The classic Steuben Crystal tear drop candlestick had a broken foot and was in need of restoration. I made a new foot .
Monograms , Dates and Names can be removed from glass. This Steuben Crystal vase was sent to have a large engraving removed.
The Steuben Crystal Trout had a broken fin . The glass fin was broken in two place and was chipped. I used the bottom of a broken Steuben candlestick to form the new fin.
The crystal pineapple fell over and the top stem broke off. It needed more than just a gluing if I used an adhesive to repair it you would see the restoration. I needed to make a new center stem to make a seamless restoration.
Not sure of the story but the bunny was broken and repaired many times over the years. It was sent to me for repair with a plea to make it look better. The Steuben Crystal bunny was in bad shape both ears had been broken off and there were many chips and dings.
After shipping it back I received a very nice email .
Email message sent to me
I received the repaired Steuben rabbit today. Great job. Thank you
for first rate craftsmanship and artistic work. This piece has been in our
family since the early 1960s and now it looks beautiful. Thanks again.
If you let the candle burn down to the glass it will break. The flame got to close to the glass and broke the top. I have made many new tops for crystal candlesticks. The teardrop candlestick by Steuben is my favorite.
First step to cut off broken top.
I have repair many crystal candlesticks with this same problem.
I made the replacement top.
Replace broken top with new top.
Time to plan candle lit dinner.
I need to make a new fin . I cut the rough shape of a new fit . Steuben crystal is very clear so I used a broken Steuben Plate so the glass would match .
New crystal fin made from old Steuben Crystal plate.
Chipped wine glasses ,chipped water glasses ,chipped rock glasses, champagne glasses and chipped cordial glasses can be ground and polished to look like new. Crystal glassware is hand made and each glass is a little different size. Stemware from the major manufactures can be very expensive and some times the patterns have been retired so repairing is the only option.
Waterford Crystal , Baccarat Crystal , Lalique Crystal , Steuben Crystal , Orrefors Crystal , Tiffin , Fostoria , Kosta Boda, Cambridge, Stuard, Hawkes Crystal, Daum Crystal, I have repaired them all.
The Steuben Crystal Teardrop Candlestick is one of the largest candlesticks they made. It is very common for people to forget to put out the candles after dinner. When the candle burns down the heat cracks the candle cup. I have repaired many of these over the years by making a new candle cup.
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.