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custom made chandelier parts

CRYSTAL REPAIR CHANDELIER ANTIQUE PRISM

Friday, May 8th, 2015 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chandelier Repair | Comments Off on CRYSTAL REPAIR CHANDELIER ANTIQUE PRISM

The  antique crystal  chandelier was in disrepair. One of the crystal spires was broken.   We cast a mold  using one of the old prisms as a pattern . First a rough cast is make of crystal . Then the casting is ground and polish . Then the  brass feral from the old broken prism is attached .

casting sample prism

casting sample prism

 

A high temp ceramic mold is made .

rough casting

rough casting

The mold is then filled with crystal and place in a kiln for annealing.

 

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smooth casting

smooth casting

 

The  rough casting is made smooth using #100 # 200 and #400 grit smoothing stones.

polish prism

polish prism

 

The crystal is hand polished using a cork wheel with pumis  and the final step is a felt wheel with cerium oxide.

Add the brass feral

Add the brass feral

 

The  brass feral was remove from the old broken prism and installed on the new replacement.

The antique crystal chandelier is back to its original glory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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antique crystal chandelier replacement bobeche

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Bobaches Boboches Bobeches, Chandelier Repair | Comments Off on antique crystal chandelier replacement bobeche

The second largest chandelier in the world was in need of three replacement bobeches.  I have made a lot of crystal  bobeches over the years but not as large as these.  They sent me a broken bobeche with a part missing. I made a mold and cast it in plaster to fill in the part the was missing.

bobeche with plaster mold

bobeche with plaster mold

 

 

bobeche blank

bobeche blank

I made the blanks .

 

24 pin  12" diam thumb nail

Crystal bobeche   twelve  inch diameter

 

bo 4

 

Drilled the 24 holes and added pins.

 

bo 5

 

 

 

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Antique Light Repair Bent glass panels

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Bent Glass | Comments Off on Antique Light Repair Bent glass panels

The restoration of the old home included vintage light fixtures. The rust iron fixture had a couple of bent glass panels missing. The glass was a seedy glass. Seedy glass has a lot of bubbles and texture. Using a good panel I made a mold for bending the replacement curved glass.

Antique Light Fixture with broken bent glass

 

replacement bent glass panel

Custom bent  seedy glass panels  for antique  iron light.  The glass was a Kokomo Seedy Glass

 

 

 

 

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beveled mirror for antique light

Thursday, September 15th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Beveled Glass | Comments Off on beveled mirror for antique light

This small mirror with a scalloped  edges

mirror with scalloped edges and v grooves

and satin v grooves goes to an  antique wall scone  . Sent to me from a light restoration company on the east cost , they need a duplicate mirror .

 

 

antique lamp parts

 

I was told they go in silver wall sconces .  I will post pictures of the restored lights if and when I receive them.

 

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Crystal Repair chandelier arm

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Chandelier Repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Crystal Repair chandelier arm

These arms are off a antique crystal candleabra. Made in the 1700 s the wires go on the out side of the arms . There are no holes for the wires to run through. I will get pictures of the chandelier when its complete and post them .  The crystal arms were sent to me for repair from Oregon. The piece has been in the family a long time. I would love to know how it got to Oregon and when. I think it came from England.

glass arms

glass arms

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Antique Glass Repair “chandelier”

Saturday, August 15th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chandelier Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on Antique Glass Repair “chandelier”

This broken crystal chandelier was stored in basement for years. Antique glass repair of the four broken arms and a good bath is all this piece will need . Back over a table it will go.
Antique Glass Chadelier

Antique Glass Chadelier

 

Antique Crysal Chandelier

Antique Crysal Chandelier

I repaired this Antique Glass Chandelier using white cloth covered wire. A little hard to find but worth the time . I like keeping things original when I can. I would have liked  to repainted the candle sleeves they look dirty to me compaired to the new wire. Gramas gone now but the antique glass chandelier is repaired and back at work.

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Chandelier Repair broken Bobeche

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, broken glassware, Chandelier Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on Chandelier Repair broken Bobeche

bobeche
bobeche
Chandelier Part
Chandelier Part

Antique chandelier with a  broken bobeche needs repair. This very old chandelier part will go back on the old light and you wont be able to see the repaired part.

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Painted glass globe

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Glass Globe | Comments Off on Painted glass globe

painted glass globe

painted glass globe

broken glass globe

broken glass globe

Repaired Globe
Repaired Globe

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Broken chandelier arm

Monday, April 20th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Chandelier Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on Broken chandelier arm

Broken Arm

Broken Arm

Repaired Arm

Repaired Arm

This antique crystal chandelier suffered a broken arm. These kinds of injuries happen all the time. Be careful when you move the dinnig room table so that someone doesn’t walk into the chandlier. Fortunately, broken glass arms from chandeliers are easily repaired, and they hold up very well. This is a small arm, and it is not very old. The older arms are made of solid glass without any space to run the wire, because they were originally made as candelabras.

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Antique Chandelier Repair Restoration

Saturday, February 14th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Bobaches Boboches Bobeches, Broken Stem, Chandelier Repair | 1 Comment »

One of the services that Bruening Glass Works specializes in is chandelier restoration and repair. Whether you own a antique chandelier or a new one, we can fix it. We’ve repaired chandeliers for clients all over the world.

View the video below to see more of what type of chandelier repair we perform.

Chandelier Back To Glory

Work is moving along on the chandelier. We rewired the chandelier and unlike most chandeliers the wires on this piece when in grooves in the arms not through a hole or tube in the arm.

Antique crystal chandelier

Chandelier Back To Glory

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