Here I am again. I'm trying to get back into the swing of blogging. The beginning of a year is always challenging for me, filled with activity. I hope you're having a better time of it than I am.
Anyway, this seems like a good time to mention my floppy disk jewelry. About a year ago, a coworker gave me a pile of old floppy disks and asked me to destroy them. I asked her if I could have the hubs for making jewelry, and she said yes. For a year now, I have been cleaning, painting, hammering and gluing stuff onto floppy disks, but it wasn't until a month or so ago that I had anything to show for it. Here's where I am right now:
This has been a tough project. I didn't realize when I began it that floppy disk hubs are made with industrial-grade stainless steel. They are not intended for exposure to the elements, so they have to be painted or sealed in some manner to keep them from rusting. I chose to paint them with an acrylic-based paint.
This necklace is made of floppy disk hubs, black aluminum chain and Swarovski crystals.
As I mentioned, I have other plans for the floppies as well. This is an ongoing obsession. So expect to see more of this stuff.
Have a great weekend!