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Watch Parts, DVD Winged Butterfly No 5
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By AMechanicalMind   |   Watch
Published: February 22, 2019…

Watch Parts and DVD Wing Butterfly No 5
Completed March 22, 2019


This is a one of a kind, handmade clockwork butterfly made from the recycled parts of old watches, as well as wings from cut and etched dvd's.


Her wings are made from disused DVD'sthat have been hand cut with a jeweler's saw, then etched with vein designs into the wings.


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


Her body is a couple of watch plates and balance wheels soldered to a strap string at the thorax, around which has been bent a cut watch dial. 


Her head is a cut, sanded and shaped watch dial to which is soldered two identical winding stem knobs for eyes, and a cut and spiraled watch dial for her proboscis.


She alights on a brass rod that has been curved and soldered and that acts as a stand.


This is a one of a kind work of art, never to be exactly reproduced.


Her dimension are 65mm wide at the base, 65mm front to back at base, and 117mm tall. She is very fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.


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Image size
3088x3088px 570.42 KB
Shutter Speed
1/125 second
Focal Length
11 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Feb 22, 2019, 4:22:51 AM
Adobe Photoshop Elements 17.0 (Windows)
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isischneider's avatar
isischneider Photographer
wow!! cool work :clap:
Honor-ra's avatar
She is beautiful.  
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FractaldragonProfessional Artisan Crafter
She is quite lovely!
JovieGDN-001's avatar
Nice love it 👍👍
Cifosi2500's avatar
It looks amazing! How did you make the wings?
With glass?
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