Maintenance of crystal pendants
The most typical decoration made of crystal pendants is a chandelier. They are also used to decorate vases, candlesticks and lamps.
Dirty pendants are washed in the same way, like others > Open it up “Maintenance of crystal pendants”
Conservation of stained glass windows
In many older houses, you can find attractive stained glass decorations of doors and windows. For washing them, use warm water with the addition of a few drops of ammonia and a soft brush. Po > Open it up “Conservation of stained glass windows”
Painted glass is very attractive and worth collecting. The technique of painting glass is similar to the technique of painting porcelain.
However, you don't have to worry about overlapping
brush strokes, > Open it up “Glass painting”
Filling chinks, cavities and cracks
It is not always possible to mask the filling of the cavity in the glass with a layer of paint, so filling larger gaps is pointless. Smaller cavities can be covered with a bit > Open it up “Filling chinks, cavities and cracks”
Chipping edge repair
Rough handling of the glass can lead to minor damage, such as a nip on the top of the glass. The glass is then unusable, because > Open it up “Chipping edge repair”
Gluing broken glass
When gluing broken glass, a slightly modified method of gluing porcelain is used. Broken glass pieces have very sharp edges, so you have to be careful. Epoxy resin works perfectly > Open it up “Gluing broken glass”
A discolored or stained glass vessel should be filled with water, pour two teaspoons of ammonia, leave it overnight, then rinse and wash.
Very stubborn stains can sometimes be removed after soaking > Open it up “Stain removal”
Glass cleaning and repair
Glass, just like porcelain, can be easily cleaned, but also causes a lot of trouble during repair. The transparency of the glass makes, that most of the seams are visible.
Never put anything valuable > Open it up “Glass cleaning and repair”
Types of glass
Glass is made of oxide-enriched silica obtained from sand: punishment, potassium, calcium, new, aluminum and less often zinc and phosphorus.
W XVII w. Englishman George Ravenscroft applied after > Open it up “Types of glass”