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The old crystal pitcher has been in the family for many years. It has served many cold drinks at grandmas house. The sentimental value is the motivation for the repair. A crack has run from the top down the left side of the handle almost to the bottom. The plan is to run the crack around the bottom of the handle and up the right side of the handle to the top. Controlling the path the crack takes is critical. I have spend years refining this skill.
It is ready to be used. The adhesive makes most of crack go away. Look close and you can see a little of the crack.
The antique glass tray was broken and repairing the pieces was not an option. I used the old glass for a pattern . Then using a variety stones , grinding wheels and diamond wheels I recreated a new engraved glass tray.
The replacement etched glass tray may not be a perfect match but it is close enough to hold the memories.