Bruening Glass Works - repairing crystal for over 100 years
20157 Lake Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116
440.333.4768
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Chipped Crystal Repair

crystal repair chipped and broken lamp

Sunday, June 8th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair | No Comments »

The crystal lamp was broken and the base has a large  chip .  The solution was to reshape the base .

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Grind and polish glass chip.

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Glass Sculpture Restoration Large Horse missing pieces

Saturday, February 15th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Figurine, glass sculpture repair | No Comments »

The first step was to remove what was left of the mane.

Broken Mane

Broken Mane

 

Grind and polish area smooth.

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Create the new glass mane.

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Attach the new glass mane to the Italian sculpture.

 

Attach the new glass

 

The sculpture is ready to be displayed.

 

 

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Steuben Crystal Candlestick Repair chipped and broken glass foot

Monday, November 11th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Crystal Candlestick repair, Steuben Crystal Repair | No Comments »

The classic Steuben Crystal tear drop candlestick had a broken foot and was in need of restoration.  I made a new foot .

Steuben Crystal Candlestick

Steuben Crystal Candlestick

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crystal repair broken stopper chipped glass

Monday, November 11th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair | No Comments »

The stopper was in bad shape .  It was broken in three places and  there were some pieces missing.  I needed to add a pieces of glass to get the right height. The decanter is a beautiful cobalt blue cut to clear .  The plug of the stopper was broken off. That is the part that is ground to fit the neck of the decanter.

Crystal stopper repair

Broken stopper with missing pieces

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Added cut glass piece to the middle and a new plug.

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Ground and fit the new plug to fit the neck of the decanter.

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CRYSTAL DECANTER REPAIR CHIPPED AND BROKEN NECK

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair | No Comments »

The antique decanter had a large chip and a crack running down and across the neck.  Over the years the large chip that can off was lost.  The crystal decanter was also cloudy on the  inside from decades of use. The stopper was missing also.  The fist challenge was to stop the crack from traveling any farther.

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crystal decanter repair

 

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Old broken neck and the new one .

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Copper wheel engraving

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Repaired decanter with new neck

 

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Making new stopper

 

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Cut ten facets in new stopper to match decanter

 

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crystal repair chipped crystal pitcher

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Etched Glass, Uncategorized | No Comments »

The crystal pitcher has a very large chip on the rim.  It will have to be reshaped .

 

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chipped and cracked glass pitcher

 

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antique crystal candelabra repair chipped glass missing piece

Sunday, April 7th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Chandelier Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Candlestick repair | No Comments »

The crystal candelabra was broken and the pieces were missing.

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Cue out the chipped part.

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Fit in new piece off glass.

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Shape glass

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Cut in design and polish

 

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Its not perfect but when it is back on the candelabra with the prisms installed you won’t be able to see the repair.

 

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Crystal Repair chipped Waterford crystal compote

Friday, January 25th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Chipped Glass Repair, Waterford Crystal Repair | No Comments »

There was a very large chip in the Waterford Crystal compote.

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By grinding the top of the compote down I was able to remove the chip.

 

Waterford Crystal Compote Repair

Waterford Crystal Compote Repair

 

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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 | No Comments »

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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Chipped Crystal Repair Antique Glass Marbles Restoration

Sunday, January 13th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | No Comments »

They must have bounced the marbles on the side walk.    The chips were massive.

 

Chipped Marbles

 

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Medium Size Marble with many chips

 

Small Marble with deep chip

 

Marbles after repair and restoration

 

Small marble repair with sulphide

 

Marble restoration

 

Marble with sulphide polished

 

 

 

 

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