"... a most intriguing object. The sand runs in accordance with the quality of the conversation. If it is stimulating, the sand runs slowly. If it is not...."
Slughorn's magical hourglass has been recreated as a brooch, with real sand inside! I decided to make it as a personal challenge, and I'm so happy to offer this limited edition brooch to everyone!
The hourglass measures 8cm tall and 4cm wide, which is just over 3 inches tall, 1.5-ish inches wide. It comes with a stainless steel locking pin on the back.
PLEASE NOTE: I experimented with different "thicknesses" of sand for this - I found that the thicker sand I chose was better, even though it doesn't flow through the 'hourglass' as well as fine sand. Finer sand static-clung to the insides and looked like a complete mess!
There's a video of the sand in the hourglass here: