp but when she called I told her I can repair it.

Broken Waterford Crystal Lamp

Broken Waterford Crystal Lamp

I cut off the broken base and went looking for a new base in my parts department. The shade for a hurrican lamp was the right size and shape. 

Crystal Repair  Waterford Lamp

Repaired Lamp with new base

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broken waterford letter opener

Thursday, July 16th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, broken glassware, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on broken waterford letter opener

Crystal letter openers take a beating. Its very common for the handles to break. This Waterford letter opener broke off flush with the metal ring. I drilled out the old broken glass inside the metal ring and make a new glass stud . Then I attached the rest of the handle.  Ready to open the bills.

Waterford Letter Opener

Waterford Letter Opener

 

Repaired crystal handle

Repaired crystal handle

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