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Let me help bring your crystal goblets back to their original beauty

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Serving Clients in Greater Atlanta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Buckhead,

Canton, Marietta, Woodstock, East Cobb and other Metro Atlanta

and Georgia areas, the Southeast and USA.

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"Old World" Expertise and Modern Equipment Combined with

Over 25 Years of Experience

            Glass Artist and Master Craftswomam, Mary Brightwell, began her career more than 25 years ago in Atlanta under the direction of Fred Austin, a master in the field of crystal restoration, at Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody.  Over the years, Mrs. Brightwell has offered crystal repair services to households, retail department stores and specialty shops throughout the Southeast.  She has repaired crystal for notables including Elton John and the Governor’s Mansion.  Mary was selected as the “official duster” for renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly’s exhibit, “Chihuly in the Garden” at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

In her well-equipped workshop studio located in Woodstock, Georgia, Mary uses “old world” skills that have been passed down from generation to generation in Europe to preserve cherished family heirlooms, restore estate sale collectible finds, and insure that your holiday crystal settings are in perfect condition.

Repairing Crystal Can Be A Fragile Business  –Trust an Expert             

 

Now there's new hope for those chipped goblets, bowls, pitchers, and vases you just could not bring yourself to throw away.

01 Decanter Chip on Rim
01 Decanter Chip on Rim

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02 Waterford Lamp Chipped Rim
02 Waterford Lamp Chipped Rim

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06 Call Mary

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01 Decanter Chip on Rim

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3 Step Restoration Process
 
The complex task of restoring a chipped goblet involves using three separate steps to return to 100% of the original beauty.  A highly technical grinding process allows repair of imperfections, like chips on the rim of the goblet, with very little change in the appearance of the glass. Only a fraction of an inch of the original crystal is lost in the process.  With hand blown crystal, the change is not noticeable because each piece is slightly different.
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