Monday, January 16, 2012

The Mystery Thing Revealed: A Valentine Post.

So!  For the past few days, my readers have been playing Guess The Mystery Thing, trying to identify the mysterious secret ingredient in these upcycled earrings:


The challenge: guess the origin of those little pink hearts-on-a-stick.  They also come in white:



Think you know the answer?  Did anyone get it right?  Read on to find out!

Before the reveal, some ideas suggested by a few of my goofiest readers.  Here is Mich's Honor Roll of Most Creative (Totally Wrong) Guesses:

Amy: Did you dissect a Cabbage Patch doll and take out its heart?
Saraccino: Tiny shield of the guard of the white or red queen!
Angie: They remind me of female parts with a cute piercing.
Shannon: Cruel tongue depressors used by mean doctors.
Betsy: Leftover fondant.

Love these!  Ha!  Thanks a lot, Betsy, now I'm craving birthday cake.  (But then, I'm always craving birthday cake.)

Okay, okay, time for the answer.  The hearts came from a cute little object I found at a yard sale.

Ready?  Here goes...


They're fence posts from a plastic toy corral.  See how I made a pun with the title of this post?  Oh, yeah, I gotta million of 'em...


I think it might be an accessory for My Little Pony.  Whatever it is, it stole my heart and I bought it.  Then I stole its hearts and made jewelry.

Winners?  Winners!  Well, nobody even came close to guessing this one.  Which means I win again, yay!  But the giveaway must go on, so random.org has chosen two lucky duckies to receive some toy-pony-corral-fence-post-heart-jewelry.  (Hee.  Optimize that, Google.)   This week's fortunate waterfowl:  Marisa and  Olivia.  Congrats, you two, I'll be emailing!

See you next time - and thanks as always for coming over to play with me!

13 comments:

  1. How do you come up with these amazing ideas? I would never in a million years think of making jewellery from a toy fence! Love the result, especially with the little birds!

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  2. Got us again Mich! Was the corral Pokey's prison while he watched you cut off Gumbys' heads?? I'm waiting for you to use Pokey's legs..can look like coral, no?

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  3. How DARE you to break this cute object..its so lovely..butttt I am forgiving you just because you have done a lovely creation with this..& I hope you will make some more with this cutie..so you are saved now! be happy..
    Love ~

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  4. You are so creative you can upcycle anything!!!! How cool is that! LOVE IT. And your pup is adorable. We need picture of him/her just like we do Lola...

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  5. I know I never guess ! So inventive !!!!

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  6. Nothing is safe from you! That's really great! I just love (and envy!) your imagination! :)

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  7. wow mich now that we know what it is i am surprised nobody guessed right ...????@@@!!!! lol lol lol x fab creation as always ans cute doggy too x tfs and playing ( with our heads ! )
    happy weird and wonderful jewelry making
    xmaggiex

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  8. I'm sure there's a young girl out there wondering what became of her little pet corral. I think she'd be proud.

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  9. The Beading Gem has posted this beautiful project on Facebook. Congrats Mich!

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  10. Oh boy, you got me good that time. I had NOOOOOOO idea. Not even close, hee hee. What fun Michelle!

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