Archive for the ‘broken crystal repair’ Category
The crystal lamp was broken and the base has a large chip . The solution was to reshape the base .
Grind and polish glass chip.
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.
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.
Cut off broken part and polish .
Create the new candle cup crystal replacement piece
Attach the new crystal candle cup.
This Daum Nancy vase is very expensive and holds a lot of sentimental value. When it got broken they almost threw it out. This vase is shipped in a very nice box that has foam rubber cut to fit the vase. The form rubber was useful in the repair . It gave me a pattern to make the new glass replacement part. The shape and size of the crystal top mirrors the foam.
I removed the broken crystal piece from the green base. Then I make a replacement crystal vase to replace the broken one.
The antique glass oil lamp was broken and in need of repair. When the antique glass lamp fell over the glass nob on the bottom broke off. . There was a hole now were it use to connect to the metal base.
Cut off the broken part and grind flat.
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 broken glass leopard is made from borosilicate glass ( pyrex ). This type of glass has a very low expansion coefficient so it can be reheated . There is a small piece missing were the leg broke.
Most pieces of glass can not be fused back together so I use UV cured adhesive .
I used a torch and fused the broken glass leg . I shaped the leg and fill in the area were the chip was missing. I frosted the area to matched .
The blue stem Orrefors candlesticks were broken in many places both the candle cups and one of the bases. I needed to make replacement candle cups and reattach the base.
The Waterford crystal lamp was sent to me from Pennsylvania for repair. The base of he lamp was broken off and they didn’t have all the pieces . There was a crack a running up the bottom and I had to carefully control the crack and turn it so it ran back to the bottom. I didn’t want the crack to run up to the top of the lamp.
I looked and found a Waterford Crystal bowl to make the new base out of.
Cut off broken parts from the bottom of the lamp.
I loop the crack back down and remove piece so it can be repaired. The lamp is stable now by controlling the crack we minimized its in-pack. Little cracks only stay little for awhile.
Smooth and polish the parts for reassembly .
Using a Waterford Crystal bowl I made a new base for the lamp complete with Waterford logo.
Drill a large hole in the bowl.
The bowl was broken in half and in need of restoration. It was a clean break so I think would guess hot water in the sink was the culprit . This type of repair comes out very good because of the color and texture. Cracked glass bowls are sent to me all the time.