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Crystal Restoration

Crystal Repair chipped Waterford crystal compote

Friday, January 25th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Chipped Glass Repair, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair chipped Waterford crystal compote

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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Chandelier Repair make replacement bobeche for antique chandelier restoration

Thursday, January 24th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Bobaches Boboches Bobeches, Chandelier Repair | Comments Off on Chandelier Repair make replacement bobeche for antique chandelier restoration

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

 

Broken Bobeche

Broken Bobeche

Some times when doing a chandelier restoration you can’t find the replacement parts.

 

Blank

Blank

 

The first step to making a replacement bobeche is making the blank.

 

Rough Cut Bobeche

Rough Cut Bobeche

Stone cut design.

 

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replacement bobeche

replacement bobeche

 

New Bobeche

New Bobeche

With the replacement bobeche complete the chandelier will hang in splendor again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lalique Crystal Repair cat with chipped ear

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, LaLique Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Lalique Crystal Repair cat with chipped ear

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.

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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 | Comments Off on Waterford Bowl with chipped foot repair

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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Crystal Repair Steuben Trout with broken glass fin

Monday, January 14th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Figurine, glass sculpture repair, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Steuben Trout with broken glass fin

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.

Steuben Crystal Trout with broken fin

 

new fin

 

 

 

New Steuben Fin

 

Steuben Trout

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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 | Comments Off on Chipped Crystal Repair Antique Glass Marbles Restoration

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

 

Chipped Marbles

 

Large Marble

 

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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CRYSTAL REPAIR CHIPPED ANTIQUE GLASS DECANTER

Sunday, January 13th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, LaLique Crystal Repair | Comments Off on CRYSTAL REPAIR CHIPPED ANTIQUE GLASS DECANTER

There was a large chip and crack in the neck of the Lalique Crystal decanter.

Lalique Decanter broken neck

 

crystal repair new neck

 

Crystal repair flame polish

 

 

 

 

new neck

 

LaLique Crystal Decanter Restoration

 

Crystal Repair LaLique Crystal

 

Crystal Restoration Decanter

 

 

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CRYSTAL REPAIR CHIPPED WATERFORD CLOCK

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, clock glass, clocks, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on CRYSTAL REPAIR CHIPPED WATERFORD CLOCK

The Waterford Crystal clock had a very large chip in the base.   I cut off the damaged base and replaced it.

 

 

 

 

The new glass base was installed and the clock was sent back .  The clock movement was installed by the owner.

 

 

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Orrefors crystal repair chipped and broken glass birds

Thursday, December 27th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Glueings, Orrafors Crystal, Orrefors Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Orrefors crystal repair chipped and broken glass birds

The crystal birds were dropped and broke. I need to cut off the broken pieces.  Then  layout the pieces and make a drawing of the pieces needed. I  made the replacement pieces of glass .  The hard part of this restoration is the fitting of the new pieces.

 

Broken Top Loop

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broken crystal bottom

 

 

 

 

 

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This was a very difficult restoration because grinding and fitting the new pieces .  This is the seventh and final attempt.   I was told it was made by

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Crystal Repair chipped glass bottle

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair chipped glass bottle

The antique crystal  decanter had a chipped and broken neck.  The chip was very large and the pieces have been missing for years.  The glass bottle was part of a set that has been in the family for many years.

 

Decanter with broken neck

 

remove broken part

 

New neck

 

 

 

Repaired Bottle

 

Crystal Decanter Restoration

 

 

 

 

 

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