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Watch Parts Beetle No 3 (II) by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Beetle No 3 (II) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 99 3 Watch Parts Beetle No 3 (I) by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Beetle No 3 (I) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 165 1 Watch Parts Beetle No 2 (II) by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Beetle No 2 (II) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 125 2 Watch Parts Beetle No 2 (I) by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Beetle No 2 (I) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 293 13 Watch Parts Bird Necklaces by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Bird Necklaces :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 100 2 Watch Parts Beetle No 1 (III) by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Beetle No 1 (III) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 136 3 Watch Parts Beetle No 1 (II) by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Beetle No 1 (II) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 112 4 Watch Parts Beetle No 1 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Beetle No 1 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 174 17 Watch Parts Wasp No 5 (scale) by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Wasp No 5 (scale) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 146 9 Watch Parts Praying Mantis No 44 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Praying Mantis No 44 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 130 4 Watch Parts Praying Mantis No 45 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Praying Mantis No 45 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 160 13 Watch Parts Wasp No 5 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Wasp No 5 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 227 18 Watch Parts Bee No 1 (Scale) by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Bee No 1 (Scale) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 140 7 Watch Parts Bee No 1 (II) by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Bee No 1 (II) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 110 0 Watch Parts Bee No 1 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Bee No 1 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 109 10 A Lot of Legs (Watch Parts Spiders) by AMechanicalMind A Lot of Legs (Watch Parts Spiders) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 204 32
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Watch Parts Beetle No 3 (II)
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Description
Created 8.1.2018

This beetle was completely from recycled watch parts and fastened together with lead-free, silver bearing solder.

The head is made from a couple cut, sanded and shaped black watch dials (faces) with brass watch pins for eyes and a cut and bent gear for pincers.

Her exoskeleton is an antique watch dial that has been domed and cut with a jeweler's saw into wing shapes.

Her abdomen features many different watch plates, gears, bears assemblies, and balance wheels, while her wings are a cut and sanded watch dial.

Her legs are made from many different cut watch winding stems.

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.

Her dimension are 62mm wide, 26mm front to back, 27mm tall. She is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

For the rest of the story, please visit our store at: www.etsy.com/shop/amechanicalm…

Become a Facebook fan of a Mechanical Mind to receive special discounts and view upcoming items: www.facebook.com/amechanicalmi…

For special features, web only discounts, news, and event information, visit our website at www.amechanicalmind.com
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Watch Parts Beetle No 3 (I)
buy:  www.etsy.com/listing/619314542…

Description
Created 8.1.2018

This beetle was completely from recycled watch parts and fastened together with lead-free, silver bearing solder.

The head is made from a couple cut, sanded and shaped black watch dials (faces) with brass watch pins for eyes and a cut and bent gear for pincers.

Her exoskeleton is an antique watch dial that has been domed and cut with a jeweler's saw into wing shapes.

Her abdomen features many different watch plates, gears, bears assemblies, and balance wheels, while her wings are a cut and sanded watch dial.

Her legs are made from many different cut watch winding stems.

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.

Her dimension are 62mm wide, 26mm front to back, 27mm tall. She is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

For the rest of the story, please visit our store at: www.etsy.com/shop/amechanicalm…

Become a Facebook fan of a Mechanical Mind to receive special discounts and view upcoming items: www.facebook.com/amechanicalmi…

For special features, web only discounts, news, and event information, visit our website at www.amechanicalmind.com
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Watch Parts Beetle No 2 (II)
Description
Created 7.31.2018

This beetle was completely from recycled watch parts and fastened together with lead-free, silver bearing solder.

The head is made from a couple cut, sanded and shaped black watch dials (faces) with brass watch pins for eyes and a cut and bent gear for pincers.

Her exoskeleton is an antique watch dial that has been domed and cut with a jeweler's saw into wing shapes.

Her abdomen features many different watch plates, gears, bears assemblies, and balance wheels, while her wings are a cut and sanded watch dial.

Her legs are made from many different cut watch winding stems.

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.

Her dimension are 62mm wide, 26mm front to back, 27mm tall. She is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

For the rest of the story, please visit our store at: www.etsy.com/shop/amechanicalm…

Become a Facebook fan of a Mechanical Mind to receive special discounts and view upcoming items: www.facebook.com/amechanicalmi…

For special features, web only discounts, news, and event information, visit our website at www.amechanicalmind.com

*****ALL INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: I WILL SHIP INTERNATIONALLY, BUT YOU MUST CONTACT ME FIRST. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING IS EXPENSIVE, AND YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO PAY CUSTOMS (DUTIES) FEES AT THE POINT OF ARRIVAL IN ADDITION TO SHIPPING CHARGES*****
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Watch Parts Beetle No 2 (I)
Description
Created 7.31.2018

This beetle was completely from recycled watch parts and fastened together with lead-free, silver bearing solder.

