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This is a very unique, hand crafted, and realistic mechanical Mantis made from the recycled parts of old watches.

His body is made out of watch strap springs and a christmas light bulb.

His wings are made from antique watch faces that have been cut, sanded, and curved into wing shapes.

His head is made from a watch dial, bent into shape and onto it are soldered winding stem knobs that act as his eyes.

His legs were created with many different watch winding stems that have been cut into various sizes and soldered at the leg joints using lead free silver bearing solder.

His legs and body swivel at the first joint.

There is no glue or resin to be found in the piece...everything is soldered into place with metal. This is a one of a kind work of art, never to be exactly reproduced.


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If you would like to buy a piece like this, please email jmg@amechanicalmind.com Be forewarned, there is a bit of a waiting list.
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This is a Mechanical Spider hand assembled from recycled watch parts including gears, watch plates, winding stems, and spring barrels.

Spider No 14 presents a new design for my spider creations. Rather than the body being just soldered together stems and spring barrels, it consists of a chassis-like assembly made with watch plates connected by stems. Onto this chassis are soldered the spring barrels and stems for eyes, the legs, the light bulb and a few gears for added mechanical effect.

Each leg consists of four different watch winding stems that have been cut down to size and soldered at the joint. Each leg has three soldered joints.

After the legs have been soldered individually, they are grouped into sides, and each side is soldered together. The sides are then soldered to the body chassis.

Therefore, the legs themselves take thirty four soldered joints.

The chassis on this particular spider has around twenty solder points, for a total of fifty-four different areas that need to be joined together.

There is no glue or resin to be found in the piece...everything is soldered into place with metal. This is a one of a kind work of art, never to be exactly reproduced.

He measures 45mm wide by 46mm front to back by 20mm tall and comes with a 3" by 4" glass display dome with wood base. He is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

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Sculptures have been featured on NPR: www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/201…
Daily Mail UK: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic…
Colossal: www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/11…
and CNET: news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-5…

Clockwork Spider No 31
created July 20, 2013

Spider No 31 was made with recycled watch parts and an automotive light bulb.

In order to create the legs, forty-eight watch stems must be cut in different sizes to simulate the organic appearance of real spiders’ legs, which vary in size and shape between species. Each of these segments is carefully arranged into a leg and soldered at the joints with lead free, silver bearing solder. Each side of four legs is then soldered together at the base, forming what looks like a claw.

To make the body of the spider, two very small watch plates are soldered together with watch stem posts, forming a sort of chassis for the eyes and bulb to rest in. The eyes are made by layering and soldering together various stems and watch strap springs. A krypton flashlight bulb is very carefully removed from its metal base and soldered to the body chassis by its lead wires. A “cap” of another watch plate forms the top of the spider.

After the body is made, the leg assemblies are carefully arranged and attached by soldering. The legs and body are then manipulated in order to make the spider stand properly. All joints are then resoldered for added stiffness.

Spider No 31 measures 55mm wide by 51mm front to back by 26mm tall.

All creations made by A Mechanical Mind are one of a kind, never to be reproduced exactly. All parts are soldered, never glued. Each sculpture comes with a 3” wide by 4” tall glass display dome with wooden base. Sculptures are not toys and should be handled sparingly, as their parts are tiny and delicate.

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In greek mythology Harmonia is the daughter of Ares (war) and Aphrodite (love).

This one of a kind adjustable ear wrap is made of black artistic wire, opal white swarovski crystals a glass drop shaped bead and Japanese seed beads.

For the right ear.
No piercing required to wear my ear cuffs!

Available in my etsy shop:
[link]
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In Roman mythology, Diana (the name means "heavenly" or "divine") was the goddess of the hunt and moon and birthing.

The necklace and ear cuff is made of nickel free silver plated wire, wonderful moonstones and tiny Japanese seed beads in silver color.
Oxidized and carefully polished to give the set an extra mystical and old feeling.

Though the design of the ear cuff is not symmetrical, you can wear it on both your left or right ear.

The pendant part of the necklace measures 6 cm (about 2 1/2 inches) in length, and comes on a silver plated chain, that i also decorated with moonstones.
The length of the chain is 70 cm (27 1/2 inches), it's not adjustable.

Available in my etsy shop:
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Again something i wanted to try for a long time!
The hardest thing was to find out how to attach the wire wrapped decoration to the base.. at the end i realized that it's much-much more easy than i thought first :)

I've made 3 of this kind now with out of nickel free silver plated wire, labradorites and sterling silver beads.
This one is mine and the other 2 was a custom order: [link]

I'll be able to make more as soon as the materials arrive if any of you is interested (about 3-4 weeks max.).. i'll make steampunk ones too :nod:

DO NOT COPY!

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Steampunk Spider Pin Cushion : [link]
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This necklace already sold, but I wanted to post it because I thought it was cute, and I don't have too many purple things.

Made of pure glass, shaped, grinded, etched, and fused by me in my kiln, and then wrapped with silver-colored wire.

