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Steampunk Scarab by Phoenix-Cry Steampunk Scarab by Phoenix-Cry
It's a pin made from Japanese Beetle, watch parts, and sculpty! This was a lot of fun to do. So I did another that is a little sillier:


So I went on Ebay and discovered that the antique scarab beetle pin (purchased for 5$) that I cut the pin off of go for hundreds of dollars... oops. I seem to have mutliated a pricy antique in the name of 'art'.


Holey insanity! I didn't think this little bug would get so popular so fast! :hug: to all who have faved and/or commented.

I've got more wings and parts (no more head, I'll have to think of something else) so I think I'll make some more and try and perfect him.
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FantasyRayn Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That's interesting. Where did you get the watch gears from?
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
I get most my gears off eBay
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FantasyRayn Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
cool
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RavenFeathers99 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Photographer
Are you selling these? I would absolutely love to buy one of these guys :D
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Thanks!!

This one sold for 150$ (since it had an antique in it). I have one more scarab head I can make into a pin for 100$ (these are rare bugs) or I can make one with just the wings and a molded head for 35$.
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kittleson013006 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
I added your art work into my artwork in memory of my late friend.[link] :)
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
lovely
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Colecanth Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
So cool!
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Thanks!
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thegirlwithoutstars Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
beautiful! I love it
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Thanks
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ToRmEnTtHeFaLlEn Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i am amazed love all the details
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Thank you!
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ToRmEnTtHeFaLlEn Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
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toksiqismen Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist
awww.
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
:hug:
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:iconlillyofthebirds:
lillyofthebirds Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
WANT!
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Heehee. I actually sold this.
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lillyofthebirds Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
I know.... -sadness-

A lot of your stuff is so cool! But I can't have a paypal, so I can't bye it even if it was for sale. )=

but really, your stuff is really cool! Especially the dragons and spoons.
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
:hug:
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j-alex-darr Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
hello, this is a courtesy message, to let you know that I've featured your work here I hope you don't mind :) Thank you and Happy New year.
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Sweet!!!!!
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j-alex-darr Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
*high five*
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
heeee
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princetheripper33 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so there are parts of a real beetle in there? lol ^^
i think it´s really cool !
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
yup! the wings and the head are real!
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princetheripper33 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
isn´t it very breakable then?
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
No, the wings are amazingly strong! I tested one and they are like hard plastic, they bend, but they don't break until you put an impressive amount of force on them.
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princetheripper33 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, cool ^^
from what is the body actually? i mean the thing where you attached the metal-watch-pieces-however-to-call-them ? XD
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
That's black sculpty clay
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Aruru-Linn Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Very nice! And very well-made, too. :aww:
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Thanks!
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Aruru-Linn Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Your welcome!
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SkyTeArs Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
WOw MUST HAVE TAKEN FOREVER TO MAKE :)
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Yes!
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SkyTeArs Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
well good frigin job :D
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RoxyClark Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Gorgeous! So tiny delicate and shiny!
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Thanks!
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MurlocAggroB-MadMAb Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
that's cool
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Thanks!
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MurlocAggroB-MadMAb Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
no problem, it's really cool looking
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callieway Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
do you do commissions i would like one of these
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Actually I do. Please note me and we can talk details.
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AJHalliwell Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this looks AWESOME! :D I want one! I'd be interested to see what the antique original looked like.
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
It was just the head on a pin. :hug:
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Caitlin1989 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous!!
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Thanks!
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yourcharmedlife Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
wow this frickin rocks!!
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Thanks! I just found three more scarabs so I'll be able to make more!
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R0-S3 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
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There are no words for how awesome this is.
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