Half Clocked - The Clocks, part 3

by brae  

Continuing my posts on the clocks from Half Clocked.  Please click here for part 2.


I have no chimney, but I am using a fireplace with a false brick insert.  The fireplace was part of a miniatures lot I bought online.  I have two that are very similar, and one is for the Brownstone.  They are heavy, well made and have crisp detailing.  The material appears to be some sort of translucent resin.  There are no markings or manufacturer details.  The seller indicated that she purchased them in 1996 at The Dolls House Toys Ltd., Covent Garden, London.  The fire screen is by Ellen Moore.

The modern side table was inspired by the Oly Studio Ichibad Side Table and made with Tiny Turnings.  I needed some sort of cash transaction station for my shop, so I added a vintage desk from my stash and stool from Boutique Miniatures.  The desk is a cheap miniature, but it has always appealed to me.  It was also from a collection a friend gave to me after his mother passed, so it has that sentimental draw as well.

The porthole clock was made with a watch finding Bill sent me and a printed dial.  I made the red alarm clock from wood shapes, Tiny Turnings, jewelry findings and a cabochon sticker for the face.  It's similar to the one I made for the Haunted Heritage, which I also borrowed for this build.  The Art Deco working clock is from Halls Miniature Clocks.  The laser cut Victorian wall clock is from D-Tales Miniatures, bought at the Bishop show.  The hourglass is from Here Today Gone Tomorrow, and yes, it works.  I think it counts maybe a only second or two.  :D

The pintail drake decoy is by Linda Master, and the candy dish was from Manor House Miniatures.  The two metal clocks were originally bright gold with cheap faces.  I repainted them and added new faces, using Testors Clear Parts Cement and Window Maker for the red clock's glass.  

The round clock in the upper right is a jewelry finding with the bail removed with a metal jewelry frame glued around it.

I made the clock with the paintings using an old laser cut wood scrap.  I cut an insert for the middle to bring the clock dial forward and added watch hands.  The artwork is cropped from paintings by Edward Moran, found on wiki.

The black grandfather clock was made from a Chrysnbon kit.

The rustic table is from Barbara Begley Miniature Gardens.  I made the two table clocks from wood shapes, jewelry findings and cabochon stickers for the faces.  The flowers were made from Bonnie Lavish kits.

The large gold clock started as a mirror.

I printed a new face and used a large cabochon sticker for the face.

I've made the Banjo wall clock from Cynthia Howe Miniatures before, but this time I went less traditional in color.

I might have to pick up more of these kits - they are so versatile.

I detailed the cat clock and the clock above it in Part 2.

At the last minute, I realized I needed a rug...so I swiped the Tree Ring rug for the space. Now, I can leisurely make a replacement.  :D 

The tiered table has a selection of small clocks that I picked up from shows, but you can find them online.  I made the bird statue from jewelry findings, and the spiral vase is from Patricia Paul.

The working mantel clock is from HBS, the small Art Deco clock is from William Cambron Designs, and the small square clock is a half scale mini I've had in my stash awhile.  I made the righthand table clock from wood shapes, Tiny Turnings and a cabochon sticker for the face.  The silver bud vase came from Manor House Miniatures, and the flower was made from a Bonnie Lavish kit.

The mouse in the teacup is by Beth Freeman-Kane.  Every clock shop needs a mouse, right?  :D

The red alarm clock was made for the Heritage and borrowed for this build.  The candy dish is from Blondie, and the candy was made by MiniFanaticus.

The two silvertone clocks are kits from Phoenix Model Developments. I also found two knock-offs at local shows that I refined and refinished. Since the Phoenix kits came with two faces per clock kit, I had an extra for the red clock. I printed my own for the other. For the paper/decal faces, I used Testors Clear Parts Cement and Window Maker for the glass. The gold clock on the far right was purchased at a local show and refined with new paint and dial.

That should do it!  Whew!  That's a lot of clocks!  :D


Comment from: Wendy [Visitor]
It is a lot of clocks! Thanks for all your work and info!
01/10/19 @ 13:39
Comment from: ann [Visitor]
This was quite a project and we had now idea until you went into such great detail to explain each piece. The clock shop, I would have to say, is museum worthy.
01/10/19 @ 14:57
Comment from: Anna [Visitor]
That is an enormous amount of clocks. I really like how you have mixed all the different styles of clocks, made the 'cheapies' look a million $$$ amongst the stunning collector pieces. Thanks for all the many very useful links. Anna x
01/10/19 @ 20:49
Comment from: Sheila [Visitor]
That's an amazing amount of clocks. I love how they're all subtly different but at the same time the shop is very unified.
01/11/19 @ 07:56
Comment from: Jodi [Visitor]
Wow! What an incredible collection of wide and varied clocks, each one impeccably done! It's such a great way to display them, and to have a dedicated display space to showcase any time pieces you collect in the future!
01/11/19 @ 10:43
Comment from: Kamelia [Visitor]
That is truly a lot of clocks! And all are amazing! I love watching your clock shop. And the mouse - mouse steals the show. :D
01/11/19 @ 13:04
Comment from: Fabiola [Visitor]
Beautiful clocks!
01/12/19 @ 08:23
Comment from: Kristine [Visitor]
So fabulous to take a tour through all the clocks! I love how you curated such a varied collection :)
01/12/19 @ 11:32
Comment from: Barbara [Visitor]
Your wonderful build showcases your clock collection perfectly. Thank you for the detailed tour - the banjo clock has completely won me over!
01/13/19 @ 07:05
Comment from: Jeanne [Visitor]
I really like your new version of the banjo clock -- it's very handsome in that blue and silver. The whole shop is a treat!
01/13/19 @ 10:47
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thanks so much!! :>>
01/24/19 @ 16:55
Comment from: Brandy [Visitor]
I love how unique each clock is. Lovely work.
01/26/19 @ 08:31
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you! :>>
02/06/19 @ 13:21

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