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    Posted 7 years ago

    midcentmod
    (30 items)

    Ok. So , we all know I am no saint, however when I am searching for treasures and I come across something that is broken, I will buy it for next to nothing and fix it. Above, is an inkwell made by a contemporary of Tiffany’s, approx, 1900-1910. I fell in love with this extraordinary glass. It was simply amazing. But on the corner of the protrusion side was completely missing. I would say the size of a nickel, but missing from top to bottom. In other words a gaping hole. So being the MacGyver that I am, I repaired it. The picture where the piece is on end, the corner facing you was missing. Now, it’s not. Yep, I repaired glass. Don’t even ask, it was a MacGyver move. I sold it to a neighbor who loved it. Picked for 10.00 sold for 40.00. And yes, I disclosed its flaw. If in perfect condition, it would sell for $300 +. But It was completely worth it to me to save it. Completely.

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    1. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 7 years ago
      Hi MCM, thats amazing! Your so talented. I've never seen Macgyver, maybe i should watch it if it teaches you things like this. Well done. Completely worth saving.
    2. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Very interesting. I'd like an instruction demo of how you did it.
    3. midcentmod midcentmod, 7 years ago
      czechman:
      Thank you. I did have the literature regarding Kralik and had misplaced it at the time of this post. I really appreciate the feedback.
      AmberRose: I am an artist, I am always creating. One thing I have found out about myself is that I can repair broken objects. The difference that sets this experience apart from others, could be that I hit it head on, and never thought I couldn’t do it. Blind ignorance, and luck. The product I used is by Golden, it is a gel medium. Glass bead Gel. A translucent textural blend of genuine glass beads. It dries with good clarity when applied in a thin film. In this application, where I used a lot of it, I applied Folk Art Metallic peridot paint, along with the purplish paint. it made the product thicker and I shaped it on the outside as well as from the inside. After it dried somewhat, I used a Number 2 pencil eraser to shape it more from the inside. The pencil was for the reach inside. This little inkwell , holds liquid. Honestly, it was a little ingenuity, and a lot of luck. :-)
    4. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Well that is terrific. Unfortunately I have zero patience which makes it impossible for me to do something like that. Although I am very very impressed.

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