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Watch Parts and DVD Wing Butterfly No 9
Completed October 26, 2020

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's that have been hand cut with a jeweler's saw, then etched with vein designs into the wings.

The 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.

The 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 his 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 70mm wide, 65mm front to back, 75mm tall (including base). 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 Butterfly No 9 Clockwork Mechanical Insect with DVD wings

$200.00Price
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