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Mechanical Memory Pendant 8GB by back2root Mechanical Memory Pendant 8GB by back2root
I present to you my first Mechanical Memory Pendant. This beautiful item is in the same style as my previous USB keys but also doubles as a unique steampunk necklace.

The item has been made from the ground up taking 13 hours to complete. I have used the highest quality 8GB flash memory, housed in a hand carved zebrano chassis with 10 rubies. It features a blue activity LED that shows through the top of the key when working. So it can be worn as a necklace I added an aluminium tube to the key which I have threaded leather thonging through, this clips behind the neck with a matching magnetic clasp. The back of the key is a simple aluminium plate which would be suitable for engraving.

All the watch parts have come from damaged or irreparable pocket watches that have been hand disassembled and then combined to create a true, miniature work of art.

I plan to list this item in the next few weeks on my etsy shop.

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NanaFantasy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
oooo i want one now :)
Ninjapetal Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi I would love to buy one but there are none left in stock. Please could you message me when one becomes available.
stanoriver Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Shralana Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
I looked on your etsy page, and idk if everything you've made has already been sold, or maybe I'm not looking in the right spot, but I'd like to get one of these! I love your USB creations, and I would like to get one of those pendants like this one. Please let me know if you've got any left, or you're planning on making more! :D
rocketdesigner Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
very nice design.
blahj Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very cool
essenceofashes Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I really dislike seeing steampunk all over the place on DA, but this piece is gorgeous... and incredibly unique. Love the idea! :D
fruitinduct Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I want one !!! :D
chromaven Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
TallgirlSmallgirl Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
so awesome!
RS-Kyra Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student Photographer
Just curious, is that around the same price as normal flashdrives? Around fourteen dollars?
ET8000 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Jadeyfish Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ArtWithASmile Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
bengo-matus Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student General Artist
beautiful girl...
snowMermaid Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
following you at etsy...~
crezo Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
dude I have to say your work is awesome!!
sweets8 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Mechanical? So is this a moving one, or are you just refering to the use of cogs? ^^;

Glad to see you'll be listing these in your shop, they are wonderful! I love how you've used the little clasp? on the side :meow: And engraving is a great idea for these, wouldn't that be an awesome gift?! I wonder if you'd be able to do that? Wouldn't be surprised!! :lol:
alechan10 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
It's a pendant that I would tottaly wear! It's so beautiful... Congrats for your work!
And the ideia of this "collection" is very interesting too. This mix of past and future... I don't know how to explain in English what I fell.

Well, congratulations again, beautiful work!
panda209 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is sick!!!!!!
Aseika Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is ingenuis
Amika-Crystacia Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
noo, it's been sold! TT~TT
this is so beautiful! i want one!
sweets8 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
lol, I think the only way you'll get one o' these things is to commission him and then someone else can envy yours when he's posted it up :XD:
Moggykins Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Wow! That is awesome! :'] Totally out does my boring firefly memory stick from Lexar! :]
Would love to have something like this! :]
Bright-Circle Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Amazing! I looked for one of these in your shop to favorite but it wasn't there. Do these run similar in price to the Pebbls?
Kristin-with-an-I Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Student
Spectacular! Not only a lovely crafted piece of steam punk jewelry, but a cleverly hidden flash drive. Lovely, seriously, I adore that it's art with an implication <3
regretsmyl Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you sell these?? i saw your etsy shop but it's not there any usb. :)
back2root Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey there, Yes I do sell them through my etsy, but they tend to sell much faster than I can make them (usually in the first couple of hours!) If your interested I can add you to my mailing list so that I can notify you prior to the items being listed if you like? Just send me your mail in a private message... Thanks again!
regretsmyl Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is very nice idea. wood , technologie and watch movement. one of the best steampunk thing i have ever saw :)
kuramay Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
THIS IS BEAUTIFUL! It's an amazing piece of jewelery, but it's useful at the same time!
It may be small, but it can hold a lot inside! XD
And I am thoroughly amazed by the intricacy of the clockwork. There's actually layers, and it's not just flat. They fit together firmly like a real system instead of plain decorative steam punk jewelery.
back2root Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks Kuramay! I'm delighted that you like my latest work. I've worked hard over the last 18months to devise a technique that's believable, multi-layered & 'ascetically functional'. Your comment is very gratefully received! Thanks again!
GM111010love Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
It is so lovely! How can you imagine this as just regular Mechanical memory?

I would like to have this memory card too!!!
Quingar Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Looks perfectly!!
opal-moon Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is AWESOME!!!!
KethryMoonDragon Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
Wow. You truly are a talented artist! I've looked through your gallery and you've turned out some very amazing pieces. Seems they sell well too because when I followed your store link to price a few little is there. Congrats on your work! I will be checking you store from time to time. Maybe I'll catch something I like listed! ^^
b0xman Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
you've made wearing a usb key ACTUALLY COOl.

congratulations man, that is an achievement worth being proud of.
seafoamblues Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
el-terco Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing :woohooo:
i want it :D
HatakeMaara Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Coolio! Perfect for school! (will now stalk your Esty page)
mojomagmajo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
looks really cool
blackwoolholiday Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
oh. stunning. absolutely stunning. this is REAL steampunk. very nice to see such quality work.
faktoria-f Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
kaoruxhikaru64 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
omg awesome
This-Quiet-Storm Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student General Artist
So cool! I love steam punk style jewelry. I make jewelry too and found a bunch of old broken watches. This deviation has inspired me to make the most of them! :)
WhiteAngelDreams Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student Writer
I love this. :D I keep my USB around my neck, but it doesn't look quite so neat as this. :p
dreaminshades Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
your work makes me happy :)
SP-Raven Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
o this is sooo cool! i want one!
Voca-NigaitoShion Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Very impressive work.
aliasUMBRELLA Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
gorgeous and conceptually sound. The design flows into function. That is why this is so great.
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