Archive for the ‘Antique Glass Repair’ Category
Swarovski crystal use a UV cured adhesive to bond there crystal animals together. In this case the adhesive failed and the head came off the bear. I have to repair the crystal bear . After cleaning off the old glue using a razor blade and some cleaner I used a uv cured adhesive to restore the bear .
The wine glass has a metal stem but the crystal bowl was broken and needed to be replaced. The top of the wine glass is held in by an adhesive. I used a diamond drill bit to drill out the broken stem out of the meal stem.
I found a wine glass with the same shape bowl and cut it off its stem. Using an adhesive I bonded the new crystal top to the metal stem.
I repair all kinds of stemware. Water glasses, wine glasses, rock glasses and cordials most of them just have chips. Its cost effective repair crystal the repairs are fraction of the cost of replacement.
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Crystal punch bowls are very easy to break. The most common way is when the party is over you pour out the left over punch and put hot water in the bowl to wash it out. Old thick brilliant cut glass can not take temperature change. The thicker the glass the more vulnerable to cracking from heat. This beautiful cut glass punch bowl fell victim to hot water in the sink.
I can repair this bowl and it will be usable . The cut pattern hides the repair and makes it very hard to detect .
After the repair the restoration is hard to find.
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 .
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This Venetian glass figurine has a broken jacket. It was sent to me from St Louis . I can repair it using an adhesive. This type of glass can not be fused back together the reheating will make the glass change colors.
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A common problem with punch bowl is the ladle hits the inside rim and chips it. I was sent two of the same pattern Waterford Crystal Punch bowls one can from Chicago and the other came from New York. They both had chips on the rim. I polish out the chips and put a little larger bevel on the inside rim this will help prevent new chipping.
I have repaired many punch bowls made by many different manufactures . Waterford bowls have nice thick glass on the top and can be repaired .
Crystal punch bowl do not like hot water I have had to repair many bowl because of washing with hot water. If the bowl has cold punch in it you should pout it out and let the bowl warn up to room temp before washing. Use warn water not hot. Hot water can crack the glass.
After smoothing out the chip I polish the area with pumic. The final polish is with cerium oxide.
All Ready for the punch and a new plastic ladle.
Antique cut glass vases many times have stains from hard water. This is call sick glass. The stains come from leaving flowers and water in the vase and the stains are deposited on the sides of the vase. Small vases like this one clean up very nice.
Used and abused for many years this crystal bowl had many many scratches. It holds many memories for years it was on gramas table . It held keys ,coins and pins. The question is I can restore the bowl to its beauty and shine.
How to polish out scratches from crystal ? This bowl is an example of the process . I made a cork wheel that fit into the bowl. I then used some 3f (FFF) pumice and bridgeport milling machine to spin the wheel. I mix the pumice with water untill it was like a milk shake. You have to be sure not to heat up the glass while polishing . The heat will crack the glass. The final polish is done with a felt wheel and cerium oxide.
Daum glass has a satin finish and it makes repairing chips very difficult. This vase came in with a chip on the side of one of the leaves. I polished out the chip to a shine and then had it match the satin finish. The satin finish is coarser than the frosted on a LaLique Crystal .
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.
By removing the entire base and making a replacement I was able to restore this glass .
The LaLique Rams are ready to go back on diplay.
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