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Updated on October 6, 2012

Glass kitty cat clocks with pendulum tail

Hi and welcome to my lens. I have two loves in life one is cats the other is glass. So I have now combined the two I have two cats of my own but that was not enough so I now make my own out of fused glass and turn them into cat clocks: P.S I almost forgot also love my girlfriend :):):) xxx

I have been making novelty glass cat clocks for the past 6 years. Each cat is made of at least 18 separate pieces of glass. All are hand cut and ground into shape. The eyes and collar are made of dichroic glass or of 18K gold leaf that is fused into the glass. It´s then kiln fused and cooled slowly to anneal the glass for strength and durability.

The clocks come with good quality stick on numbers in silver or gold. You can choose just let me know. But if you don´t like the numbers they will come off. The tail of the clock is the pendulum and due to the quartz movement they keep perfect time and they are very quiet. There is also a three year warranty on the clock mechanism.

Clock stat's approx. 13.5" x 5" or 340mm x130mm. That's from tip of ear to tip of the good old tail:)
 

100 % Hand made

Cat lovers gifts

There is no mass production here or moulds of any sort. Each clock takes about 2 hours to cut and grind into shape and on top of that it is in the kiln for another 12 hours.

After the cat clock has cooled down I then apply the cat's whiskers and ear markings etc using liquid glass. I now have to fire the cat in the kiln for a second time to permanently fuse the markings into the glass. I then drill the hole in the centre of the body to accommodate the clock mechanism.

They start a 85 euros they are not the cheapest in town, but you're getting a unique one of a kind hand made clock.

My inspiration

Butter wouldn´t melt

Well, I would like to introduce you all to my two cats.

They are both very naughty and he (the ginger one) sometimes thinks that it's time for him to be top dog, and just jumps on her pinning her down to the ground (all in good fun). She goes crazy and when she escapes by God does he pay for it.

Black cat clocks. - Black cats

I just love black cats. I think they so sleek and elegant looking. I have had 5 or 6 black cats back when I lived in England but they all got run over. But as I now live in Finland 95% of cat owners keep there cat in (house cat). I don’t agree with that as I believe cats should be free to roam around and have fun (do cat stuff).

But I now live in apartment so my 2 cats are also house cats, and don’t go out but at least we have a large glass enclosed balcony. They love sitting watching the birds, rabbits, etc. and they both seam happy :)

The gray twins

These two pussy cats are made of a light grey opaque glass (solid colour), they have dichroic glass eyes and collar.

Why multi-coloured cat clocks?

So why multi coloured clocks? Well a few years back a customer asked if I would make a cat clock out of red, green and purple glass, which I happily did. Then their friends saw it and wanted one and that's how the multi-coloured clocks came into being.

Functional wall art - Cat lovers gifts

These cat clocks make an elegant addition to any home as well as the work place. As soon as you get one of my clocks, it will make its self right at home. They make a great kitchen clock, lounge clock, nursery clock, and kid’s room clock. Not forgetting the work place, they also make great gifts; say for housewarmings, weddings any occasion. Cat lovers just love them.

Commission work

Ok then, as for commissioned work I charge the same as all my other cat clocks 98 dollars as they are made of a glass called artister. So you can have any colours you want, as long as they are in stock.

If however you would like an opaque collared glass (solid colures) or colures that artister do not make then I must use a glass called bullseye that is more expensive, so you would then be looking at 155/185 dollars for your clock depending on the colure.

But please feel free to contact me for any ideas you have and we can go through it together.

Rag doll cat clock

"Dumb #%%"

This Rag doll cat clock was commissioned by a Mr Anderson as a surprise birthday gift to his wife Heidi It is 100 % glass. The cats head ears and tail is made of two shades of a brown glass, and the body is made up from a brown and white marble glass. The cats markings are made of a white powder glass mixed with oil and also fused into the glass.

The collar is 18k gold leaf and his eyes are of a blue dichroic glass that change colour depending on what angle you're looking at him. This clock was fired three separate times to make him that was a total of 36 hours in the kiln.

It was funny when it came to drilling the hole in the body to accept the clock mechanism; I also had two other cats to be drilled. They were made of the standard artister glass, so I decided to drill one of those first as I hadn't drilled any cats for some time and as I was drilling the first one, yep it broke it happens some times. So that was binned, then came Andersons clock I thought please no as this glass is more expensive anyway I took extra time and happy days I made it through all ok.

As for the cost of Dumb #%% the rag doll cat clock it was a birthday gift so can't say.

Thanks Anderson it was a pleasure working with you.

So who was Mr Anderson ? (I loved the name, he was a bit of a mysterious fella all contacts were from his I phone) well Mr Anderson was it the red pill or the blue pill? :) :).

PS his wife Heidi loved him Prrrrrr Prrrrrrr

Commission work II

Pinkie the cat clock

This is nice! Pinkie the cat clock was commissioned by Georganna. It is 100 % glass. The clock is made up of two different shades of a marbled pink glass, and has pink dichroic accents on the body and head to give it a bit of sparkle.

The cats markings are made of a black and white powder glass mixed with oil. The collar is gold dichroic etched glass that changes to a nice pink depending on its angle, and fused into the glass. The eyes are of a bright green dichroic glass.

This clock was fired twice once to make the clock, and a second time to fuse the cat's markings into the glass. Georganna was looking for a girly clock with a bit of sparkle; well I think we got there. Thanks Georganna. Price was 180 dollars

Commission work / cat pendant

This pendant was commissioned by Erica. This was the third attempt and I think this one is ok, its 45mm long x 23mm wide the whiskers and eyes are made of liquid glass and fused into the glass. Believe it or not I used one of my own cat's whiskers for the markings as they are so fine and keep their strength.

The tail is made separately and is tacked fused onto the cat on a second firing, the collar is made of a thin strip of dichroic glass.

PS my cat lulu was not attached to the whisker when I used it :)

Another jaguar cat clock commissioned

This Jaguar cat clock was commissioned by Lynn. It is 100 % glass. The head and body are made of a marigold yellow. The cats markings are made of black powder glass mixed with oil.

The collar is 18k gold leaf fused into the glass. The eyes are of a gold dichroic glass. This clock was fired twice once to make the clock, and a second time to fuse the cat's markings into the glass Thanks Lynn. Price of clock was 175 dollars

Shipping.

As for postage I ship internationally they are well wrapped in bubble wrap and boxed. In the summer months I ship on average 12 clocks a month and up till now with no breakages. Ok the postage is 35 dollars but all told it's still a good deal for an original one of a kind handmade Functional piece of wall art.

Check out these great gifts, for that special friend in your life.

Just beeing nosy:)

I prefer the clocks without the numbers but hey that is just my opinion. What is yours?

What is your preference

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If you are after a different colour or style of clock just drop me a line.

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    • potovanja profile image

      potovanja 5 years ago

      I love cats. I love ca clocks:). I love any product with cat on it:). Great lense my cat friend:)...

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      Heidi-ho 6 years ago

      I absolutely love, love, love the Ragdoll cat clock my husband just gave me! It is made in memory of our beloved cat D.A., and I get a warm feeling everytime I look at it. I originally wanted a replacement kit-kat clock, but this one is much nicer in every way, I'll never go back to kit-kat again! PRRRS and MEOWS from Arkansas!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great clocks, I would like more information on a custom cat clock. Please email me at nettleshipa@aol.com

      Thanks

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great clocks, I would like more information on a custom cat clock. Please email me at nettleshipa@aol.com

      Thanks

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      Coreena Jolene 6 years ago

      Beautiful! Hey the Jaguar looks like my Bengal Cats !

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      pimbels lm 6 years ago

      Very nice. I like these clocks.

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      Vicki 6 years ago from USA

      Your glass cat clocks are adorable! They remind of the old Kit Kat clocks. I think yours are cuter! I love your photos of LuLu and Onni. Onni looks like he's waiting for some good ole belly scratchings! Thumbs up and faved.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I'm interested in prices, could you please e-mail me about your wonderful cat clocks? Thanks! glambarbie@yahoo.com

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      glenbrook 6 years ago

      Very cool. I like the retro look.

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      This is a really cool cat gift niche :) Angel blessed and lensrolled to Ruby Kitty Cat Gifts

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      MissBuffySpears 6 years ago

      I really like these cat clocks!

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      Kate Loving Shenk 7 years ago from Lancaster PA

      I just returned to this lens to FB "like" it!! A beautiful job!!

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      GeorgiaHiker 7 years ago

      Those are really amazing clocks. You have a real talent with glass. Thanks for the Lens

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      Craftyville 7 years ago

      Amazing clocks, love the purple and blue cat.

