The crystal pitcher has a very large chip on the rim. It will have to be reshaped .
The old crystal pitcher has been in the family for many years. It has served many cold drinks at grandmas house. The sentimental value is the motivation for the repair. A crack has run from the top down the left side of the handle almost to the bottom. The plan is to run the crack around the bottom of the handle and up the right side of the handle to the top. Controlling the path the crack takes is critical. I have spend years refining this skill.
It is ready to be used. The adhesive makes most of crack go away. Look close and you can see a little of the crack.
Antique glass paper weight with scratches in need of repair.
First step smooth out scratches with fine grit.
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.
The Steuben Crystal Trout had a broken fin . The glass fin was broken in two place and was chipped. I used the bottom of a broken Steuben candlestick to form the new fin.
They must have bounced the marbles on the side walk. The chips were massive.