Thursday, March 7, 2013

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!

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