When I went thrift store shopping a couple weekends ago I found the pieces to make my own! I've see quite a few posts about this... like here and here. I did make a mini one (Ipod next to it for size comparison) for fall with a random candle base thing and a butter dome. Seriously tiniest cloche ever!
Both pieces I started out with are shown in this picture here:
Once I got all the tape off the glass dome I noticed that it doesn't fit the base! Ugh :( Jury is still out on whether it's because the wooden base is as warped as Amazon.com selling a pedofiles how-to guide (yes it really happened, I heard it was finally taken off, but still!!!) or if the dome never actually went with it in the first place. It looked good when it was all taped up though!
So I filled the groove with wood filler, hoping that if it was more flat with no grooves to catch the glass dome, maybe it wouldn't be so bad. That took awhile. I would use caulk if I could call a mulligan on it though. It was too much/deep of a groove for the ole wood filler.
I might do a clear gloss coat, or perhaps a coat of black semi-gloss. Haven't decided, going to wait a bit, live with it for a bit, and see what it starts to tell me. Because inaminate objects DO talk to you too, right??? ;)
Here it is doing some modeling ...
As just a pedestal (for something, anything!)