Bruening Glass Works - repairing crystal for over 100 years
20157 Lake Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116
440.333.4768
mak917@aol.com

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LaLique Crystal repair and restoration chipped or broken

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, glass sculpture repair, LaLique Crystal Repair | Comments Off on LaLique Crystal repair and restoration chipped or broken

This LaLique Crystal broken Base

LaLique Crystal broken Base

This  LaLique Crystal piece was sent to me from Florida for restoration.  The crystal base had a large chip broken off the corner.  The piece that broke off had been lost many years ago so bonding the chip back one was not an option.

Repaired LaLique Crystal sculpture

Repaired LaLique Crystal sculpture

By removing the entire base and making a replacement I was able to restore this glass .

Crystal Resotation LaLIque

Crystal Resotation LaLIque

The LaLique Rams are ready to go back on diplay.

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custom beveled glass with wheel work design

Saturday, September 5th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Beveled Glass, Beveled glass lens, leaded glass repair | 1 Comment »

beveled glass repair

beveled glass repair

 

broken piece

broken piece

 

cut new piece of glass

cut new piece of glass

 

rough grind bevel

rough grind bevel

 

polish bevel

polish bevel

 

stone cut design

stone cut design

 

polished bevel

polished bevel

 

custom beveled glass

custom beveled glass

alot of steps to beveling glass

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Antique Glass Repair gold compote

Saturday, September 5th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Broken Stem | Comments Off on Antique Glass Repair gold compote

This antique glass compote was sent to me for repair. The foot was broken off and misssing. I cut off the stem flat and went looking for a foot.
Broken glass compote
Repaired glass compote with new foot

Repaired glass compote with new foot

I attached the new foot and made it gold to match.

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Crystal Repair broken stoppers

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair broken stoppers

 Antique crystal perfume bottles have a common problem the daubers break off.  I make the new daubers to the size of the bottle. Crystal repair like this is rewarding  but you do go home smelling like roses.

Crystal repair  stoppers

Crystal repair stoppers

In the last thirty years I repaired hundreds of  stoppers. Many simple repairs like these and many very complex were I had to create a new stopper .  Crystal repair never gets old .

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Antique Crystal Repair

Monday, August 10th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Crystal Repair Pictures, Testimonials, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Antique Crystal Repair

I just received my bowl and it is perfect.  I will recommend you to
all my friends. Thank you again for fixing the bowl for me, as it was gift from my sister.  Thank you Jane Cox–Commerce, Texas
Glass Bowl

Glass Bowl

 New foot and bottom on the bowl see pictures of before and after scroll down . This beautiful crystal bowl was sent to me for repair  from Texas.

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Antique glass repair blue cut glass bowl

Monday, August 3rd, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Glueings | 1 Comment »

Crystal Repair broken bowl

Crystal Repair broken bowl

A blue cut glass bowl was broken and sent in for repair. I have not see many blue on clear bowls.  Red and green are more common  but the peach and blue must not get damaged very offen . I didn’t get the story how it was broken. When they found out I did antique glass repair they were very happy.

  

Cut glass bowl

Cut glass bowl

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Antique Glass Repair broken vase

Monday, August 3rd, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glueings | Comments Off on Antique Glass Repair broken vase

A brilliant cut glass vase was sent in for repair . Antique glass repair like this piece come out very good because the cut design hides the repair. After putting the pieces back together I needed to clean up a couple of small chips.

Cut Glass Vase

Cut Glass Vase

 

cut crystal  vase after

cut crystal vase after

I think Dad is out of the dog house . He may need to bring some flowers home.

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Broken Crystal Vase

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Chipped Glass Repair, chipped glassware, Uncategorized, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Broken Crystal Vase

Joe emailed he had a Waterford Crystal vase that was a wedding present to his parents and the foot was broken and missing pieces.  Can I fix it ?  Yes  send it . He sent the vase from Resto Va.

Vase with broken foot

Vase with broken foot

The vase came in safe and sound. Joe followed the shipping instructions. My job make it new again.  I removed the old broken foot and found a replacement foot. A simple foot transplant and all you need are flowers.

Old vase with  new foot in need of flowers

Old vase with new foot in need of flowers

Its time to bring home the roses.

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broken martini glass

Monday, July 6th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, broken glassware, Broken Stem | Comments Off on broken martini glass

Is that your " minkey"

Is that your " minkey"

Your monkey is all better

Your monkey is all better

This martini glass came in with a broken stem.  With a little tlc its as good as new. 

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glass repair testimonial

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, broken glassware, Broken Stem, Chipped Glass Repair, Testimonials, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on glass repair testimonial

I am writing the following to attest to the great skill of the Bruening Glass Works, Inc. personnel.  Several months ago my wife, while filling a Waterford Crystal vase with clean water, accidently tapped the base of the vase against the sink. The base separated from the body of the vase and sustained a substantial chip when it landed in the sink.  We immediately called the jewelry store from where the vase was purchased to ask about its repair.  They referred us to an outfit in Los Angeles, CA.  We were told to send an email with pictures, and we would be instructed on how to proceed.  Several months and six emails later I still had not heard a word from the California outfit.  So, I did a goggle search for Waterford Crystal repair and the Bruening Glass Works, Inc. was one of the first entries.  Being there were some nice testimonials, I emailed Marc at Bruening Glass.  He responded immediately,  and based upon our conversations (both email & telephone) we shipped our vase to him.  In all honesty, we did not expect that much of anything could be done — we just wanted the vase to stand upright & hold flowers.  We had written it off as far as it looking really nice ever again.  We were extremely pleased and surprised when the vase was returned to us a couple of weeks later.  Knowing what March had told us about the repair, we knew it would be a little shorter than when it was new (the broken parts had to be ground down a bit).  Other than that, there was no evidence of any repair work. As far as we are concerned the vase is as good as new — the work is unbelievably good!!!  In short, please do not hesitate to enlist the services of Bruening Glass Works, Inc.  The craftsmanship is superb, its prices are reasonable, and the service is top-notch.
 
Thanks Marc for doing such remarkable work on an impossible repair.
 
Bruce & Carmen Mills
w-vs-a1

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