Bruening Glass Works - repairing crystal for over 100 years
20157 Lake Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116

Broken Glass Glued

Crystal repair chipped and broken glass fish

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, glass sculpture repair | No Comments »

The glass fish was broken  years ago and they didn’t save all the pieces.  There was a large part of the tail missing.  I was able to shorten the tail and make the bottom fin a little smaller so it looks proportional.   I tried to cast a new part of the tail but matching the color was not an option.


A lot of pieces but not all of them

Repairing broken crystal and antique glass takes a little imagination.



The tail is about 3/8 of an inch shorter now .  I

This is one of a pair.  The client was very happy with the restoration and her husband was even happier .  He’s the one that broke it.

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Antique Steuben Glass Candlestick Repair Broken Crystal Top

Monday, December 12th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Candlestick repair, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | No Comments »

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.

Broken Steuben Crystal Candlestick Repair



Glass Replacement Part






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antique glass bowl repair broken pressed glass

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware | No Comments »

It’s not an expensive piece but she needed it back together .  The  antique opalescent  pressed glass bowl was broken into many pieces.

Broke Antique Glass Bowl Before Repair

The breaks were very clean there were no little chips . This made it a very good repair .


Antique Pressed Glass Bowl After Restoration

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Carnival Glass Depression Glass Pressed Glass bowl repair

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Glueings | No Comments »

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.

Carnival Glass Bowl



Repaired Carnival Glass Bowl

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Antique Broken Glass Figurine Repair

Monday, October 3rd, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Figurine, glass sculpture repair | No Comments »

The glass fruit basket has been broken for years.  Several leaves were broken off and lost .   I needed to recreate some new leaves an attach them .  I used green , yellow and white glass to make the new leaves.

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crystal punch bowl repair broken antique cut glass

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Glueings | 1 Comment »

The crystal bowl was broken in many pieces .  His wife  said just through it a way.   I can repair the antique cut glass bowl so they can use it.




Punch bowl after repair


This bowl is ready for the party .   Spike the punch some one is out of the dog house.


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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 Crystal Bowl Repair Broken Glass Foot

Monday, April 25th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Glueings | No Comments »

This bowl had a place of honor on grandmas dinning room table for over four decades .  There  it sat  with a stack of pennies taking the place of the missing foot. Grandmas birthday is coming up and wouldn’t it be nice to get the bowl repaired .  The local antique  dealers  and glass shops said it couldn’t be repaired .  What they should have said is they can’t repair it and they don’t know any one who can.

Missing Glass Leg

Cut glass bowl with a missing foot.   The leg broke off and was missed placed over forty years ago .





First step in the repair process to remove what was left of the broken leg on the cut crystal bowl.


glass leg

By casting a mold of one of the good  glass legs I was able to make a new glass foot .


Installed new glass foot

We were able to give grandma her pennies back after bonding the new foot to the bottom of the antique glass  bowl




No more pennies


The local “experts ”  got it wrong .  It  can be restored .  The crystal repair projects I work on now come from all over the world.

Crystal repair is now high tech with the use of UV adhesives and high temp molds .  Antique  cut glass bowls like this one are repairable . Crystal repair has come a long way in the last thirty years .



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Steuben crystal eagle broken glass wings repair

Thursday, April 21st, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Figurine, Glueings, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | No Comments »

The Steuben eagle was sent to me with two broken wings.  They broke off but it wasn’t a clean break.  I had to polish of what was left of the broken wings. 





restoration complete

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antique crystal light cut glass globe repair

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair | No Comments »

The painter broke the globe.  The cut glass globe goes to a  antique ceiling fixture.  It came in as a basket case.  I taped it together to see if we had all the pieces.


Before repair



After restoration

The adhesive is stronger than glass .  After repairing the globe I frosted the glass to remove all of the glue and hide the repair.

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