amechanicalmind

Watch Parts Jewelry & Art by Justin Gershenson Gates

Chicago, Illinois · 1585 Sales

amechanicalmind

Watch Parts Jewelry & Art by Justin Gershenson Gates

Chicago, Illinois 1585 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(284)

Announcement   Greetings! I have been very busy lately with custom orders, so shop updates have been very slow. If you would like me to make something especially for you, please contact me through Etsy's messaging system!

Our sculptures have been featured on NPR:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2013/02/11/171734095/what-is-it-about-emily

Daily Mail UK: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2246575/Justin-Gershenson-Gates-turns-creepy-crawlies-works-art-using-old-watches-bulbs.html

Colossal: http://thisiscolossal.com/?s=gershenson-gates

Cnet: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57552779-1/artist-creates-stunning-insects-from-old-watch-parts/

The Verge:
http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/21/5634770/gershenson-gates-steampunk-insects-clockwork-sculptures

Visit our website http://www.amechanicalmind.com for news, special features, and promotions!

Become a Facebook fan at http://www.facebook.com/amechanicalmind for sneak peeks at the newest items and for special deals!

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 8, 2016

Greetings! I have been very busy lately with custom orders, so shop updates have been very slow. If you would like me to make something especially for you, please contact me through Etsy's messaging system!

Our sculptures have been featured on NPR:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2013/02/11/171734095/what-is-it-about-emily

Daily Mail UK: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2246575/Justin-Gershenson-Gates-turns-creepy-crawlies-works-art-using-old-watches-bulbs.html

Colossal: http://thisiscolossal.com/?s=gershenson-gates

Cnet: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57552779-1/artist-creates-stunning-insects-from-old-watch-parts/

The Verge:
http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/21/5634770/gershenson-gates-steampunk-insects-clockwork-sculptures

Visit our website http://www.amechanicalmind.com for news, special features, and promotions!

Become a Facebook fan at http://www.facebook.com/amechanicalmind for sneak peeks at the newest items and for special deals!

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(284)
CHB1

CHB1 on Oct 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Oh my gosh...Justin did a beautiful job on this commission. I love this creature! Very realistic and very artistic. So glad I stumbled upon his portfolio.

Katlyne Heath

Katlyne Heath on Oct 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Justin made the process of buying my necklace REALLY easy. I requested a custom order for a heart-shaped pendant, because he had sold out. In response, he created THREE new pendants for me to choose from. I bought the necklace as a gift for a friend. The pendant is lovely, delicate (but not flimsy), and intricate--all the more so for its small size. It makes for a necklace of good quality that I'm sure my friend will have for a very long time! Great purchase; no regrets.

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About

Ethereal Beauty in Mechanical Parts

I am Justin Gershenson-Gates, the thinker and assembler behind A Mechanical Mind. The grandson of a railroad man, the son of a gearhead, my life has been filled with all things mechanical. As a child, I would take my toys apart in order to see how they worked, but was never able to put them back together again. Now, I take dead old watches from the top drawers of the world, and rearrange their bits and widgets into whimsical designs.

My aim is to show the beauty of the mechanical world, a place generally hidden from the public behind metal and glass. My pieces display the more delicate and ephemeral side of gears, rather than the cold, hard factory feel they normally portray. Please contact me at jmg [!at] amechanicalmind.com or jmg.amechanicalmind [!at] gmail.com with any questions you may have.

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  • Justin Gershenson-Gates

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    I am Justin Gershenson-Gates, the thinker and assembler behind A Mechanical Mind. The grandson of a railroad man, the son of a gearhead, my life has been filled with all things mechanical.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 27, 2016
Hello and welcome to A Mechanical Mind!

Here you can find whimsical recycled jewelry to wear while riding your bike down the longest hill in town.

Designed by a mind whose gears never cease grinding away (especially at night, right before bedtime) these tiny treasures hopefully inspire ooohs, ahhhs, and a bit of the old neatos!

Every gear and part on these pieces is hand picked, placed, and soldered together. These are not just old watches hot glued to a chain. These are truly unique and every single one has its own life, personality and original story within the "towns of the world."

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Domestic (within the US) Shipping is through USPS priority mail with delivery confirmation, insured to the amount of your purchase. We ship within 1 business day of receiving your order. If we are unable to ship within 1 business day, that information will be provided on our main page under the banner of our shop.

International packages are shipped using USPS priority (generally 6-10 business days) insured. 6-10 days is average, although in some cases due to customs inspections, delivery can be delayed by as much as several weeks. Tracking information is not available with this basic shipping option. The number that is provided is a customs identifier number, not a tracking number. We understand international shipping is expensive, so please contact us if you would prefer a non-trackable, uninsured shipping method (not the safest method, and may result in lost packages). IF YOU ARE AN INTERNATIONAL BUYER, PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL CUSTOMS (DUITES) FEES IMPOSED BY YOUR IMPORTING COUNTRY . *****ALL INTERNATIONAL BUYERS MUST PROVIDE A TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR CUSTOMS.*****

We cannot wait for you to have your items in hand, so purchases will ship the next day in most cases. In some cases, we ship same day.
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All items are sold as is.

That being said, if there is something defective with the item upon receipt, please contact us and we will make things right.
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