Let me help bring your crystal goblets back to their original beauty
"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.
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.
Now there's new hope for those chipped goblets, bowls, pitchers, and vases you just could not bring yourself to throw away.
Repairing Crystal Can Be A Fragile Business
–Trust an Expert
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.
Preserving Irreplaceable Antique
& One of a Kind Heirlooms and Treasures
I practice the art of crystal restoration which involves the removal of chips in leaded crystal stemware, candlesticks, decanter rims, crystal sculptures and rims of small bowls. The process is labor intensive involving grinding, beveling and polishing. In most cases, the lips of chipped goblets, pitchers, and vases can be restored to their original beauty.
Repair of goblets with chipped rims:
Each piece is 100% restored. Remember the depth of the chip determines the loss of height of the goblet. Just remember that all crystal goblets are hand blown and no goblet is not exactly the same height.
Repair of chipped bases on crystal goblets, candlesticks, etc.:
The removal of chips on outside of bases. A process of grinding and polishing to reduce the edge of the base to remove all of the chip. The base edge will be brought back to a fire polish.
Repair of crystal sculptures:
Some damage sculptures can be reshaped through grinding and polishing methods.
Bonding of broken crystal stemware:
The gluing of two pieces of crystal that fit together exactly. The bonding agent does not fill in gaps. The bonding agent does not turn yellow and withstands normal use.
Repair of broken stems from drinking goblets:
The cutting away of broken stem and replacing with a new stem.
CUSTOMERS SHOULD NOT TRY TO GLUE BROKEN STEMWARE.
THE REMOVAL OF THE GLUE ADDS TO THE TIME AND COST OF THE PIECE
Contact Mary for shipping instructions from anywhere in the USA and locations in Georgia: Greater Atlanta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Canton, Marietta, Woodstock, East Cobb and other Metro Atlanta and Georgia areas.
Take a photo of your items.
Please wrap all glassware in bubble wrap.
Fill priory mail box with foam peanuts on the bottom layer of box.
Put your smaller box with wrapped glassware inside larger priory mail box.
Fill peanuts in between boxes.
Include your name, address, e-mail address, and phone number inside the box.
Purchase insurance, if needed, for package when shipping.