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Look around you. How many objects can you count that are made from glass? Chances are, if you walked into another room or stepped outside, you would see even more glass items! From jewelry to glass walls, humans have come up with a wide range of uses for this material. One of its advantages is that it can easily be modified for different uses. Clear glass is perfect for windows, whereas blue glass makes amazing bottles. You can even find frosty glass that creates a sense of privacy when used to make a bathroom window or shower door. Keep reading here, and your appreciation for glass will grow.

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Properly Caring For Your Finely Crafted Glasswork Pieces

Whether you recently acquired finely crafted glasswork pieces, or have had them as part of a collection for a while, you'll want to keep them in the best possible condition so you can enjoy them for a long time to come. Here are steps to take when caring for finely crafted glasswork so the pieces provide you with enjoyment for years to come.

Display Pieces With Their Safety In Mind

The location where you display your glasswork needs to be completely free of the possibility of access by small children or pets. For this reason, it is advisable to keep glasswork pieces in a cabinet with glass doors so you can admire them when you choose to do so. Keeping the pieces contained also keeps them free from excess dust, environmental hazards, and harsh chemicals. Make sure all shelving areas inside of a cabinet are completely sturdy and that the cabinet itself does not shake when people walk past. If it does, use shims under the legs to secure the cabinet in place.

Clean Pieces As Necessary Using The Right Tools

When your glasswork pieces are in need of cleaning, do not use any harsh chemical agents to remove debris or streaks. Instead, opt to use a clean piece of soft cloth, such as microfiber, and water. Slightly dampen the cloth and wipe it over each piece. If there are crevices in any of the pieces you have on display, use a fine-pointed paintbrush to remove dust and other debris from these areas before you wipe down the entire piece with the cloth. If a piece of finely crafted glasswork has caked-on debris present, mist it with a bit of white vinegar and use the cloth to rub the debris from the surface.

Use Special Care When Conducting Observation

If you want to take one of your finely crafted glasswork pieces out of their display area to be observed at a close range, you need to be extremely careful that you do not drop the piece during the session. Use a pair of gloves to protect the piece of the natural oils in your skin when you remove the piece from its display. Hold the piece firmly, using both hands, at all times. If you wish to set the piece down on another surface, first prepare the area by setting down a towel or blanket for the piece to rest upon.

To learn more, contact a company such as GROVE GLASS & MIRROR.