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Panasonic
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DMC-TZ5
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Jul 17, 2012, 3:31:11 PM
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Mechanical Butterfly by AMechanicalMind Mechanical Butterfly by AMechanicalMind
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This is a completely one of a kind handmade mechanical Butterfly made from the recycled parts of old watches.

His body is made out of a watch winding stem and balance staff.

His wings are made from antique watch faces that have been cut, sanded, and curved into wing shapes. The upper wings are from a green tinted watch, the lower from a copper dial.

His head is part of a watch plate with eyes made out of windin stem knobs soldered on. His antennae are watch hands. His tongue is a watch spring.

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

He rests on a flower made from many copper colored watch dials which have been soldered onto a spring barrel.

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.

Dimensions: 25mm wide 35mm front to back 28mm tall He comes with a 3\" by 4\" glass dome with walnut base for display. He is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

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DreamingBudgie Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amongst all the scary looking bugs there is a butterfly. Nice!
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Erozja Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Hi! :wave:

Your :iconawesome-plz: work has been FEATURED IN MY JOURNAL here: [link] :iconmyheartplz:

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liger2012 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
tu arte me encanta necesito obtener esta pieza( por favor vendamela )
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L3xil3in Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
:bulletpink::bulletwhite::bulletyellow:Congrats:bulletyellow::bulletwhite::bulletpink:
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DarkFireRaven Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is so delicate and pretty! :D
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Steambigbear Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Thats cool.
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DefectiveScissors Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
owo This is gorgeous.
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Laughing-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Great piece! The insects are amazing!
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm having a blast with them at the moment.
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