Crystal Basket Chandelier –

This amazing chandelier was just recently completed in February 2016.

It needed full rewiring, cleaning, crystal repairs and major repinning work. Initial steps required full electrical restoration, removal of old cracked fabric-based wiring, new sockets and fixture grounding. Repaired a broken ‘hanging bobesche (cup)’, using a shaped crystal sleeve to naturally blend into the fixture, while hiding the broken neck segment.

Doug and Jackie were very pleased – the results far exceeded their expectations.  As many crystal spears had previously hung irregularly and used poor pinning materials, Doug requested full Crystal Hanging and Repinning Services to complete the restoration of their heirloom lighting fixture.

To address broken pinning and heavy soiling in the crystal basket, it was fully disassembled, scrubbed clean and rehung. Repinning of over 150 connections was required, and resetting dozens of pinning points. At the upper ‘accent row’ new seating loops were created to hang 2-inch spear crystals. The remaining 75 dangling ‘spear-crystal’ sets were sized, hung and levelled.

The resulting visual effect is truly stunning and beautiful.

Randy (RCLightRestorations)

for Doug and Jackie

CloseUp

Spear Crystal Closeup View
Closeup View - Crystal Spears hung on Bobesche

Carved Onyx Torchiere –

Joe brought in an torchiere floor lamp with ornate Onyx carving accents for full rewiring and restoration. Additionally, a custom base night-light was requested. An LED bulb would be used for efficiency and to provide sufficient illumination through the onyx base stone.
During restoration, full disassembly, cleaning, repairs and wiring for all five sockets was performed. The Onyx carving was carefully cleaned, and then polished with a gentle beeswax finish to return a satin sheen to the surface.
The results are a stunning center piece, showcase and discussion starter lamp, gracing vibrant living spaces in the home.

Randy (RCLightingRestorations)

for Joe

Base Light


Chandelier Repainting –

Convert a small brass and crystal fixture into a dainty white enamel fixture for a child’s room. Absolutely it can be done!
With a quality fixture, doing the job properly means:
Disassembly, Cleaning, Individual part spraying, Reassembly, Rewiring, and Crystal installation. A new heirloom fixture is born, awakened for the child princess to enjoy over the decades.

Randy (RCLightingRestorations)… December 2014

for Kathleen

Original Gold

Original Gold Chandelier
Original Gold

8-Arm Brass Chandelier –

This large 8-arm solid brass fixture had such unique geometric shaping that Laura’s kitchen was being modelled around this lighting fixture. Full rewiring initially appeared straight-forward; closer inspection however, revealed extensive water damage. Possible and Practical to Restore? YES!
This beautifully constructed fixture of high quality brass, plus patience and skill, made it possible to clean, polish, rewire and fully restore this amazing chandelier.

The Blisters around the wiring compartment, joints and socket arms indicated serious problems within – major water damage. As seen in the photos, all was restored.

Randy (RCLightingRestorations)… November 2012

for Laura

Lighted Closeup

Lighted Chandelier Closeup
Lighted Chandelier Closeup