amechanicalmind's Shop Announcement

The Etsy shop will be closed for Andersonville City Made Fest in Chicago this weekend, Sept 12-13. We will return on Monday, Sept 14. Come out and see us if you are in the Chicago area:

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amechanicalmind's Shop Policies


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."


We prefer paypal but happily accept money orders.

If you are paying by money order, please contact us immediately after purchase. If we do not hear from you (or you do not respond to our emails) within 24 hours, the transaction will be cancelled. Payment must be received with five (5) business days.

Please contact us with any special requests or questions! We do not bite!


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) without insurance. 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. Please contact us regarding a trackable and insurable method if you do not want to take this risk. If you are an international buyer, please note that you are responsible for all customs fees. *****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.

Refunds and Exchanges

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.

Additional Policies and FAQs

Any questions or comments at all, please, please let us know!

Last Updated May 14, 2014