Today, after days of speculation amongst my readers, I shall reveal the answer to this week's Guess The Mystery Thing challenge. To catch you up: the object was to identify the clear faceted thingamabobble at the center of these upcycled necklaces:
Think you know? Did anyone guess? Read on, my friends...
Before the reveal, Mich's Honor Roll of Most Creative (Totally Wrong) Guesses:
Imadorable: A coffin for the mini-Invisible Man.
Lisbonlioness: Erm...it's really quite obvious, but since I was lucky enough to win
one of your recent challenges, I won't spoil it for everybody else. It's
not like I was totally lost, stumped, without a clue or completely in
the dark or anything...*sneaks away to hide somewhere*
Maple Girl: The special block in the glass mountain that allowed the prince to go after his princess.
Beth: Barbie's doorbell.
Periwinkle Dzyns: Definitely, the tears of my high school English teacher, she was so square she cried in rectangles.
Heather M: A lucite belt buckle for small disco dancers?
Carol: Chunks of unmeltable ice from Mars.
Dena: The Invisible Man's dominoes.
Heather: Teeny-tiny longterm cold storage for interstellar space travelers. You
know, like from the Alien movies, but for really, really small
Amy: Barbie's lucite camera?
Lora: Wonder Woman's invisible camera!
Shannon: Snowman buttons. They are using these instead of coal this season.
Rae: Prototype for glass bottom shoes (like glass bottom boats) so you can see what you're stepping on.
Michele: Clear floatation devices for Liliputians to make their get-away
after Gulliver broke all the tiny ropes holding him down. Bet you
thought I wouldn't figure it out!
The Boy: Tiny polished windows.
Seriously, peeps - those were some of the best ones evah.
Ready to see the answer? It's going to make you say aha! Because once again, no one came even a little bit close. And I thought this would be an easy one! Just shows you what I know.
The lids from little hotel shampoo bottles.
You can find this style of bottle in various incarnations, often containing cheap perfume...not that I would know anything about that.
The DIY: with a sharp poky thing, I popped the plastic stopper out of the lid. Then, using the same sharp poky thing heated over a flame, I melted three holes for stringing, plus another hole right in the center of the bullseye (for the bead accent).
I created the Japa Mala style necklaces using this tutorial.
Winners, winners! Since there were no correct guesses, random.org has chosen two lucky ducklings to get necklaces this week. They are: Rae and Anonymous (CraftyCasey). Congrats, you two! Be sure to look for my email, coming soon.
Thanks a zillion for playing, you guys! That was a super fun one!