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Recycled Gear Animals

These Intricate Wildlife Sculptures are Made from Old Watch Parts

— September 30, 2015 — Fashion
Talented artist Sue Beatrice repurposes old watch parts by transforming them into intricate miniature animal sculptures. The designs are 100% recycled and offer a new way to reuse watch parts that would otherwise be thrown out.

Beatrice works timelessly to pull out the miniature gears and parts of old watches in order to collect a variety of sizes and shaped pieces to use for her sculptures of various animals and everyday objects. The pieces feature items such as cats, violins, mice, sea horses and even dragons with moving parts. The sculptures are part of a series entitled All Natural Arts that captures the beauty of making art from recycled and repurposed materials by turning something unusable into a sculpture.
Trend Themes
1. Upcycled Sculptures - There is an opportunity for artists and businesses to explore creating artwork by repurposing discarded materials into eye-catching designs.
2. Sustainable Art - Sustainability is not only a responsible practice but can also be a creative pursuit, opening doors for artists and companies to create eco-friendly products and promote a greener approach.
3. Mechanical Animals - Mechanical art made from upcycled materials, such as recycled watch parts, creates an opportunity to showcase unique, eye-catching designs that appeal to both art enthusiasts and consumers looking for eco-friendly decor.
Industry Implications
1. Eco-friendly Home Decor - Manufacturers can create a new product line of eco-friendly home decor to cater to consumers who demand sustainable, artisanal decor pieces, such as upcycled sculptures, made from recycled materials.
2. Sustainable Fashion Accessories - Fashion designers can create a trendy line of eco-friendly accessories, incorporating upcycling techniques, such as using recycled watch parts, into their design for an added vintage or industrial flair.
3. Waste Management - The companies in the waste management industry can explore the possibility of breaking down materials such as old watches and other electronic devices into parts that can be repurposed, thus saving space in landfills and proving to be a more eco-friendly solution.
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