The head is made from a couple cut, sanded and shaped black watch dials (faces) with brass watch pins for eyes and a cut and bent gear for pincers.

Her exoskeleton is an antique watch dial that has been domed and cut with a jeweler's saw into wing shapes.

Her abdomen features many different watch plates, gears, bears assemblies, and balance wheels, while her wings are a cut and sanded watch dial.

Her legs are made from many different cut watch winding stems.

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.

Her dimension are 62mm wide, 26mm front to back, 27mm tall. She is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

For the rest of the story, please visit our store at: www.etsy.com/shop/amechanicalm…

Become a Facebook fan of a Mechanical Mind to receive special discounts and view upcoming items: www.facebook.com/amechanicalmi…

For special features, web only discounts, news, and event information, visit our website at www.amechanicalmind.com

*****ALL INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: I WILL SHIP INTERNATIONALLY, BUT YOU MUST CONTACT ME FIRST. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING IS EXPENSIVE, AND YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO PAY CUSTOMS (DUTIES) FEES AT THE POINT OF ARRIVAL IN ADDITION TO SHIPPING CHARGES*****
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Watch Parts Bird Necklaces
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These bird necklaces are made with recycled watch parts called balance cocks. Their torsos are made from rare engraved balance bridges made in the 1880's while their wings are from other slightly later watched.  Their legs are tiny watch parts that hold gears onto the main watch plates. They are soldered together (never glued) using lead free silver bearing solder. They are one of a kind and unique in the world...there will never be others exactly alike.

They are roughly 23mm wide by 16mm tall and come on premium 18" silver chains with links measuring 1.5mm and connected by ring clasps.

For the rest of the story please visit our store at: www.etsy.com/shop/amechanicalm…

Become a Facebook fan of a Mechanical Mind to receive special discounts and view upcoming items: www.facebook.com/amechanicalmi…

For updates and the newest pieces, please visit:  www.amechanicalmind.com
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Justin Gershenson-Gates
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
Chicago, IL I am Justin Gershenson-Gates, the thinker and assembler behind A Mechanical Mind. The grandson of a railroad man, the son of a gearhead, my life has been filled with all things mechanical. As a child, I would take my toys apart in order to see how they worked, but was never able to put them back together again. Now, I take dead old watches from the top drawers of the world, and rearrange their bits and widgets into whimsical designs.

My aim is to show the beauty of the mechanical world, a place generally hidden from the public behind metal and glass. My pieces display the more delicate and ephemeral side of gears, rather than the cold, hard factory feel they normally portray. Please contact me at jmg@amechanicalmind.com or jmg.amechanicalmind@gmail.com with any questions you may have.

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Website: www.amechanicalmind.com

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HLLindsay Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Great gallery! I really like those somewhat humanoid watch part creatures. They have so much personality. Have you ever considered doing some plant life? The genuses Nepenthes, Cephalotus, and Dionaea might be interesting to try. Have a great day!
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Galaxianista Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have you considered entering one of your creations in dA's Unconventional Art contest? With the beauty of your sculptures combined with the stories behind them, I think you would do very well!! ^^
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VinnyMartello Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always had a love for "recycled art" as I call i it. It's fun to take leftovers and breathe new life into it. And yours is definitely at the top of the heap as far as being a junk man goes. I love your work.
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MADMEL74 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  New Deviant
Your gallery just blew me away! You have such an eye for detail. I love your insects and spiders most, out of all your designs, but also your jewellery is exquisite .
In my youth i would regularly infuriate my Dad by dismantling is electronic equipment to make jewellery from circuit boards and other parts, so i can totally relate to your inquisitive mind, but i certainly don't have even 1% of your exceptional talent.
I bet your workshop is where all watches wish to go when they die, to be reincarnated into such beautiful, intricate creations. Your gallery has made my day!
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for that, Mel.  I really appreciate how very thoughtful and kind your words are, and it certainly makes my day.  Like you, I'd take things apart as a kid, but then couldn't get them back together again (like my great great grandfather's watch...oops!).  I always found the insides to be the coolest part of anything, so my art is just that...insides out.

You've made MY day!  Thank you again so very much!
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Richbadger53121 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
It’d be really cool If you did stop motion animations with these
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UgandanKnucklesWay Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  New Deviant
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AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there! :la:

Nice art :wow:  If you're ever looking to share your work with other people, live, you should check out #ThumbHub on dAmn (Did you know we had a chat system!? A lot of people don't :( ) We get a lot of great artists popping in to share their work and it varies from Traditional art, to photography, to poetry :) Also a great place to gain more exposure for your art AND to make some new friends xx


Hope to see you there some time :heart:

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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much.  I did not know about this feature, so thanks so much for the heads up!
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MontyMouse Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such cool stuff on here, you are amazing! 😊 So talented, well done.
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