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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.
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 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.
After making the new top I cut off the broken part .
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.
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 crystal stem are repairable. This Waterford wine glass was broken in three pieces. I repaired the glass for a fraction of replacement cost.
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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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.
Broken were the handle meets the metal. This Waterford Crystal letter opener can be restored as good as new.
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.
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.
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 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.