Archive for the ‘Sick Glass Repair’ Category
Stains inside the bottle needed to be polished out. The “sick glass ” devalues the antique cut crystal bottle.
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
Used and abused for many years this crystal bowl had many many scratches. It holds many memories for years it was on gramas table . It held keys ,coins and pins. The question is I can restore the bowl to its beauty and shine.
How to polish out scratches from crystal ? This bowl is an example of the process . I made a cork wheel that fit into the bowl. I then used some 3f (FFF) pumice and bridgeport milling machine to spin the wheel. I mix the pumice with water untill it was like a milk shake. You have to be sure not to heat up the glass while polishing . The heat will crack the glass. The final polish is done with a felt wheel and cerium oxide.
The crystal plates needed to be polished. The cloudy build up came from the dish washer. Some times called to as sick glass.
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
Antique Baccarat Perfume Bottle with a stuck and broken stopper. This Baccarat Bottle from the 1920’s contains valuable perfume. First task remove perfume and store safley . Then remove stopper and repair it. I remember coming home and knowing grama was in the house as I came up the drive by the smell of her perfume . The smell of roses so thick you could taste them.
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Repair crystal bottle with broken dauber on stopper.
Tags: Antique Bottle Repair, Antique Crystal repair, antique cut glass repair, Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, Glass Stopper Repair, glassware repair, Perfume Bottle Repair, Remove Broken Stopper, Sick Glass Repair, Stuck Stopper
The movers broke several antique crystal arms on this Chandelier .The Chandelier was very dirty and rusty . The pins through the prisms had gotten wet and rusted. Repairing antique glass arms was the easy part.Cleaning and rewiring was the time consuming part. I used white cloth covered wire per original . The clear plastic wire is less noticable but I like to keep as authentic as possible . Two of the strands of prisms were missing I got lucky and had old ones in stock. I disassembled ,cleaned the glass and polished the chrome pieces. When moving antique glass chandeliers they should be taken apart to relocate. We installed the restored chandelier in the dinning room .
Antique Glass Repair ; Iused old prisms were I could but I made a new drip prism for the very bottom of the chadelier . Customer didn’t know it was missing .
Crystal Chandelier Restoration Complete I enjoyed the transformation and the client call the moving company and thanked them. It was upsetting when they broke it but it look so beautiful now .