I can't believe it. This is just getting freaky. I was absolutely certain I had you people this time. Oh, well. Go ahead:
Point and laugh.
Yes, it's crazy but true. Some of you brilliant readers actually guessed this Mystery Thing:
And I have no idea how you did it! When the rest of you see the answer, you will be as puzzled as I.
Here is the Pink and Swirly Mystery Thing, revealed:
The rubber handle grip from a dollar store hairbrush. Now, how on earth did those gals guess right?
The winner for first correct guess: Annabel52! There were so many awesome and hilarious guesses vying for most creative, too many to list here. If you want some good laughs, go read all the comments. In the end, I made my mom pick from my 15 favorites. Winner for most creative: Kerry, who guessed plasticized Pepto Bismol. Hee hee! I am totally trying that! Congrats, Annabel and Kerry, expect an email shortly.
Here's a mini tutorial; it was super simple. I discovered you can peel away the rubber grip with a little effort - just use a fingernail to get it started, then puuuuuull hard and patiently until it gives way, bit by bit.
It ended up as a hollow tube-like piece shaped like a swirly pink slug. (Hmmm...slugs...a future Mystery Thing?)
Then I just snipped out a couple of shapes, trying to take advantage of the swoopy ends. I poked a few holes with a sharp poky thing, and used jump rings to add the extra goodies. Here's a close up:
I still can't believe you got this. Grrrrr! I'll get you next time, my pretties!