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Antique Crystal repair

Crystal Repair remove engraving from Steuben Crystal vase

Sunday, January 27th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Etched Glass, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair remove engraving from Steuben Crystal vase

Monograms , Dates and Names can be removed from glass.   This Steuben Crystal vase was sent to  have a large engraving  removed.

 

Steuben Vase with engraving

Steuben Vase with engraving

 

Polish off engraving

Polish off engraving

 

 

 

 

 

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Lalique Crystal Repair cat with chipped ear

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, LaLique Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Lalique Crystal Repair cat with chipped ear

The Lalique Crystal cat had a small chip on its ear.  Lalique has a frosted acid etched finish .  The chip really show because it is clear glass.

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Waterford Bowl with chipped foot repair

Monday, January 21st, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Chipped Glass Repair, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Waterford Bowl with chipped foot repair

The Waterford Crystal bowl had a large chip on the foot.  I had a matching foot so I cut off the chipped one and replaced it with a good foot.

Waterford bowl chipped foot

Waterford bowl chipped foot

 

Repaired Crystal Bowl

Repaired Crystal Bowl

 

 

 

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CRYSTAL REPAIR CHIPPED ANTIQUE GLASS DECANTER

Sunday, January 13th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, LaLique Crystal Repair | Comments Off on CRYSTAL REPAIR CHIPPED ANTIQUE GLASS DECANTER

There was a large chip and crack in the neck of the Lalique Crystal decanter.

Lalique Decanter broken neck

 

crystal repair new neck

 

Crystal repair flame polish

 

 

 

 

new neck

 

LaLique Crystal Decanter Restoration

 

Crystal Repair LaLique Crystal

 

Crystal Restoration Decanter

 

 

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Crystal Repair broken glass liner for sterling silver bowl

Saturday, December 29th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements | Comments Off on Crystal Repair broken glass liner for sterling silver bowl

The glass liner for the Sterling silver bowl was broken .  I repaired the broken broken glass liner so I could cast a mold off of it to make the replacement  .  I used a high temperature cast able ceramic to make a perfect mold of the original

 

 

 

Replacement Glass Liner

 

New Glass Liner for Sterling Silver Bowl 

 

Silver Bowl with new glass liner and cover

 

It needs a little sugar and it is ready for tea set.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Orrefors crystal repair chipped and broken glass birds

Thursday, December 27th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Glueings, Orrafors Crystal, Orrefors Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Orrefors crystal repair chipped and broken glass birds

The crystal birds were dropped and broke. I need to cut off the broken pieces.  Then  layout the pieces and make a drawing of the pieces needed. I  made the replacement pieces of glass .  The hard part of this restoration is the fitting of the new pieces.

 

Broken Top Loop

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broken crystal bottom

 

 

 

 

 

crystal restoration

 

This was a very difficult restoration because grinding and fitting the new pieces .  This is the seventh and final attempt.   I was told it was made by

Orrefors Crystal

 

 

 

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Crystal Repair chipped glass bottle

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair chipped glass bottle

The antique crystal  decanter had a chipped and broken neck.  The chip was very large and the pieces have been missing for years.  The glass bottle was part of a set that has been in the family for many years.

 

Decanter with broken neck

 

remove broken part

 

New neck

 

 

 

Repaired Bottle

 

Crystal Decanter Restoration

 

 

 

 

 

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Crystal Repair chipped and broken Steuben Crystal

Friday, December 14th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair chipped and broken Steuben Crystal

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.

Broken and chipped Steuben Crystal

 

 

new stem old leaves

 

 

 

Steuben Restoration

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Crystal repair broken glass sculpture restoration

Sunday, December 9th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Blowen Glass Replacements, Crystal Repair Pictures, Figurine, glass sculpture repair | Comments Off on Crystal repair broken glass sculpture restoration

The crystal sculpture was broken and the head and the arm are missing. It was purchased in Italy while traveling.  I made a new glass head and arm but I have to attach them  to the body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CRYSTAL REPAIR chipped and broken glass candlestick

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Crystal Candlestick repair | Comments Off on CRYSTAL REPAIR chipped and broken glass candlestick

When dinner is over  “blow out the candles “.  Time and time again people finish a candle lit dinner and retire to some place more comfortable  forget to  put out the candles.  Then the candles burn down and when the flame gets close to the glass candle cup it cracks.  This were I come in.

broken crystal candlestick “before picture”

Cut off broken part and polish .

cut off the broken crystal part

Create the new candle cup     crystal replacement piece

 

Replacement part

Attach the new crystal candle cup.

 

crystal repair candlestick ” after picture”

 

 

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