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Clock Making

This week on Show Me How, We get creative with Clock Making.

Gloria Bastos is joined by Tennille Hurge of Cape Watch Supplies and they’ll be exploring the interesting possibilities of making your very own clock. First they make a unique clock out of a cookie tin and then later show how to make steam punk design earrings re-using clock movements, gears, cogs and dials. 

DIY Clock

By Tennille Hoge

Cape Watch, Tools & Jewellery Supplies

Tel: 021 424-8261 or email: tkh@capewatch.co.za

Requirements

  • A clock face of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Clock mechanism, hands, washers and nuts
  • A variety of numbers or other decorative pieces to mark the hours and minutes on the clock
  • Glue

Instructions

  • Step 1:Choose a clock face you like. You can use a Tile, Cardboard, Clock dial, CD, Record, Wood, Glass, Perspex, Mirror, Photo, Book, Tin or even Art Canvas.
  • Step 2:Cut the face into the shape you want and make a hole (8mm) in the middle for the clock mechanism’s shaft to fit through. Make sure the shaft sticks out enough to allow space for the hands to rotate.
  • Step 3:Now you need numbers or dots or spacers for each hour 1-12, or leave completely plain if you wish.
  • Step 4:Put the clockworks onto the back of the clock face and the washer over the front face of the clock on the shaft and screw the nut onto the shaft. Then you are ready to put on the hands; hour, minute then lastly the second hand.

Steam Punk Jewellery

By Tennille Hoge

Cape Watch, Tools & Jewellery Supplies

Tel: 021 424-8261 or email: tkh@capewatch.co.za

 

Requirements

  • Flat or round nose pliers
  • Assorted steam punk parts (gears, dials, faces and hands)
  • Jump rings & pieces of chain to join together
  • Earring hooks & fittings

Instructions

  • The idea behind Steam punk is anything goes. Use all different sized pieces in any metal to create colour. They do not need to match.
  • Step 1:Take a large jump ring and open it using the pliers. Now hook on various metal parts and lengths of chain until you have as many pieces as you like.
  • Step 2:Decide how long you would like your earrings to be, add extra pieces and hands to add the necessary length.
  • Step 3:Once all your items are hooked together and joined, close the jump ring again. Now hook the jump ring into the loop on the earring. Use your pliers to close up the hook tightly so it doesn’t come undone. Your steam punk earrings are now complete and ready to wear.