Archive for the ‘Crystal Repair’ Category
The crystal candelabra was broken and the pieces were missing.
Cue out the chipped part.
Fit in new piece off glass.
Cut in design and polish
Its not perfect but when it is back on the candelabra with the prisms installed you won’t be able to see the repair.
The family toasting glass was broken were the stem meets the foot. The very ornate Venetian wine glass has been in the family for generations.
Antique glass paper weight with scratches in need of repair.
First step smooth out scratches with fine grit.
Mishandled for years the paper weight had lost its luster. The scratches were deep and many. I knew I could bring it back to its original beauty .
Smooth out the chips with 220 grit sand paper and then 400 grit.
Finish polishing with pumice and cerium oxide.
Monograms , Dates and Names can be removed from glass. This Steuben Crystal vase was sent to have a large engraving removed.
There was a very large chip in the Waterford Crystal compote.
By grinding the top of the compote down I was able to remove the chip.
The crystal bobeche was broken during a move. Dad tried to find all the piece but an up short. Gluing the remains showed a large piece was missing. I decided that I would make a replacement bobeche. Filling the hole left by the missing pieces was an option but not a good one
Some times when doing a chandelier restoration you can’t find the replacement parts.
The first step to making a replacement bobeche is making the blank.
Stone cut design.
With the replacement bobeche complete the chandelier will hang in splendor again.
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.
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.
It was a gift for his retirement from the electric company. It is a thermometer that looks like an electric meter . The glass case was broken and they didn’t save the pieces. Gauge glass replacement
It is missing the antique glass cover.