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Glass Repair

antique crystal light cut glass globe repair

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair | Comments Off on antique crystal light cut glass globe repair

The painter broke the globe.  The cut glass globe goes to a  antique ceiling fixture.  It came in as a basket case.  I taped it together to see if we had all the pieces.

 

Before repair

 

 

After restoration

The adhesive is stronger than glass .  After repairing the globe I frosted the glass to remove all of the glue and hide the repair.

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Antique Glass Repair broken crystal cruet

Friday, April 8th, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, sick glass | Comments Off on Antique Glass Repair broken crystal cruet

The antique broken glass cruet needed restoration.  This one came  from a set that has a beautiful sterling silver holder.  First  I cleaned  the inside .

 

 

Dirty and broken cruet

 

cleaned and repaired

 

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Antique glass globe repair with missing pieces

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Glass Globe, Glueings | 1 Comment »

The” gone with the wind oil lamp” has been in the family for many years .  Some one broke it and lost some of the pieces. This make the restoration of the glass globe very difficult.  First we reassembled the the pieces we had leaving a large hole that needed to be filled.   Casting  a mold off of the antique globe we were able to make a new curved white opal glass to fill the hole.

 

broken glass globe " gone with the wind oil lamp"

 

antique glass globe with hole

 

 

 

antique glass globe with new glass in hole

 

 

fill the hole and paint

 

 

Antique "gone with the wind lamp " glass globe repair

The repair

 

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Crystal repair Swarovski glass bear

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Glueings, Swarovski Crystal | Comments Off on Crystal repair Swarovski glass bear

Swarovski  crystal use a UV cured adhesive to bond there crystal animals together. In this case the adhesive failed and the head came off the bear.  I have to repair the crystal bear .  After cleaning off the old glue using a razor blade and  some cleaner I used a uv cured adhesive to restore the bear .

crystal bear

crystal bear

Swarovski Crystal Bear

Swarovski Crystal Bear

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crystal repair swarovski bear

Monday, August 30th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, glass sculpture repair, Glueings, Swarovski Crystal, zoo | Comments Off on crystal repair swarovski bear

A common problem with Swarovski Crystal is the adhesive fails.  Over the years I have repair many pieces that have just fallen apart. The new adhesives  are very strong. It is important to clean off all the old adhesive .

broken bear

broken bear

restored bear

restored bear

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Broken glass repair venetian figurine

Sunday, August 29th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, glass sculpture repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Broken glass repair venetian figurine

Glass Figurine repair

Glass Figurine repair

This Venetian glass figurine has a broken jacket.  It was sent to me from St Louis .  I can repair it using an adhesive.  This type of glass can not be fused back together the reheating will make the glass change colors.

Venitian Glass Figurine

Venitian Glass Figurine

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Antique Glass Bottle Repair

Sunday, August 1st, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair | Comments Off on Antique Glass Bottle Repair

Sent from California for repair this glass bottle came out  very nice. The pieces fit together and the glass repair was a success . In the family for many years the owner remembers his mom using this bottle to water laundry before ironing.

broken glass bottle repair

broken glass bottle repair

Bottle restoration

Bottle restoration

cal bot af3

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LaLique crystal repair broken glass ring

Sunday, August 1st, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Crystal Repair Pictures, LaLique Crystal Repair | 1 Comment »

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.

LaLique Crystal Ring Beore

LaLique Crystal Ring Beore

Broken and a large chip is missing.

LaLique crystal  ring cut and fit replacement piece

LaLique crystal ring cut and fit replacement piece

New glass fit on to ring

New glass fit on to ring

lalique ring af 3

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Glass repair Faberge Egg broken glass base

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Etched Glass, glass sculpture repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Glass repair Faberge Egg broken glass base

A beautiful red glass ” FABERGE EGG” with a broken base was sent to me for repair.  This piece was made in Russia St. Petersburg as stated on the label. The copper wheel engraving of the double eagle is the main design with a very delicate boarder on the base .

Faberge Egg

Faberge Egg

Pieces had broken off the base and were lost.

Faberge Egg broken base

Faberge Egg broken base

Crystal Repair Faberge Egg

Crystal Repair Faberge Egg

glass repair new base

glass repair new base

Faberge Egg repaired glass

Faberge Egg repaired glass

Faberge Label

Faberge Label

I use a matching red glass to fabricate a new base .  The engraved boarder matched the design of the Faberge Egg.  Glass restoration like this is fun. A little creative thinking and for thought the glass egg will go back on display.

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Crystal Repair Steuben Pear

Sunday, January 10th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Steuben Crystal Repair, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Steuben Pear

crystal repair steuben pear

crystal repair steuben pear

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