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      Mary Norton 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      What a nice gift for a cat lover. Like your change in life and your choice. Finland is now the top place to live. Live well.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Awesome page

      really great cat Clocks -- true admire your work

      http://www.londonwallclock.co.uk

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I would love to buy your Pinkie Cat. I wondered if you could add the gold collar and eyes to her for me. I would prefer to call my order in to you, but can't find a number. Please call me at 818-610-3493. I am a huge cat lover, and have 8 cats of my own.

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      ChocolatteDesigns 7 years ago

      WOW! Love your cat clocks...particularly the pink one..LOL I just put up a lens on Great Cat Gifts for Cat Lovers. It's mainly for Zazzle but I'm including your lens in my lens roll. I've just rated, faved, facebooked and tweeted you lens. Drop by and leave me a comment. http://www.squidoo.com/GreatGiftsforCatLovers

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      My aunt says people who have clocks without numbers don't really want to know what time it is. I, being versatile, can go with or with out numbers. These clocks are really cute. Thanks for the lens about them, and the one on the birth of one. Keep purring.

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      Cyberspace LM 7 years ago

      Fancy finding you here. Just wanted to say that i just love that cat clock you made for me. I think you have to make me few more for next x-mas :)

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      WritingforYourW 7 years ago

      What a cute niche to get into. I like the pink clock. :)

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      PetMemorialWorld 7 years ago

      Cool clocks - every cat owner should have one! Great gift idea.

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      julieannbrady 7 years ago

      Happy New Year my dear and special thanks for that Grrreat lookin' clock! Love it. Hope you have a remarkable journey this year. Happy new year and hugeroonies!

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Wonderful Cat Clocks. I love all the colors. Hubby and dad make burl clocks. Happy Holidays!

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      Cynthia Arre 7 years ago from Quezon City

      Those clocks you make are beautiful! I'd love to get one sometime. Fabulous showcase of original work! (:

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      Karendelac 7 years ago

      What a nice acknowledgement to a special creature which is a wonderful companion to man !

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      SylvianeNuccio1 7 years ago

      It was very nice to meet your cats. They do what they want when they want...Hummm that just sounds so much like mine. I tell you those cats are so spoiled. But I would have cats if it wasn't to spoil them anyway:) Thanks for visiting my cats too.

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      julieannbrady 7 years ago

      Wow wow wow! Sure am loving that Jaguar cat clock you customized for me. Thank you kindly my dear!

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      Jean DAndrea 7 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Great artwork! Your cats look beautiful, both glass and real. :-)

      Jean

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      mazbond 7 years ago

      Great lens! I love your glass cat clocks and your two real pussy cats too. (Dear Santa - I want the black cat clock)

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      irenemaria 7 years ago from Sweden

      I really like your cat clocks. Even if I no longer have a little furry friend I still love them very much in all shapes and forms.

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      Cheryl Kohan 7 years ago from Minnesota

      Fabulous clocks...I will buy one as soon as I save enough to indulge myself! I also love the photo of Lulu and Onni. I adore cats, too, so can totally relate to your comments.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      A Cute Lens. Blessings from a Squid Angel!

      Susie

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      cscfl61 7 years ago

      Love your clocks and you have beautiful kitties. Looks like something for my Christmas wish list.

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      These clocks are fabulous, right off the wall stuff. Beautiful cats as well. Spoiling cats is part of the servitude. 5* and fave, also lens rolled to my pet lens. Very nice lens - well done

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      Patricia 7 years ago

      Love your cat clocks! And nice to meet you and your cats!

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      strayspay 7 years ago

      I love your clocks!

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      Andy 7 years ago from London, England

      Great clocks

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      Delia 7 years ago

      Oh I love your cats, Lulu reminds me of my "Kitty"...Thanks for stopping by her lens and leaving that kind comment...I'm lensrolling your lens to my Kitty lens...These are absolutely wonderful clocks! I once had a black plastic cat clock back in the 1950's (wow that dates me!)

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      Deb Kingsbury 7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      This is great! Really nice work on the clocks AND the lens. My husband has dabbled in fused glass a bit but hasn't made ME anything yet. :)

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      lasertek lm 7 years ago

      This is nice! I have a friend who loves cat designed items. Might consider this as Christmas gift for her. Thanks for coming up with this lens and putting a number of options.

