Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Mystery Thing Revealed. And it's...it's...

Okay, are you sitting down?  Or holding tightly to the handrail?  Because you'll want to be when I reveal the answer to this week's mystery.

If you're just joining us, we've been playing that exciting giveaway guessing game, "Guess the Mystery Thing."  My readers were tasked with identifying the cute, guitar-shaped objects in these upcycled jewels:

Think you know?  Betcha don't!

Before I reveal the answer, I give you...

Mich's Honor Roll of the Most Creative (Totally Wrong) Guesses
Mary: Shoe horns for your cat.  Or dog.
Periwinkle Dzyns: The tabs that separate the little green pills that keep me from dancing naked in the moonlight.
Denise: The Geico gecko's back scratcher.
JHill: A teeny little British punk rocker is crying in his hair gel because you stole his favorite opaque Flying V.  And his teeny little amp was even set to 11.
Ashes: Thumbelina's oars.
Creative Mind: Pieces of artificial dog food.
Life in Rehab: You've been pulling the teeth out of plastic dinosaurs.
Joni S: Alien bones you found under your house.
Emilysnan: I feel sad for the little fly who is now up s..t creek without his paddles cause they are dangling from your earlobes.
Creative Jewish Mom: They're for applying Polydent to dentures, mind you I hope none of us ever know of such a thing.
Terri: Somewhere there are fish bobbing around helplessly in a tank because you stole the splints for their broken little tails.

Nope and nope and nope.  Since no one guessed it, random.org has chosen two winners, and they are:  Joni S. and  Selina.  Whooo and congrats to both!

Now let's find out the real answer.  The Mystery Thing is...wait.  Have you covered the eyes of any small children?  Have you checked your surroundings for the nearest emergency exit?  Okay, okay.  Look:

Still in the dark?  Well, ahem, fine, I'll just say it.  They are (sterile, brand new, unused) gynecological scrapers for doing Pap smear tests.

I shall only add, if Joni and Selina decline their prizes, I will totally understand.  They can choose one of these instead:

Same technique, but made with plastic butterfly wings instead of schmear scrapers.  Come back tomorrow for the super easy tutorial...

If you're still speaking to me.


  1. You're the best! Thanks for the chuckle :)

  2. I'm one of the nosiest people you'll ever meet and now I must know how you came by this particular kind of jewelry supply! Did you break into your gyno's office or do you just have friends with connections? :) Do tell, I'm all ears :)

  3. bwahahahahahahahahah!!!!!! i would be honored to rock your "shmear scraper" earrings!


  4. I think you should wear a pair of your beautiful earrings to your next gyno appointment.

  5. No wonder none of us guessed it. You never actually **see** those things before they're used. You have outdone yourself this time, girl!

  6. Yeah, I'm still speaking to you...once I stop laughing! There was no way I could have guessed the right answer!

    I wish I could see your gyne doctor's face when you wear a pair for the next appointment!

  7. HaHaHaHa!....(fainted on the ground)...

  8. Actually, I KNEW something about it looked familiar, but couldn't quite place it. They have changed to using those to a new single brush thing, so you may have gotten a great deal for them! GREAT JOB.

    And yes, I'm usually the one holding the scraper.

    Congrats to the winners!!!

  9. I have the same question as Beth. Where and how did you get those scrapers?

  10. Excellent. I would never have guessed...! :D

  11. All I can say is, How in the world did you get those? And then part of me doesn't want to ask. :) Ha ha, I'm still laughing. That's truly dedication to your craft.

  12. All I can say is, How in the world did you get those? And then part of me doesn't want to ask. :) Ha ha, I'm still laughing. That's truly dedication to your craft.

  13. You are just too funny! You have to wear these to your next gyny appt. Double dare you!

  14. once again you've outdone yourself!
    most of us just sit at the gynies clutching our remaining bits of dignity between paper sheet and gown...
    Michelle scopes for jewelry supplies - too awesome!

  15. ha ha ha , how funny no wonder nobody guessed , the only thing i could identify from a gynae visit is those horrible steel "thongs" i know that's not the proper name but when i see them i always think bbq !!!
    thanks for making us smile

  16. EWWWWW - no wonder I had no idea. I never look... I close my eyes!

  17. Oh Girl, you are my hero! That is the funniest thing I have seen in ages.
    1. How on earth did you get a hold of them?
    2. You know you have to sell these at some swanky women's health charity event.
    3. Thumbelina's oars is the best guess ever!

  18. Oh... I missed the mystery thing... and what a cool one!

    I think it is just like a secret joke... I mean... mh... guitar and women... musicians and groupies... hey... too much of guitar music may lead... to the necessary of a test ^^

  19. LOL @ Saraccino! 'nuff said, girl, we all know Mich is a wild one.
    I'll be thinking about these for a LONG time coming, and I'll be smiling all the way! (especially with all the comments in mind)

  20. You are too outrageous Mich! Can't believe you put those out there! never in a million years would have guessed that! :)

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  21. You're mad, woman, simply mad...but I admit to loving them!

  22. oh goodness! You upscale EVERYTHING! Ha. Thanks for the chuckle! Oh, and you certainly turned them into works of art.

    Following from Follow Me, Chickadee.


  23. That is way too crazy! I am a nurse and I didn't even recognize them!! I am....your newest follower!

  24. Just to throw this out there...I have a friend who made string angel ornaments out of tampon string (new and on a spool) from the dumpster at Kimberly Clark!