For more of my jewelry, please visit: [link]
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Yay! Second bracelet I made, they are so much fun. This one is a cuff style and is two-toned. The cuff part is a shiny silver, while the setting around the glass is an antiqued silver. The glass is a bright blood-red and transparent fused glass cabochon that I hand-etched with a swirl and butterfly design.

:star: For Sale: [link] :star:
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This will probably be the last teardrop fused glass wrapped pendant for awhile. They were ones I did a long time ago, but didn't get a chance to put them up, yet.

You are viewing a very cute and vibrant glass pendant that is about an inch and a half in size, and is hand-etched with a swirly design on a gorgeous dicrhoic glass background, on a tear-drop shape. It has different colors of blue, green, and teal and are so shiny they sparkle! It also shifts colors depending on the angle that light hits it. The dichroic is capped with clear glass to give it a look of depth, and is carefully wire-wrapped with silver-color, copper filled wire in a weave design, and has a silver jump ring attached to it. The wire should not tarnish as long as it does NOT get wet. So make sure to take this pendant off if you plan to swim or shower!

It was cut, shaped, designed, and fused by me in my kiln. It is made of pure glass, and is very durable. The pendant is placed securely inside of a wire weaved frame, and comes with an adjustable chain that fits most sizes.

SOLD

More fused glass pendants available at: [link]
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Hand-crafted purse made of one uncut piece of uniquely colored genuine leather, sewn together with a leather strap. One inside pocket, lined flap and magnetic closure.

Approx Dimensions:
Width : 8 2/3 inch (22 cm)
Length : 9" (23 cm)
Strap Length: 48 1/2 inch (123 cm)

Weight: 6.7 oz (190 g)

See it on my Etsy shop: [link]
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Hand-crafted tote bag made of various patterned pieces of genuine leather, all in brown-gold tone. Cotton lining, two inside pockets, and zip fastener.

Approx Dimensions:
Width : 11 1/2 inch (30 cm)
Length : 14 1/4 inch (32 cm)
Handles length: 13 3/4 - 24 1/2 inch (64 cm)

Weight: 21 oz (300 g)

See it on my Etsy shop: [link]
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Hand-crafted, painted and pyrographed coktail purse, made of natural, damask-like uniquely-coloured leather, decorated with brass gear wheels. Soft leather interior, brass chain and magnetic closure.

Approx Dimensions:
Width : 7" (18 cm)
Length : 6 1/4 inch - 8 1/2 inch (16-22 cm)
Depth: 1 1/4 inch (3 cm)
Chain length: 11 1/2 inch (29 cm)

Weight: 3.5 oz (100 g)

See it on my Etsy shop: [link]
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Item available to purchase at my Etsy store:
Etsy www.etsy.com/shop/RottenPearl
Also follow me on FB: www.facebook.com/pinkabsinthe.…
Stay tuned for new promo/sales actions =)
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Item available to purchase at my Etsy store:
Etsy www.etsy.com/shop/RottenPearl
Pre-ordering shop: www.rottenpearl.eu
Also follow me on FB: www.facebook.com/pinkabsinthe.…
Stay tuned for new promo/sales actions =)
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Hand made and hand glazed ceramic.

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My works available in Etsy shop - [link]
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Hand made and hand glazed ceramic.

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My works available in Etsy shop - [link]
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Hand made and hand glazed ceramic.

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My works available in Etsy shop - [link]
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It's bracelet is a part of set which I'm making now. Next items soon!


Ailla- bracelet in wire wrapped technique with silver freshwater pearls.
Adjustable.
Hammered, oxidized and polished copper wire for ancient, old looking vintage effect.
100% handmade.
Height of bracelet is about 1,8 cm.
Made by Monika Iskierka.


<www.etsy.com/shop/MeaJewelry>
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Eiric- wire wrapped ring with big white opalescent moonstone, blue flash.
Sterling and fine silver.
Oxidized, hammered and polished for ancient, old looking vintage effect.
Adjustable.
100% handmade.
Made by Monika Iskierka.


<www.etsy.com/shop/MeaJewelry>
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Chaos- wire wrapped necklace with beautiful big labradorite in yellow/gold/green/ colors, opalescent and small Swarovski Crystals, asymmetric.
Copper wire oxidized, hammered and highly polished for ancient, old looking effect with shine.
Gemstone size is about 3,3 x 2,1 cm.
Handmade by Monika Iskierka.

Availabla here:
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My shop:
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Dichroic glass + wire.
Available in my Etsy shop: [link]
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Fused glass, watch parts + wire wrapping.
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Ring made of copper wire and jade bead in the Wrap Wire technique.Copper coated with patina and polished. Copper lacquered to preserve shine polish.

Size: diameter 17.5 mm, central element size 15 mm

on etsy
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Copper wire and agate bead
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Beautiful brooch made of copper wire and grey tourmaline beads
My jewelry are available on Etsy www.etsy.com/shop/wirefoxjewel…
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