Thursday, December 9, 2010

Guess the Mystery Thing! Neon teardrops.

Put on those thinking caps, my friends, because it's time once again for our popular and exciting challenge game, "Guess the Mystery Thing and Win Because if I Can Make Cute Stuff from Something this Weird, You Can Take a Minute to Enter this Contest, So Go On, Take a Wild Guess Why Doncha, it's Free and Anyone Can Win, Even Someone in Outer Siberia - If I Have Any Readers in Outer Siberia, that is, Although I Probably Don't, but I Would Love To, So if You Know Any Crafty Siberians Please Tell Them About this Blog Because Heck, Maybe Reading About Funny Jewels Made From Q-Tips and Used Auto Parts Would Cheer them Up a Little, I Mean, Hey, Outer Siberia is not Known for Being a Terribly Amusing Place to Live, and Amusing is My Middle Name!"
Guess the Mystery Thing for short.

Here's what I made:





 

Do you recognize the secret ingredient?  What are those neon-colored teardrop-shaped hoops?  Leave your guess in the comments.  There will be three winners.  One for first correct guess, one for most creative guess.  And a random winner as well - so even if you're sure someone has already gotten it, go ahead and leave your thoughts anyway.

The rules:
1. Open to anyone!  Anywhere!  Even Outer Siberia!
2. If I can get to your email address in one click: yay!  If not, you must include your e-mail address in your comment.
3. See rule #2 re: your e-mail address.  I mean it!
4. No, really, I really mean it this time!

One last peek...



Okay people.  Guess the Mystery Thing!


UPDATE: THIS CHALLENGE IS NOW CLOSED.  THANKS, EVERYBODY!

31 comments:

  1. Those rubber bracelets...I donno...

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  2. I think I recognize those. They are the "zippers" on plastic bags aka ziplocs? my email is floresfamily8@gmail.com

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  3. Are they the things that are inside of electronics? The things that send the "messages." The ribbon type pieces of stuff?
    brookeannaroberts(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. Not a clue but whatever they are they look cool. They do look like the top of those zipped folders .

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  5. I was also going to guess the rubber bracelets.

    But whatever they are... I love them! They look great!
    Thanks for linking up!

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  6. Hmm, are they pieces of plastic headbands?

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  7. Ziplock bags zippies. I'm sure this time. Like positive. Absolutely 100% certain. I KNOW. If I'm wrong I'll make YOU something special. How's that for certainty?

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  8. skinny belts from the 60s????????????????
    just a wild guess, they are really cute
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  9. Definitely zip lock baggie zippery things. And you've used a couple different brands. And you could probably zip them up together if you wanted. Ha! that would be cute!

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  10. Pieces of fishing lures? If not they should be the next one!

    rengawk@gmail.com

    I still owe you a post-it note on my head though :P

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  11. I thought they looked like those rubber bracelets, too. Whatever they are, they are awesomely colorful, and I want to make some!

    (I also want to know how you got the doodads hanging from them - the beads or whatever - to match so perfectly.)

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  12. I think they look like pieces of chewing gum. They look like strips of gum bent into shape and then lacquered to keep them from getting sticky. I sort of hope that they're not though.

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  13. I'm thinking folder closer thingies... but I kinda like Anna's gum idea. hmmm...

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  14. I think they are a bajillion tiny little pieces of belly button lint, spray painted in neon colours, then glued together to make awesome jewelery :)

    I love the necklace with the heart.

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  15. We haven't been to the fish tank in a while. How about some shrubbery that the fish would hide behind. Although, now that you have taken it and made some cool jewelry, it is quite sparse in the fish tank! Neat stuff!!! Hope I'm right? If not, then at least I'm creative....

    Anne in NC

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  16. Hmmm, I guess I could cheat and print out a picture of these beauties and then head on over to the dollar store. I'd walk up to someone working there and ask them "where can I find something that looks like this."
    I really don't know, those matching bead things kinda threw me off. They sure are cute though!!

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  17. I agree with Betsy- the matching beads were pretty impressive. As for my guess, having never seen a NuvaRing, I'm going to guess some sort of contraceptive. I *have* seen bright colored... other thingies... so perhaps..? Good grief! I better stop while I'm not so far behind!

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  18. You know, I was wondering if it is something found in the electronics section. I was first wondering if it was the jelly cover for the ipod things that you cut up, but I'm not really sure. I love it though...
    ps.. completly.cold@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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  19. Are those the zippy bits on ziploc plastic bags? Very cool looking. :3
    midnight11393@gmail.com

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  20. they are so prefect with colour combo. they look like plastic wire, which is used to make basket, bag,doll,etc...We get them in India with different colours they are stiff and easy to bend as well

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  21. Clear as day to me, this one. They are tracks for a My Little Pony railway toy set! They have to be soft so it doesn't hurt that much when the little princess whacks her annoying brother over the head with them, and the colour combo... well, it's My Little Pony, after all. I suppose you took the embellishments from the My little Pony Circus set?

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  22. They are FLEA COLLARS! Yeah!

    rc18_87@hotmail.com

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  23. I think they're zip ties! thanks!

    whitneybragg@gmail.com

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  24. Are they the strip you have to tear off just below the cap on the milk gallon/half gallon plastic containers? Regardless, you are so clever!

    cmhartling@gmail.com

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  25. FRUIT ROLL-UPS! Am I right? Yeah, I knew I was right. ;)

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  26. No idea, but reading all the guesses is hilarious! :)

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  27. I agree, some of the ideas are quite comical. I have looked at all the guesses and retracted my guess (skinny belts) because as I was sitting here at my little puter I spied my "zip lock" bag of puter snacks and I see it clearly now.

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  28. I guessed once already, but I'm guessing again.. Just a thought.. is it made from those plastic jump ropes? I remember having them as a kid and don't know if they still make them... but that would be pretty cool!!!
    completly.cold@gmail.com

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  29. After magnifying those suckers several times, I'm in agreement with the ziplock track theory.

    I have to remember to check you late in the EST day. I could've had this one.

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  30. Those little tab thingies that hold the cap on the milk jug until you take it off?
    lbbk.jane@Yahoo.com

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  31. Oh my gosh, I have no idea, but I am laughing so hard! Nuvaring?!

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