A Mechanical Mind

©2018 by Justin Gershenson-Gates.

Beetle No 7
Completed July 23, 2019


This beetle was completely from recycled watch parts and fastened together with lead-free, silver bearing solder.  The wings are etched recycled DVD's.

 

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 etched recycled DVDs.

 

Her legs are made from many different cut watch strap springs and 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.

 

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Watch Parts Beetle No 7 Mechanical Insect Etched DVD Wings Christmas Gift

SKU: beetle007
$240.00Price
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