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Daum Nancy glass figurine repair chipped and missing ear restoration

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, broken glassware, Chipped Glass Repair, Figurine, glass sculpture repair, Glueings, zoo | No Comments »

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).

 

Daum glass horse with broken ear

 

Replacement Glass Ears

 

 

 

 

New Ear

 

 

attached new ear

 

 

Shape new ear

 

 

Daum glass horse first stage of polish

 

 

 

Acid etch glass to match glass head

 

a few finishing touches and its as good as new

Daum horse new ear

Daum Crystal Horse

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Antique Pink Glass Elephant Repair

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Figurine, Glueings, zoo | No Comments »

Glass elephant  figurine made out of pink rock glass.  It was broken in many pieces and in need of restoration.

glass elephant broken trunk

 

 

 

Glass elephant after restoration

 

Sent to us from  Atlanta George not a valuable pieces but very important .

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crystal repair swarovski bear

Monday, August 30th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, glass sculpture repair, Glueings, Swarovski Crystal, zoo | No Comments »

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 steuben beaver

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glueings, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair, zoo | No Comments »

The Steuben crystal beaver had a broken tail.  It was sent to me for repair. It wasn’t a very clean break so I ground and polished the chipped glass . I had to reshape the tail also.

broken crystal  steuben beaver

broken crystal steuben beaver

Steuben Crystal Beaver

Steuben Crystal Beaver

restoration complete

restoration complete

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crystal repair glass cat

Monday, October 26th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, glass sculpture repair, zoo | No Comments »

The glass cat  figurine had a broken ear. I removed the good ear and made two new ears.   No one will know the ears match and her husband can get out of the dog house.  Friends Romans lend me an ear. 

glass cat with one broken ear

glass cat with one broken ear

 

glass cat new ears

glass cat new ears

Being able to make ears ,noses ,trunks, tails,and other parts gives me alot of options when restoring glass figurines. Under categories there is a heading call zoo it holds before and after picture of crystal animals I have repaired.

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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 | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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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crystal horse repair

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Crystal Repair Pictures, glass sculpture repair, zoo | No Comments »

crystal horse repair

crystal horse repair

Blowen glass horse with broken leg in for repair.

crystal horse repaired

crystal horse repaired

This is a borosilicate glass and can be reheated or fused with heat. Reheated  very  carefully  with a torch.

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antique glass repair

Friday, July 31st, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, glass sculpture repair, zoo | No Comments »

A Steuben crystal  quail came in with a broken  and missing  ” thing on its head”   I don’t know what to call it. So with a little research I found picture of a good one . I then made a new  wachama call it.

Steuben Quail Broken

Steuben Quail BrokenSteuben Quail new thing on head

I ground and polish the top of the birds head to remove what was left of the old piece of glass. With a picture of how it use to look I made a new  “wachama call it”  that goes on top of the quail head.
Steuben Quail new thing on head

Steuben Quail new thing on head

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Crystal Repair Steuben Bunny Repair

Thursday, March 19th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, broken glassware, Chipped Glass Repair, Glueings, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair, zoo | No Comments »

crtstal repair Steuben

crystal repair Steuben

Steuben Bunny  after repair

Steuben Bunny after repair

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