It’s been a while since I wrote about recycling floppy disks. In that article (Recycling Floppy Disks Shouldn’t Be Annoying), I mentioned that the first and the best way is to just reformat and reuse them. Floppy disks can last a long time and can be formatted hundreds of times. But I also mentioned someone, in that article, who had purchased some from CCSS Inc for recycling them into a useable alternative. And although most of the purchasers of floppy disks are really interested in using them in their older computers or camera’s – she purchased them purely to make into unique art.
Today I’d like to introduce her art to my readers and show you exactly what she’s making out of those old floppy disks. It’s her innovative and “think out of the box” (yet still geeky) methods and techniques that take these ordinary, and often times discarded items and make them extra-ordinary.
Natasha Dzurny aka TechnoChic is one of the actual people who sell items made from floppy disks (and other old technology items) on the Esty web network. Esty is specifically designed around homemade, custom crafted items giving the artisans a place to showcase and sell their wares. She is a real person with a small business that actually makes useful art by recycling old floppy disks. Not only that, but these pieces of art can be used by anyone and also serve a useful purpose. Who could argue with that? I sure can’t.
Here are pictures of some of her work:
If you would like to check out her products you can here: Natasha’s Esty Site
**Natasha is a customer of CCSS Inc., I was not paid or reimbursed in any way for this write-up about her Esty site. All opinions contained in this piece are my 100% my own.