Take and Return: A 100 enamelled discs

100 discs of different colours and textures, did your eyes fall upon one and a little spark went off inside?

If you are one of the 100 who got a disc and is now responding to the request, Thank You

Tell me what you think about the disc, have you a plan for it?  This is part of my research paper and I am intrigued to find out what drew you to the disc and the intentions you have for it.

Many Thanks for taking the time to visit the blogg 🙂 Mandy 🙂

Published by floodlitfinds

An emerging crafter of body adornment based in New Zealand with origins in England. Addicted to the decay and abandonment of the ordinary within daily life.

20 thoughts on “Take and Return: A 100 enamelled discs

  1. I didn’t get a disc, but they do look amazing both individually and on mass. I love the top trilogy colourway. Well done

  2. I got a beautiful Blue Disc, it stuck for me as I love the colour blue. I have a plan for it and I am going to make it into an earring, I have put it on my sleeper earring and im wearing it. What awesome idea! 🙂 Good luck with you research.

  3. The disc I was drawn to reminds me of an orange galaxy. I wonder where you got all the 1c coins from. Will probably put this is my jewelery box.

  4. Hi Mandy.
    I grabbed one of the little disks today while on a coffee run, and it definitely caught my eye…
    There were plenty of pretty little disks, but I chose a little mint coloured one because I quite liked the colour.
    I’m not too sure what I think about the disks, but I do think its cleaver that you used 10c coins! Not too sure what I’ld do with it just yet – but it’ll probably end up on my ”wall of inspiration” I have at home.
    Cute little knick-knack 🙂

  5. When I saw your disks I saw an opportunity for me and my kids to think about something in a way your not ever asked to. I like that about your idea. I took 3. I hope that’s OK. I was at the cafe with my children’s Mum and thought I would take 3- 1 for me and 1 for each of them and see what they thought.

    I’m going to keep mine with some other similar sized random things I have, some for no reason in particular, others significant because of where they are from. My magpie collection. There are some other coins in there but none so well disguised. I like that they’re made of money but are not at all what money is about.

    My son Wil is 8. His disk is uneven white. It reminds him of Paua shell, the ocean, and he really loves them. He thinks he’ll make a necklace with the disk.

    My daughter Hart is 6. She choose the red-orange disk. Hart said it made her think of red hearts, and love. She Like Wil’s idea and is going to make a necklace too. Hart says “Thanks for the disks. I really like mine.”

    Hope your research goes well and you find out whatever it is.

    Thanks for the disks.


  6. My disc has a fairly clear glaze and is speckled in red.
    I liked the idea of your project so I took one..this disc is obviously a coin with the Queen’s head on the reverse…when I was a kid I belonged to Boys Brigade, we wore uniforms with brass and copper buttons, belts and bits that we had to polish…the buttons were made from old coins like this…so I suppose there was a subconscious nostalgic connection when I took it.
    It will go in my box of bits…stuff that I have..my collection of things.
    Thanks and congrats on a nice project.

  7. Hi Many
    What a nice surprise to find out this is your project. Yay!
    I was really drawn to the coloured discs but for some reason took one with a clear enamal. It was only when I got it back to studio I noticed it was an old 1c coin. Choice! I used to buy 2 jersey caramels for 1 cent.
    I have the disc on my studio desk. I hold it when I’m thinking. The tip of my thumb fits just perfectly in the curve and so that’s how I hold it.
    Now that I know you made it my feeling towards it has changed. It feels special now.

  8. Hey Mandy,

    besides buying some nice lunch I was peripherally struck by your piece of art. I am from Europe and I love art, not all art out there, but yours is one of those many pieces of art I liked in my life so far. I did not hesitate to collect one of the enameled (don’t really know what that word means, will look it up in a second, preventing bias) discs. I chose a disc with a white background and a “spritzer” of lime green that caught my eye right away, reminding me of the good/fresh/energetic feeling during summer, and as winter is coming I thought that’s what I need to bring me through dark times 🙂
    What I will do: I will probably make the whole bigger and attach it to a piece of clothing carrying summer around the whole year 🙂
    Cheers for the refreshment.

  9. Hey there Mandy, I picked up the last disc!… its was a beautiful translucent
    blue… I had great plans for my disc … but it seems to have disappeared I’m sure one fine day it will find its way back to me. I’ll be sure to let you know what has happened to it once rediscovered:)

  10. Hey, I picked up a red disc, they looked amazing on the stand, i was unsure if they were for sale or free, but i took one anyways. I didn’t know what i was going to do with it, but for the last few weeks it’s stayed in my pocket (even through the washing machine). Im forever checking my pocket to see if its still there or whether I’ve lost it yet, so it’s always in the back of my mind.

  11. Hi there,
    It was a difficult decision (I think my coffee got cold), but in the end I chose one of the apricot-coloured discs. I found myself drawn towards one that was crossed with blurred dark patches and flecks of copper, as it there was something perfect in its imperfection. I strung it on an angular, metallic paperclip and it is hanging around my neck on a silver ball chain.
    Good luck for the rest of your work

    1. Thanks for the reply
      I am loving the way I keep getting replies and in doing so it makes me go back and relook at the whole thing. Revisting is always good as every time something different shows itself.

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