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Watch Parts Bird Necklaces by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Bird Necklaces :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 80 2 Watch Parts Beetle No 1 (III) by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Beetle No 1 (III) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 119 2 Watch Parts Beetle No 1 (II) by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Beetle No 1 (II) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 93 3 Watch Parts Beetle No 1 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Beetle No 1 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 145 12 Watch Parts Wasp No 5 (scale) by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Wasp No 5 (scale) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 128 9 Watch Parts Praying Mantis No 44 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Praying Mantis No 44 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 114 3 Watch Parts Praying Mantis No 45 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Praying Mantis No 45 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 152 13 Watch Parts Wasp No 5 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Wasp No 5 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 213 18 Watch Parts Bee No 1 (Scale) by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Bee No 1 (Scale) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 135 7 Watch Parts Bee No 1 (II) by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Bee No 1 (II) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 100 0 Watch Parts Bee No 1 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Bee No 1 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 100 10 A Lot of Legs (Watch Parts Spiders) by AMechanicalMind A Lot of Legs (Watch Parts Spiders) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 189 32 Watch Parts Spider No 94 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Spider No 94 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 373 13 Watch Parts Dragonfly Evolution 2012-2018 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Dragonfly Evolution 2012-2018 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 68 3 Watch Parts Mantis Evolution 2012-2018 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Mantis Evolution 2012-2018 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 71 1 Watch Parts Spider Evolution 2012-2018 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Spider Evolution 2012-2018 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 118 7
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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.

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Watch Parts Beetle No 1 (III)
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Beetle No 1
Created 7.19.2018

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 brass watch gears.

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.

His dimension are 50mm wide, 25mm front to back, 17mm tall. He is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

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Watch Parts Beetle No 1 (II)
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Description
Beetle No 1
Created 7.19.2018

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 brass watch gears.

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.

His dimension are 50mm wide, 25mm front to back, 17mm tall. He 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…

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Watch Parts Beetle No 1
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Description
Beetle No 1
Created 7.19.2018

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 brass watch gears.

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.

His dimension are 50mm wide, 25mm front to back, 17mm tall. He 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…

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Watch Parts Wasp No 5 (scale)
See also:  Watch Parts Wasp No 5 by AMechanicalMind

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Wasp no 5
created July 18, 2018

Wasp No 5 was made with recycled watch parts and an automotive light bulb.

In order to create the legs, eighteen watch stems must be cut in different sizes to simulate the organic appearance of real arthropod 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.

To make the body of Wasp, two watch plates are domed and soldered together with watch strap springs, forming a sort of chassis for the head, bulb, wings, and legs to rest in. Different gears, balance wheels and plates provide structural stability and embellishment. The wings are cut and sanded watch faces, attached to the body by watch strap springs and stems. The head is made by cutting, sanding and shaping a watch dial, to which eyes made from brass winding crowns are soldered. A clear automotive light bulb is very carefully removed from its metal base and soldered to the body chassis by its lead wires.

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

Wasp No 5 measures 39mm wide by 49mm front to back by 20mm 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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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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VinnyMartello Featured By Owner 1 day ago  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 2 days ago  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 1 day ago  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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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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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much for taking some time out and looking!
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MontyMouse Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, so creative, I look forward to seeing more. 😊
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