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My polymer clay disc chic jewellery were featured in magazines, books and websites. Their design, colour, recycled materials, diversity of compositions, patterns, and fashionable look made them quite popular. The DiscChic tutorial became best seller soon after published, 2 years ago. The jewellery were created with recycled computer parts. I really found them by accident, a friend showed me some metal pieces taken apart, he wanted to throw them away for recycling, i immediately told him i will make sure they will be recycled in the most respectable way!! in my polymer clay studio! :)

After collecting them, i decided to start making jewelry out of them. Their “bezel-like” characteristics made them perfect for making beads & being made of metal made them perfect to combine with polymer clay, plus, their “donut-like” flat shape are ideal for stringing them in fun creative ways.

Up until now I have kept my ingredients a mystery, but now, I am ready to share my little secret and will be happy to see your designs, playing with these fun findings. Who knows, after watching this video you may find a treasure hidden in your office drawers.

So what are these discs? Well, they are metal discs hidden inside 3.25 computer floppy discs, Yes, the ones no longer available in computers, the ones we used ages ago before CDs or USB flash drives.

How do we remove them out of the floppy disc? Easily! by taking it apart.

 

Click this video to watch the process of disassembling the discs and a speedy version on how to use them in your jewellery.

 

Now, go get some discs, collect them from old friends still saving some, old schools, offices or computer labs have fun!

Don’t forget to visit PolyPediaOnlinExpress shop for 120+ tutorials, tools and materials, You’re welcome to use 10%OFF coupon code for extra discount – type 10%OFF on checkout!

See you soon! Iris.

PolyPediaOnline News | Netherlands 2 days Polymer Clay Workshops, New Tools Sets & Polymer Clay Summer sale!

July is the official beginning of the summer and the heat is on. Heat has a tendency to keep me away from my studio (clay is not behaving nicely in hot weather…) but I am in the middle of creating several new projects so the air condition is in full speed again…

Just before I take a short vacation break with family and friends in Thailand, I wanted to let you know of several important dates and events.

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Netherlands!

I am excited and happy to announce that I will be teaching 2 days workshops in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on October 11-12, 2014.

The 2 classes will be a wonderful combination of my 3 leading classes: The Brocade Collection purses, Moon Rocks beads (Cosmic Ceramic) and my Skyscraper technique.

After registration was opened to the Dutch polymer clay guild members, most spots were taken, BUT! – There are last 4 places in the Moon Rocks class and few places in the Skyscraper class.

If you’d like to join us for two days of great technique and lots of fun spending time with fellow PC enthusisasts, hurry up and enlist to ensure your place! http://www.dutchpolymerartguild.nl/irismishly.html

The registration page is in dutch but you can use Google translator as an assistant.

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Special Flower Academy sale including new modelling tools set, Foam pads and my favorite ball tools!

With wedding season in its peek, this is the perfect time to create a bridal bouquet, a boutonniere or fabulous hair pieces for your friends and family that are getting married. How about a lovely broach, to give as a gift to the brides maids!

Just pick your favorite flower!

There are 26 flower tutorials available in the “Flower Academy“, now separated into single classes – PDFs and videos.

http://www.polypediaonlineexpress.com/product-category/final-product/flowers/

To ensure that you won’t have to look for tools and materials, they are now all gathered in the PolyPediaOnline Express tool store.

After many online queries and searches, I finally found the ultimate tool set covering most of your needs and requirements – sculpting, rounding, shaping, frilling, cutting, engraving, attaching, securing, connecting, creating patterns textures, compositions, and many more!

Add simple and creative details to enhance your flowers or designs!

These modelling tools are ideal for use with a wide range of materials including polymer clay, sugarpaste and other craft clays.

The set is fully compatible with polymer clay.

http://www.polypediaonlineexpress.com/product/free-shipping-complete-polymer-clay-modelling-tools-set-14-28-double-sided-tools-sculpturing-designing/

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The 2nd “must” tool for your polymer clay flowers, now available in PolyPediaOnline Express tools store is the one-and-only foampad!

