Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Mystery Thing Revealed: Gotcha, By Gum!

Hi!  For the past few days my readers and I have been playing a round of Guess The Mystery Thing.  What's that, you ask?  Why, a little contest to see who can identify the mysterious secret ingredient in one of my upcycled jewelry projects.  The challenge this week: guess the true identity of these red- and bluebell-shaped charms:


Think you know?  Did anyone guess the answer?  Let's find out!


As always, I must first regale you with a few of the least accurate entries.  Here is Mich's Honor Roll of Most Creative (Totally Wrong!) Guesses:

Betsy: What have you done to Barbie's shoe horns? 
Emily:  Baby fairy wings.
Amy:  SHARK!!!!
Heather:  Have you been trampling through Tinkerbell's garden?
Dena: Plastic driedel confetti.
Kathryn: Smurf shoehorns.
Lisbonlioness: Stolen blooms from U.K. bluebell woods.
Peaches: The teeth of a giant smurf who was run over by a train - that's how they got all flat and stuff.  Obviously.
MeiJo's JOY: I hope they are not the flippers of little dolphins...no...oh dear...
Olivia: Baby smurf vampire fangs!
Shannon: Miniature dried man-eating plants.

Once and for all, people: I do not dismember Smurfs in my evil laboratory!  I don't!  Okay, yes, occasionally I conduct experiments recombining Smurf DNA with orphaned baby squirrels.  And yes, the results (tiny blue squirrels able to rap in six languages and do the Macarena) would delight you if I were ever foolish enough to reveal them to the world.  But that's it, I swear!

However, I can reveal the answer to the mystery of the bluebells.

Ready?  Here goes...


Goofy rubber Gumby charms!  Courtesy of Jessica from Zakka Life - who sweetly sent them, and very sweetly (yet passive-aggressively) challenged me to turn them into jewelry.  Thanks, J!  I was stumped for a long time, but you see I finally did it.


Who won?  Me, that's who!  I stumped you guys again, heehee.  But you know I'm giving away jewelry anyway.  Because I love this game and everyone who keeps coming by to play.

Winners!  Since nobody got it, random.org has picked two lucky duckies.  They are Agy and Shannon - congrats, you two, I will email you anon.

Thanks again for all the laughs!  See you next time...right now, I have some snares to check out in the yard. 

18 comments:

  1. You chopped their heads off? How could anyone possibly have guessed that one?? Mind you I think that every - yet so often people do...... Well done for fooling us all!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  2. Oh my goodness it is Gumby! How creative Michelle! I am so glad that I won :O) Thanks again.

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  3. Pokey is so lonely. Great job fooling us and beautiful jewelry. I was so sure they were plastic jewelry tags painted and cut.

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  4. It's a darn good thing we couldn't see those innocent faces in your original photo.
    Good one Michelle.

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  5. News alert: Pokey is safe in an undisclosed location. He will stay there until the shears in Michelle's studio are removed!!

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  6. The winners will have to tell us the comments they get wearing jewely with little heads on them!!! :) How cool and yes, didn't think of that one. You never amaze me....

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  7. Eeks! You beheaded them! Looking forward to receiving them in the mail :-) Agy

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  8. Remind me of the gingerbread boy from Shrek... :)

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  9. Mich from now on you will officially be called "The head hunter"....lol

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  10. You can't be serious. You made that from that? 0_o A post- accident smurf would have come to mind way easier, right, Peaches?

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  11. hee hee, disembodied gumby charms... that was my next guess. :)

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  12. Oh my, you cut off all there heads! Knew you would make something fun with these.

    You know, I was going to tell you, you didn't have to post about them or make something with them if you didn't want to. I guess that message is a little late now.

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  13. oh Mitch...now the girls are hunting for 'heads' to copy Mitch-creations...

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  14. awesome! you got us!!! good for you, you creative mad genius!

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  15. Good gracious, that's so morbid! Delightfully so, but still. Where in the world did Jessica even find those buggers? And how did you look at them and think, "Adorable bluebells!"?

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  17. I just found your blog today! Your creations are so stinkin cute! I have spent the past two hours reading as many posts as I can. I must stop now, but I will be back to giggle at your awesomeness. HeeHee

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  18. Again, I'll echo the same just found your blog today !!!!

    You guys are wierd but in a great Krafty way. And now I will hitch myself onto the end of this wild train ride and see where it goes !!!! Really good genius. I just could not resist !!!!

    Sincerely Signed
    Building My Wealth Without a Handbook or any other negatives and Determined to Succeed !
    Mercedes

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