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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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Repair Crystal Antique Cut Glass Vase

Thursday, December 31st, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, broken glassware, Glueings, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Repair Crystal Antique Cut Glass Vase

 Save the pieces it makes the repair so much easier. This crystal vase came in for repair and I had to make a new bottom.

 

Broken Crystal Vase

Broken Crystal Vase

 

 

 

Being able to blow glass and make a new glass bottom made this repair possible.
Repair Crystal Antique Cut Glass Vase

Make new bottom and attach

 

Repaired cut glass glass vase in silver foot

Repaired cut glass glass vase in silver foot

Done in time for the holidays it will make a great center piece.

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Swarovski Crystal Candlestick Repair

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Glueings, Swarovski Crystal | Comments Off on Swarovski Crystal Candlestick Repair

A very common problem    people let the candle burn down to low and it breakes the crystal  candle holder.

Broken crystal candlestick

Broken crystal candlestick

repaired swavorski crystal candlestick

repaired swavorski crystal candlestick

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Swarovski crystal restoration

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Crystal Repair Pictures, glass sculpture repair, Glueings, Swarovski Crystal, zoo | Comments Off on Swarovski crystal restoration

The Swarovski glass dog was missing a tail.  I made one and attached it.

swarovski crystal repair a new tail for an old dog

swarovski crystal repair a new tail for an old dog

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Crystal Repair Broken Swarovski

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 Posted in Glueings, Swarovski Crystal, zoo | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Broken Swarovski

Swarovski Crystal Elephant broken and missing tusk

Swarovski Crystal Elephant broken and missing tusk

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.

Swarovski Crystal Elephant

Swarovski Crystal Elephant

crystal elephant with new tusk

crystal elephant with new tusk

Crystal restoration complete old tusk  and the new one .

New glass tusk installed

New glass tusk installed

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Swavorski train wreck gets repaired

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Crystal Repair Pictures, glass sculpture repair, Glueings, Swarovski Crystal | Comments Off on Swavorski train wreck gets repaired

What a train wreck! This swavorski crystal train came to me in about 25 pieces. It needed to be completely reassembled and glued into place, but I had not been given a picture of the original. Reassembling this train was a like a jigsaw puzzle. The fun part was creating a something beautiful from the pieces. I consider that crystal repair at its finest.

Swarvoski Crystal Train

Swarvoski Crystal Train

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Antique Glass Repair- broken stopper

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, broken glassware, Chandelier Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on Antique Glass Repair- broken stopper

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.

antique crystal decanter missing stopper

antique crystal decanter missing stopper

Starting with a solid glass rod I shape the end .

glass rod use for glass stopper

glass rod use for glass stopper

Heat and pull to create a stem to fit in to the silver top.
heat and pull ( stopper neck)

heat and pull ( stopper neck)

Keep it hot and on center

Keep it hot and on center

Decanter with new stopper (fill with rum )

Decanter with new stopper (fill with rum )

This old decanter will be the life of the party filled with rum. I like the dark rums the best.

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Crystal Repair Swarovski Mouse

Sunday, March 15th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Glueings, Swarovski Crystal | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Swarovski Mouse

This mouse must have lost a fight with a cat. Both ears were off and the tail was missing from this whimsical Swarovski crystal mouse. Now he looks good as new with a spring in his tail.

crystal mouse before

crystal mouse before

Swarovski Crystal Mouse

Swarovski Crystal Mouse

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Crystal Repair Swarovski

Saturday, February 14th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Glueings, Swarovski Crystal | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Swarovski

Swarovski Snow Flake

Swarovski Snow Flake

Swarovski Crystal came unglued  simple repair to reglue.

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