Memory Vials

These are replicas of vials from Dumbledore’s memory cabinet. They are made from an acrylic rod; as I’m not a glassblower, I had to think about what I could use that would look like glass. The basic shape was turned on a lathe and later refined using a small carving tool and a sander. I used several grades of sandpaper to polish them and bring back the translucence that was lots during the carving and initial sanding. I drew and cut the labels by hand, then aged them before adding the writing.

After studying more reference images, I discovered that the foot of each vial wasn’t quite right. I sawed off each of them and created the feet separately. I think the final versions are pretty close to the original props.