This design has been “cooking” in my brain for the past 8 months, ever since I knew we would be moving and I would have to leave my amazing assistant behind. She’s been my backup brain for the last several years, and I honestly couldn’t have survived without her, so I wanted to make her something really special as a goodbye gift. She’s a MAJOR Harry Potter fan, so of course it had to be something HP-related.
I already have several improvements I want to make to the design, but I’m pretty happy with how it came out. It spins freely on both axes, which was one of the primary design issues, and the hourglass fits firmly in place, which was the other.
And yes, I did manage to break the first one. Thin glass doesn’t take kindly to over-tight pressure fitting!