I was convinced their origin would remain a mystery...for at least a couple of guesses.
Wow, was I wrong! The very first guess was correct. Congratulations to the winner...darn it, Jennifer! How did you know?
Yep. Aquarium plants.
Aren't they groovy? How could I not make jewelry out of those?
The prize for creativity goes to Rachel B., who said: FISH TACKLE!!! The spinning things, and the fake gummy things, that are attached to fish hooks. And the lucky guesser chosen by my high-tech cutting-edge randomizing program (my mom picked a number) is SheezKrafty. Hooray to the winners! I will e-mail you soon.
Huge kudos to everyone who guessed. You guys pretty much cleaned my clock this time! I hang my head, abashed and impressed. Y'all are very clever. I comfort myself with the fact that no one said glow-in-the-dark.
Just you wait, though. I'll stump you next time, smarty-pantses!!! So help me I will.