A Chicago-based jeweler who has always been attracted to mechanical things since his childhood has created an incredible series of miniature mechanical insects from discarded watch parts and light bulbs.
JM Gershenson-Gates use to disassemble his toys when he was a kid very rarely putting them back together appropriately. His childhood passion has been his inspiration for creating amazing jewelry from dismantled parts of discarded watches which he collects from all over the world.
This beautiful series of Mechanical Arthropods and Insects made from recycled watch parts and dead automotive light bulbs has been crafted with precise detailing. Every piece is created with lots of hard work taking several hours as each masterpiece has to be completed in a single sitting to avoid any breaking.
Some pieces such as the scorpions which require assembling and soldering of watch springs, stems, gears and straps together can take up to a single seating of 12 hours.