You know those protective disks you find on a fresh stack of CDs or DVDs?

NOT the actual recordable disks. Those disks that come with a fresh stack of recordable media that are usually kept long enough to keep dust off those items, then get tossed when one runs out of disks.
I need them.
I use them in my art, making Alien Orchids and such https://www.wepay.com/stores/484374
I have been told that with the way technology is moving I will have a hard time finding these disks in the future. I already do! I'm down to about 6 and I can go through that many trying to make one good orchid. I would be happy to pay for shipping for a bundle of 10 or more at a time but what I would like is to find someone with access to a lot of them and pay per flat-rate Priority shipping box full. I think a small box (about the size of a video tape) would probably hold at least  40 disks and if I paid $10 it would cover shipping and put a few bucks in your pocket. Or I could give a shop credit so you can buy stuff I've made out of other stuff.
If you can get a box-full together gimme a shout and we'll discuss details...

I am also finding it tough to acquire used inner tubes - bike or (especially) auto. I have a project I'd like to finish and don't want to have to purchase a new tube just to cut up.
E me at rhonda (at) oddartist (dot) com

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craftyv5 years ago
I absolutely adore these pieces and actually really like the sea foam one, it looks very delicate. However I have no idea what "protective disc" you are referring to. Could you show one please??????? I am desperate to try this. Best regards. craftyv.
I believe he means those fake cd's that are usually clear plastic that sit on the top of a new pack of cd's. Does that make sense?
ripit5 years ago
have ya tried peeling the foil off of the regular disks? or do they have to be thin like the ones yer talking about?i do it all the time, and with a bit of practice they come out pretty clean.some work better than others.
oddartist (author)  ripit5 years ago
I tried that but they seem to be made of a different type of plastic. I mislabeled a couple of copied disks at work and tried to carefully remove the label only to have it take all the silvering off. The plastic was a lovely shade of sea foam green so I made a necklace out of it anyway.

These will melt more easily when the film is removed but the film is what gives that amazing color.
The protective disks aren't as easy to shape as a real CD is. Instead of softening they kind of 'creep' - just distort themselves so you have very little control over the finished shape. That's why I love them. They are so random, and random done well is awesome.
And random done badly is common. ;-)
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i think hese will melt more easily when the film is removed but the film is what gives that amazing color.
The protective disks aren't as easy to shape as a real CD is. Instead of softening they kind of 'creep' - just distort themselves so you have very little control over the finished shape. That's why I love them. They are so random, and random done well is awesome.
And random done badly is common. ;-)