Vintage table clocks

by brae  

I was recently contacted by a fellow miniaturist on etsy to make a few vintage table clocks for her clock shop project.  I gathered my wood bits, jewelry findings and paints to see what I could come up with for her.

First, a tiny red alarm clock that stands just 5/8" tall.  The face is a printed image from The Graphics Fairy with a clear cabochon sticker to simulate glass.  I love this one especially, so I'll probably make a one for my own project.  :D

It's made from a rounded wood cap from Hobby Lobby, two goldtone brads and a gunmetal head pin.  The feet are Tiny Turnings.

Second is a black art deco clock that stands 5/8" tall.  It's made from wood window casing strip wood with front carved detailing that is hard to see in the photo.  There's a silver brad topper, and the face is a printed image of a real life wall clock found online.  The silver frame is a finding from Bindels Ornaments.

And, last is a wood stained decorative clock with pillar detailing.  This measures 1" wide and just under 3/4" tall.  This is also wood, and the pillars are Tiny Turnings.  This also has a cabochon sticker over the face, an image from a real life floor clock.

12 comments

Comment from: Lyssa [Visitor]

AMAZING!

The drool runneth over! ?

03/11/12 @ 20:59
Comment from: Marie75 [Visitor]

Perfect !
What a job !

03/12/12 @ 00:19
Comment from: rosanna [Visitor]

Brae, they are so nice. Your favourite is mine too.

03/12/12 @ 05:09
Comment from: Eliana [Visitor]

Wow! This is another perfect work, the clocks are amazing!
xx

03/12/12 @ 06:57
Comment from: Fabiola [Visitor]

The clocks are fantastic.
Bye Faby

03/12/12 @ 09:21

I have been looking for nice old-fashoned alarm clocks! Yours is just the thing. Thanks for the “how-to”

Cheers

03/12/12 @ 10:03
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]

How sweet they are, especially when one considers how tiny they are! My favourite is also the red one! It reminds me of my youth! But, the other two are also amazing.

03/12/12 @ 16:14
Comment from: Dawn [Visitor]

These are great! I had never heard of the cabochon stickers. They could be used for so many things! I love watching your house develop. Thanks for being so sharing.

03/12/12 @ 19:11
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thank you! :>>

03/12/12 @ 23:35
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]

Fantastic!

03/13/12 @ 05:06
Comment from: Barbara L [Visitor]  

I love to make minis. I saw the clock face on The Graphic fairy site. My problem is I cant seem to shrink the image to print clearly. What kind of printer or software do you use to get such sharp photos. thanks

02/27/13 @ 07:28
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thank you!!! :D

I save the images in the original size. Sometimes I will sharpen the image or adjust the color in PhotoShop. I insert the image into a Word document and then resize. I set the printer for high quality graphics and use regular computer paper.

02/27/13 @ 07:35


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