Archive for the ‘Glueing Glass’ Category
This is the first antique glass eye cup I have ever see and repaired . I tried it to see if it worked. I get pumice in my eye some times when polishing. When this piece was sent to me it only had a half a foot. I cut off what was left of the foot and ground the stem flat. I made a new green glass foot. When making a new foot it is important to add some imperfections. The old foot had seeds and cords in it. Seeds are small bubbles and cords are lines of distortion created from impurities in the glass .
I made a new foot for the vintage glass eye cup.
The bowl was broken in half and in need of restoration. It was a clean break so I think would guess hot water in the sink was the culprit . This type of repair comes out very good because of the color and texture. Cracked glass bowls are sent to me all the time.
The glass fruit basket has been broken for years. Several leaves were broken off and lost . I needed to recreate some new leaves an attach them . I used green , yellow and white glass to make the new leaves.
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 bowl had a place of honor on grandmas dinning room table for over four decades . There it sat with a stack of pennies taking the place of the missing foot. Grandmas birthday is coming up and wouldn’t it be nice to get the bowl repaired . The local antique dealers and glass shops said it couldn’t be repaired . What they should have said is they can’t repair it and they don’t know any one who can.
Cut glass bowl with a missing foot. The leg broke off and was missed placed over forty years ago .
First step in the repair process to remove what was left of the broken leg on the cut crystal bowl.
By casting a mold of one of the good glass legs I was able to make a new glass foot .
We were able to give grandma her pennies back after bonding the new foot to the bottom of the antique glass bowl
The local “experts ” got it wrong . It can be restored . The crystal repair projects I work on now come from all over the world.
Crystal repair is now high tech with the use of UV adhesives and high temp molds . Antique cut glass bowls like this one are repairable . Crystal repair has come a long way in the last thirty years .
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, antique cut glass repair, Antique Glass Repair, Antique glassware repair, broken crystal repair, Broken Glass Glued, Broken glassware repair, Chipped Crystal Repair, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, cut glass repair, Glueing Glass, lead crystal repair, pressed glass repair
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 .
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, antique cut glass repair, Antique Glass Repair, Bottle Repair, broken crystal repair, Broken Glass Glued, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, cut glass repair, Glass Repair, Glueing Glass, Remove Stains in Vases and Decanters, Sick Glass Repair
The markings indicate it was make in England and its sterling silver. Sent to me from a church in Boston Mass. this cruet is one of four that was purchased when they built the church. The antique glass cruet was dropped and broken. I cut off the broken bottom in line with the silver ring . I made a new glass bottom and foot .
We repair the pieces that others say can be done. After trying the local repair places in Boston area the the cruet was sent to me.
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.
Tags: antique glass lamp repair, antique glass light repair, antique glass light restoration, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Glass Glued, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, Glass Repair, Glueing Glass, painted glass lamp repair
Glass elephant figurine made out of pink rock glass. It was broken in many pieces and in need of restoration.
Sent to us from Atlanta George not a valuable pieces but very important .
The antique glass fish was made by Steuben . Some time ago the fin was broken off and lost. I made a new fin and attached it.
The Steuben Crystal repair starts with grinding off what was left of the broken fin.
I made the replacement crystal fin.
I attached the new fin and the Steuben Crystal repair was complete.