      Hope you could visit my lens as well. Thanks again.

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      Kitsune64 7 years ago

      Your clocks are beautiful, and this is a very well put-together lens. Also, Lulu and Onni are adorable!

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      pinkpig lm 7 years ago

      great clocks- very unusual- I've added a link in my cool gifts lens.

      (thanks for stopping by!)

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      Linda Hoxie 7 years ago from Idaho

      These clocks are adorable!, You did a great job building a lens that highlights the details of your fine craft very well, I hope you sale many of them! Best of luck to you and your felines, thanks for stopping by and commenting on my Tiger lens!

      Linda

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      kezan98 lm 7 years ago

      Thanks for joining the Cat Party Group, We've given you a top rating for this cat lens

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      Kiwisoutback 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Cool clocks! Well done, Squid Angel blessed.

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      Lee Hansen 7 years ago from Vermont

      Oh, I love these clocks. I have a cat face art clock that needs repair - I must find it and makeit new again. Do what you love, the money will follow - it's my mantra as well!

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      julieannbrady 7 years ago

      You got to know that I love love love these kind of cat clocks -- actually have one hanging in my kitchen that is inspired by your design. How much do these cost? Shipping charges? How long for a custom order? Very nice!

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      thepartyanimal2 7 years ago

      First let me start by saying WoW - your work is amazing. I have 6 cats in my home and I can understand your inspiration - these are so creative. Thanks for sharing how you make them - sounds like fun. You have been Blessed by The Party Animal. Party On....

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      Frankie Kangas 7 years ago from California

      What cute clocks and Lulu and Onni are adorable.

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      Robin S 7 years ago from USA

      Very cute. I love them!

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      bobtyndall 7 years ago

      Love your clocks. Great lens. Check out mine. http://www.squidoo.com/artistic-designer-clocks

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      Jeanette 7 years ago from Australia

      How clever is that?! You are obviously very creative. Well done!

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      admiralglass lm 7 years ago

      :) :) :) Thanks

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      sciencefictionn 7 years ago

      Congratulations for your nice start! 5 stars.

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      Samantha Devereux 7 years ago from Columbia Mo

      Totally Love your clocks!

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      Indigo Janson 7 years ago from UK

      These clocks are unusual and clever. What a nice idea. Your real cats are beautiful too!

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      tclough 7 years ago

      Very nice lens and great work on the cat clocks. I just might have to do some Christmas shopping at your store.

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      strayspay 7 years ago

      Very Nice Lens!! I, too, love animals and your cats are just too cool (both living and glass). Five stars.

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      Linda Jo Martin 7 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Beautiful clocks! I love such crafts, and you've earned a special place in my heart for your comment about loving black cats.

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      mosaic lm 7 years ago

      Gosh these clocks are absolutely adorable!!! Came through here from your shout-out in the forum. Gorgeous!

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Nice to meet you & your cats! Nice work.

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      Crassula 7 years ago

      Nice work you have.. my little comments maybe you, you might lessen on repeating the same words on each individual picture... otherwise i love cats!!! nice work u have

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      admiralglass lm 7 years ago

      Thanks for your support Paul. Good God! Notice you have over 400 lenses. Top fella! keep up the good work.

      Paul

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      admiralglass lm 7 years ago

      Thanks for your kind words Kate. Funny that you mentioned the dogs. Just today i bought big sheet of glass and now as for my winter project i am trying to create dog clocks. So maybe (if everything goes well) in few months time i can write a lens about them.

      Thanks for your support

      Paul

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      Kate Loving Shenk 7 years ago from Lancaster PA

      I agree with Paul--I love cats too. But my dog would eat one if I brought it home.

      Yes, I am a dog AND cat person!!

      Keep up the good work!! AND I have nominated you for Giant Squid!! You ROCK!!

      ####blessed####

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      pkmcr 7 years ago from Cheshire UK

      This is a really excellent start to using Squidoo - a very since well done! I am a great Cat Lover and this is a really nice subject. I look forward to seeing more great lenses from you.

      Blessed by a Squid Angel :-)

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      admiralglass lm 7 years ago

      Hi squidoo, i would just like to say thank you all for squidoo. I sold 2 cat clocks to a fella from the states,and he found me through corisponding with people on squidoo. So then i checked your site out and that was it i just hade to join up.

      Thanks again P williams

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