Archive for the ‘Glass Parts’ Category
The ear was broken off and lost from a very expensive DAUM Nancy glass figurine. I had to sculpt part of a new ear to fit on the dark amber Daum Glass horse . Matching the very dark amber color was my first challenge . I made a dozen or more glass ears be for finding one I liked . Daum glass started with the notary Jean Daum Daum started making glass for watches and mirrors. (1825-1885).
Replacement Glass Ears
Acid etch glass to match glass head
a few finishing touches and its as good as new
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Glass Glued, Chipped Crystal Repair, crystal figurine repair, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, Daum crystal repair, Daum glass repair, glass figurine repair, Glass Parts, glass sculpture repair, glass sculpture restoration, Glueing Glass
This beautiful LaLique crystal ring got broken. The hard part of this repair was the fact they didn’t have any of the missing pieces. So I had to create the glass piece to fit what was left.
Broken and a large chip is missing.
The Steuben crystal beaver had a broken tail. It was sent to me for repair. It wasn’t a very clean break so I ground and polished the chipped glass . I had to reshape the tail also.
Tags: Antique Glass Repair, Broken Glass Glued, Chipped Crystal Repair, crystal figurine repair, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, glass figurine repair, Glass Parts, glassware repair, Glueing Glass
The glass cat figurine had a broken ear. I removed the good ear and made two new ears. No one will know the ears match and her husband can get out of the dog house. Friends Romans lend me an ear.
Being able to make ears ,noses ,trunks, tails,and other parts gives me alot of options when restoring glass figurines. Under categories there is a heading call zoo it holds before and after picture of crystal animals I have repaired.
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Glass Glued, Chipped Crystal Repair, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, glass figurine repair, Glass Parts, Glass Repair, glassware repair, Glueing Glass, Venetian Glass Repair
The crystal elephant came in broken and missing a tusk. Reattaching the tusk was the first step. Them I made a new glass part for the Swarovski Elephant using the old glass tusk as a guide. Etching the new glass part to match the old was the final step in the glass restoration.
Crystal restoration complete old tusk and the new one .
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, Antique Glass Repair, broken crystal repair, Broken Glass Glued, Chipped Crystal Repair, crystal figurine repair, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, Glass Parts, Glass Repair, Glueing Glass, swarvorski glass repair
A Venitian Glass Clown with one broken hand and one missing hand was sent from Dallas Texas for repair. First I cut off the small pieces left from the hand and ground it smooth. Then I made a new glass hand . It looks like a micky mouse hand. Its a white glove with only four fingers. They have been making glass clowns in Venice Italy for at least eighty years. I have made Bo Ties , Balloons, Hats, Shoes, and every thing else for repairing them.
This is the new hand I made.
Glass restoration complete, back on the shelf so the grand kids don”t get to it.
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Glass Glued, glass figurine repair, Glass Parts, Glass Repair, Glass Stopper Repair, glassware repair, Glueing Glass, Remove Broken Stopper, Remove Stains in Vases and Decanters, Sick Glass Repair, Waterford Crystal Repair
Joe emailed he had a Waterford Crystal vase that was a wedding present to his parents and the foot was broken and missing pieces. Can I fix it ? Yes send it . He sent the vase from Resto Va.
The vase came in safe and sound. Joe followed the shipping instructions. My job make it new again. I removed the old broken foot and found a replacement foot. A simple foot transplant and all you need are flowers.
Its time to bring home the roses.
Tags: Add new tag, Antique Crystal repair, Antique Glass Repair, Antique glassware repair, Broken Glass Glued, Chipped Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, cut crystal repair, cut glass repair, Glass Parts, Glueing Glass, lead crystal repair, Waterford Crystal Repair
Here’s a letter from a very satisfied customer:
Dear Marc and Brian,
The Waterford Christmas ornament arrived today and I just wanted to tell you how pleased I am with the repair. It’s perfect and my grandson will once again have his ornament on the tree.
An antique glass decanter with a broken stopper was brought in for repair. The stopper broke off many years ago and was lost. The owners still had the silver top to the stopper, but a new glass bottom had to be made. I started with a glass rod a little larger than the neck of the decanter. I ground the end of the glass rod to fit the neck of the decanter. I made a stem on top of the stopper through heat and manipulation. This was fitted in to the silver top. The other chips on the bottle were left alone because they all had a story to go with them.
Starting with a solid glass rod I shape the end .
Tags: Antique Bottle Repair, Antique Crystal repair, antique cut glass repair, Antique Glass Repair, Antique glassware repair, Broken glassware repair, Chip Repair, Chipped Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, cut glass repair, Glass Parts, Glass Stopper Repair, glassware repair, New Stopper, Stuck Stopper, swarvorski glass repair, Waterford Crystal Repair
A gorgeous Venetian glass bottle was brought to me for repair. The owner wisely researched many different repair shops before finding me. Not all repair shops have the experience to restore antique pieces like this one. I love doing this type of repair. The key to fixing this antique bottle was to find a new foot, and perform a transplant. The broken foot, or what was left of it, was cut off and polished flat. Using a UV cured adhesive, the new foot and the bottle were bonded together. The new foot was from a Venetian Vase from many years ago. My parts department (see picture) is the result of working with antique pieces for thirty years. I was pleased to find such a good match for this bottle, even the gold trim matched. Antique glass repair is enjoyable for me, and I truly love restoring antique glass artwork. In addition to crystal repair, I can blow glass, slump or bend glass, stain, paint, bevel, curve, engrave, etch, and cut glass.