Here it is, with two broken pieces.
The first step in any lamp repair is matching the glass. Here I have the pale blue/white opal glass and the blue cathedral needed to do the repair.
Starting with the blue piece, I cross-hatched it with the glass cutter. Then I used the metal end of the cutter to smash out the cracked pieces.
After all the glass was removed, I tugged off the old solder and copper foil from the borders, using needle nose pliers.
Here's the pattern on the new blue cathedral glass.
Here I'm using the oil-filled pistol grip glass cutter at a 90 degree angle to score the glass.
Grinding the edges of the glass, for safe handling and for better adhesion of the copper foil.
Now both pieces have been re-cut and foiled. Its ready for soldering.
And voila! Here is the finished lamp. Since the solder will remain silver, I did not apply patina. I just waxed the entire lamp after cleaning it thoroughly.
And here's a view in different lighting..
"Thanks again Kathy, the lamp looks beautiful and I’m glad I can use it again. I can’t even tell where you fixed it!"
You're very welcome, Cindy .. It was my pleasure!
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