The perfect surface for your polymer clay flower modelling to create soft and natural curves using ball tools and other modelling tools.

The pad is reusable, durable, can be cleaned easily with a baby wipe, has a smooth surface and it is lightweight!

http://www.polypediaonlineexpress.com/product/free-shipping-polymer-clay-fondant-paste-sugarcraft-cake-decorating-foam-pad/

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Don’t forget your complete ball tools set – 4 double sided metal ball tools for beautiful effects of frilling, stretching, rounding, thinning, creating indents, curving, concaving, creating special patterns, enhancing and creating special effects in your clay.

Now available for a discounted price!

http://www.polypediaonlineexpress.com/product/4-modelling-ball-tools-set-double-sided-polymer-clay/ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Iris, How do I purchase all of the above?

♥ Click here to see all “Flower Academy” flowers, ♥ Pick your favorite, ♥ Add to cart with the useful tools and materials and they will be directly on their way to you!

Don’t forget your Instant online access to all PDFs and videos only on PolyPediaOnline Express! When purchasing a complete class, kit and CD will be sent within 1-2 days.

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Special Summer sale!

Or “Christmas in July” for our southern hemisphere polymer clay folks!

Save 25% on your tutorials purchases this summer!

Whether you buy one class or more, you will save 25% on each and every one!

Here’s what you have to do:

1. Head over to http://www.polypediaonlineexpress.com/shop/

2. Pick what you want: search or use upper menu

3. Use the discount code summersale to get your 25% off on checkout**

If you want to use the coupon again, you can do that as well!

*** Not valid on stencils; Coupon expires on July 21st.

Have fun!

Take care and see you soon,

Iris.

Wow!

What an amazing response to the PolyPediaOnline Express new logo voting! 208 comments posted! So many votes & opinions!

Thank you all for your great feedback, it was heart warming! I did a minor change in the logo according to your recommendations –

And… the chosen logo is… Logo # 7!

ONLY 7 votes away from the second runner up – #3!

As for the winner – The $50 gift card goes to…

Linda from United States! Thank you Linda for your purchases and vote! An email with your coupon code is waiting in your inbox!

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FREEBIES!

Enjoy 2 new FREE polymer clay video projects added to the freebies section! Quick, easy and fun classes!

► How to create quick and easy silk screen patterns using stencils – Polymer clay earring project

and – ► How to create faux enamelling using your embossing powders – 2 polymer clay projects

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P.S. – Don’t miss the special 20%OFF coupon code for extra 20% discount on all tutorials! http://www.polypediaonlineexpress.com/shop/

Enter the code 20%OFF on checkout and the amount will be automatically reduced from your cart! Offer expires June 6th 2014!

Stencils and other supplies are available in this link – http://www.polypediaonlineexpress.com/product-category/tools/

THANK YOU! Iris.

To celebrate the launch of my new website I am happy to include you in my final decisions!

Help me choose PolyPediaOnline Express LOGO!

One of you commenting/replying to this post will win a 50$ gift card in my new Express store! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ HOW TO CHOOSE A NEW LOGO FOR POLYPEDIAONLINE EXPRESS –

THANK YOU! VOTING IS NOW CLOSED! WINNER ANNOUNCED IN THIS POST

1. Choose your favourite logo and write its number in the comments section below (psssstt… you can peek and see what others wrote…)

2. Write your e-mail in your response, I want to send the prize to you!

3. If you want to share this blog post with your Facebook friends and Twitter followers you will double your chances! Press on the relevant icon on the bottom of this post to share, or “copy & paste” the post link (don’t forget to let us know if your comment where you shared it).

4. If you place an order in the new site, you will triple your chances! Your name will be entered 3 times into the raffle.

The winner will be announced here, in the Express Blog. Make sure you come back on May 31st 2014 to find out if you won!

That’s it! You’re done!

P.S. – Don’t miss the special 20%OFF coupon code for extra 20% discount on all tutorials! Valid until June 7th! Enter the code -20%OFF- on checkout and the amount will be automatically reduced from your cart.

See you in several days with more Express celebration and new Express FREEbies videos!

THANK YOU! Iris.

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