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« on: July 27, 2016 03:23:37 PM »

My partner (rjannelle) in the Burrow Swap REALLY REALLY wanted a clock like Molly Weasley has. I mean, she REALLY wanted one. Capital letters and exclamation points here people! Painting and things like that are completely out of my roundhouse though. I've done basic stuff; but nothing like would be required to do this project. But she REALLY wanted one and I like challenges...so why the heck not!?! Right? Right.

Originally I wanted to make it a functional clock that had all of the Weasley family on their separate hands. But once I got the clock motor with extra long shaft, installed it (and the Weasleys!), I found out it didn't work.  Cry There was not enough time to have it replaced. There were tears. There was a meltdown (Ask my bf. He had to talk me down from the ledge.).

Then I pulled myself together (Somewhat. There were still tears.) and went to the store(s).

As a compromise, I sent the clock as a clock. And then I also sent the pieces to make it into a decorative piece with just the Weasley hands...or her own family if she so chose. And after all of that, she loved it. So that's a win.


The face was done in antique white and navy blue. The script was done in black. I wanted to do it in brown to give it some warmth; but could not find a brown that made me happy. I didn't shade it at all because I didn't trust myself to not mess it up. I sealed it with a satin finish.



If you're wondering about the process. No. I did not freehand it. I am NOT that talented. I printed a picture from the web of the face of the clock, made sure it was the right size, then used some transfer paper to copy it on the painted face. Then I painted it all in. Super easy, if time consuming.



I made the Weasleys from a piece of cardstock and thin cardboard glued together and then painted silver. After the picture was glued on, I also painted them with a satin finish. I made some blanks if rjannelle wanted to add her family in.



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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2016 04:54:34 PM »

Was my coveting a Weasley clock really that obvious Wink Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2016 08:07:30 AM »

It's too bad that you couldn't get it to work the way you wanted (I'd have a fit too!)  I dunno much about clockwork, but, for that many hands, maybe you'd need a clock with stronger workings or something, and I can see how the multiple clock hands might potentially snag on each other too if they weren't perfectly aligned/spaced.

Anyhoo, what you did create still looks good and it was thoughtful of you to include blanks for rjannelle to do up her own family as the hands if she wants to.
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2016 11:34:02 AM »

Was my coveting a Weasley clock really that obvious Wink Tongue

Yep. Direct quote from questionnaire: "Any special wishes? I LOVE the Weasley Clock!!! I would be so happy to receive a clock, or a Weasley clock themed craft"

The capitalization of the entire word "love" and multiple exclamation points kind of hinted at your desire for the Weasley clock.  Cheesy Grin

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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2016 05:11:54 PM »

Hehe... Ok, you're right Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2016 08:15:32 PM »

that's really lovely!
both the clock and the story
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