At work this week I thought it was time to stop procrastinating and get around to destroying all of my old 3.5″ diskettes. I don’t have a clue what’s on them and even if I wanted to know, there is no way I’m going to chase down a computer with a drive.
The conversation in my head went like this:
Regular Me: “Finally getting rid of these old diskettes. Cross that off the to do list!”
Hoarder Me: “No! What are you doing!? Keep these! You’ll find a drive one day.”
Environmentally Conscious Me: “Oh, dear! What a waste of all this plastic and metal. Recycle it!”
Crafty Me: “Hold on, I have an idea.”
Hoarder Me: “Yeah, listen to the craft idea and keep something.”
And these were born!
Most people probably won’t even recognize this metal piece as the center of a disk. I salvaged quite a few of them to see what sort of fun I could have transforming then into something new. The easiest choice was a pair of earrings. I wanted to do a little more with then than just throw the discs on ear wire so I dipped into the bead stash and pulled out a few faceted beads, aluminum discs, and chain. I also could not resist measuring them. From the top of the ear wire to the bottom of the disk they are exactly 3.5″ in length! How perfect!