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Memory Heart USB Necklace by back2root Memory Heart USB Necklace by back2root
This pendant was made as a present for my mum's birthday.

She loves my mechanical pendants, she also loves hearts and the colour purple so this design seemed a perfect fit.

I hand carved the heart from purple heart wood. I bent an old watch back to fit the shape then using recycled cogs and gears created a small unique movement.

I fitted a 16GB USB drive inside which can simply be pulled out when required. It features a blue activity LED framed by a metal ring that shows through the lid of the key when working.

I have also given the wood a glossy finish leaving it more durable but also silky to the touch.

For those of you who are interested, this a photo of the pendant open [link]

All the watch parts have come from damaged or irreparable wrist watch's that have been hand disassembled and then combined to create a true, miniature work of art.

Obviously this item is not for sale however for other items you can visit my etsy shop [link]

If you like my work, why not follow me on FaceBook at this [link]
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m-farhadi Featured By Owner May 13, 2015

Help me to find Mr. Jasper Schuringa and send him this message that I am intended to buy one of his used underpants at the price of 1000$ and complete my installation art.

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Eriri-tan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shut up and take my money!:ShutUpandTakemyMoney: Sadly it's not for sale XD This is really beautiful~ I can't believe I didn't see this before.. *watches* :iconiloveyouplz:
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ART971 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
bravo
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mondays-dusk-noon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
COOOOOOL....
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fae1029 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
wow, this is amazing. i would love to have this
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knitnick Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
very nice work!
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BlackSheep6 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Your mum is lucky to have a kid like you. :aww:
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ilcieloazurri Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
genial!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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shirabara Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
This is lovely! Way to accessorize!!
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sweetwreck Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
I love it.. I want one!
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DazzlinDave Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Very Cool!
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Popinns Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is the most creative USB key design I've ever seen! Even if it weren't a USB key, it's still brilliant! Wow.
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TinorialPeredhil Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
This is adorable! I so much love your work.
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123ery Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student Photographer
this is very beautiful, as all your pieces are :)
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Tothamon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Very beautiful! The choice of wood was perfect for this!
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ShippD Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
wow amazing piece your mom will love it
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ShineeSerenDipity Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student Writer
This is awesome! Clever and useful! :D
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ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
Such phenomenal and detailed work! Beautiful. She must have loved it. :heart:
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deviantdeath6910 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
That is awesome really great job now i must go and check out the rest of your gallery :D
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1028399 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
LOVE. wait IN LOVE!!
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Spad3sJok3r Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredibly sweet of you to make this for your mother. :meow: Great work on it, it's absolutely stunning :iconilikeitplz: :heart:
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TibuSoleil Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow, this is stunning! :love:
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LinaMoonglow Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
want
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mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool.
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Likejuice Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Nice work, great detail, love when people with passion do this stuff..
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minnichi Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
simply amazing.....LOVE IT
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flisk Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
so awesome. big props to you for creating original pieces.
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FullMetalGuitar412 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
wow.. this is freaking awesome!!
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Queen-In-Wonderland Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is FANTASTIC.
So perfect!
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EternalTeddy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's beautiful!
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Nightcat7 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
wow that is amazing one man's trash is now a womans treasure.
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RAMENmanga-ka Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student Filmographer
THIS LOOKS LIKE A LOT OF WORK. O___O

I wish I knew how to make this stuff....
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xo-iron-burns-xo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
This is really cute and convenient. I would love something like this!
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merimask Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is so cool, and I LOVE that it is functional as well! *wants one*
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GameDragon64 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
That is SO Cool.
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Marwarsgfn Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
my gosh this it very inspiring :D beautiful craftsmanship
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Johnny666666 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:stupidme: Wow...How...can...you...do...t...t...t...t...this? This is masterpiece work...I admire you and I have to say ... I love it !
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GreenTGurl Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
This is absolutely amazing! With the combination of detail and creativity, this masterpiece was born. It is gorgeous! Not only is it pleasing to the eye, but it also has a personal touch by making a USB a part of the necklace. Overall, I give you praise for this work of art! :heart:
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CatherineDay Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
This is really beautiful and thoughtful!
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CalaelAzasar Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
That is awesome!
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HeavyGravity Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
That is awesome. Great work, it's got that Steam Punk look. Very nice.
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Insaneymaney Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's pretty cool :O
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AnthropomorPhillie Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
like the heart symbol. Everyone takes it as the ultimate symbol of "pure, innocent love" when in fact it's modeled after a womans butt. I just love the double meaning in that. With that said I'm more of a spade kind of girl. Still, I would love whoever gave me something this amazing. Your mom is very lucky.
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CicadaYear Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gosh, that's so cool!!!!
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CChisholmPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
this is amazing. i am always losing my flash drive but ALWAYS keep my jewelry with me. i would buy one of these in a heartbeat.
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MyHorseMyHeart Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
This is amazing!! :D
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utriv Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
I like this! Cool!
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BinaryCon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That is fantastic
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elecxra Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nice! Will you ever be making/selling anymore? If so, you've already got a buyer :XD:
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