This is our rendition of “Clock in a jar” by Oren Hetzroni, a student at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. Based on childhood memories of capturing insects in a jar, the clock presents the Authors idea of capturing time in a jar.
We hope ya'll enjoy this Instructable as much as we did. This instructable was easy, fun, and it added a lot of decoration to our kitchen. of course you can make your Jar Clock in any color and jar that you please, even go as elaborate as putting all the minutes/hours as you want.
With that in mind, Lets learn how to make this beautiful art piece.
Step 1: Supplies Needed
You will need a few supplies and materials for this project,
1 - Clock Device, you can find these at hobby lobby for about $5 dollars, they have different sizes and models. Pick one you find suitable for your taste.
1- Jar, this can be a Coffee Jar, a Vase, a Jam Jar etc. Which ever one you think looks better after all this clock is more of an art than anything else.
1- Hot Glue Gun
1- Piece of leather material, or any other type of rag/cloth to cover the upper part of your jar in order to hide the mechanism.
1- piece of string/rope
1- acrylic paint for Glass which ever color you want to paint the numbers with.
1- Sponge Brush
1- Paint different color than your acrylic in order to distinguish between the design of your jar and the Time Hands.
Step 2: Building the Clock
If you bought your clock from Hobby Lobby or E-bay or at a general store and it came new in box, it should have come with instructions on how to build the clock and set it up, if not it's actually not that difficult to build.
First thing you gotta make is to remove the metallic hanging bulge, it's the part that you would normally use to hang the clock from a wall.
Once that's been removed you can begin to add your timing hands, the hour should go first, followed by the minute and lastly your seconds hand.
Step 3: Bending the Hands of Time
Once you have your clock built you need to bend the hands of time upwards at a 90 degree angle. This will eventually be the hands that will be facing the walls of the jar.
when they are bent, make sure that no hands are clashing against one another, this will make your clock run smoothly
Step 4: Design the Time Jar
Remember this clock is more of an art than anything practical, have fun with it.
Step 5: Extending the Hands of Time
Once you have the cut outs of the hands, you need to hot glue the board hands onto the clock hands. And color them in using any color that you may desire.
when you have that finished, set the time on the clock and align the Jar with the Clock.
Step 6: Place the Clock Together
Once that is finished you can place the lid onto the clock and make sure that the hands are moving freely.