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« on: June 01, 2006 12:01:07 PM »

Kitschy Beads an' Baubles Clock
   
I just couldn't resist this challenge! ..After locating several bags of stash I was surprised to find I already had pom poms, gimp and chenille stems ... not to mention countless other items that might come in useful one day, one of which was a clock mechanism, I'd bought it ages ago with the intention of making a clock from an old vinyl..... Decision made, my challenge 12 entry was 'probably!'  going to be a clock!

Playing around with the pom poms and thinking of the round vinyl gave me the idea of a Howard Miller style clock ...and it went on from there....

 
  Here's a pic of the ingredients I used!

Gimp, pom poms, chenille stems, wire coat hangers, a clock mechanism, and  a brass washer


I drilled 12 holes into the washer for the sections of wire coat hanger to go into so that each would represent an hour on the clock
I found the wire wouldn't stay in the washer so I soldered it into the holes:



I ditched the vinyl and instead decided to weave the gimp around the spokes like this:



The hands on the clock were too small for the design so I used the chenille stems to extend the existing hands, glueing them on using a glue gun,
I trimmed the wire spokes to different lengths and glued on the pom-poms!



This is my first real attempt at Kitsch and it's growing on me in a weird sort of way!!







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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2006 12:04:17 PM »

that is *so* cute!  great job
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2006 12:06:06 PM »

that is way cute. My boyfriend just bought me a clock kinda like this for my birthday!! Very good job! <3
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2006 12:06:50 PM »

Oh wow!  That's awesome!  Does the clock work?
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2006 12:12:29 PM »

Hi :-)

Yes it works, although i had to trim a bit of the chenille from the base of one of the hands because the second hand was catching it a bit!! I guess the people who designed the clock mechanism never considered it might fall into the hands of a mad craftster ;-)
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2006 12:25:15 PM »

That is soo cool! It's like camp-meets-modern-art. Awesome!!
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2006 12:36:20 PM »

Whoaaa... Cool Clock!

I love what you have done with the assorted crafty items  Grin

How did you drill the holes in the washer? That looks like you could put a hole in a finger if you didn't have a drill press.

Great Job!
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2006 12:51:54 PM »

it's Miller time!

ha!  i love mid century modern stuff. . .and i've always wanted one of these clocks.  great job!

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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2006 01:09:25 PM »

i think i'm in love...with a clock
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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2006 01:24:52 PM »

OMG - that is just too cute
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