Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Mystery Thing Revealed: You Was Framed!

Okay, I have good news and bad news.  The good news: I'm about to reveal the answer to this week's Guess The Mystery Thing challenge!  To refresh your memories, the mystery was this little bitty white frame:



What the heck did these used to be, before they got upcycled into jewelry?





According to the rules of play, the first person to guess the answer wins one of the mystery jewels.  Yay!



The bad news...

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Guess the Mystery Thing: Framed!


Hi, all!  Ready for a righteous new round of Guess The Mystery Thing?  The challenge: identify the mysterious secret ingredient in my new upcycled jewelry project.   Take a look:



What are those tiny, teeny, itty, bitty white frames?


Hint: they are really small - in this photo you can see the scale:


First person to guess it wins a fabulous prize!  (Namely, whichever is your favorite of these a picture frame jewels.)

How it works: leave your guess in the comments.  There'll be two winners: first correct guess, and a random winner.  That's right, I said random winner - so even if you don't know (or think someone else already got it), enter anyway, you could still win.  And if your guess is funny, it might make my Most Creative Honor Roll.

This giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere.  C'mon, join in!

THE ONE AND ONLY RULE

1. UNLESS YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IS ONE CLICK AWAY IN AN ONLINE PROFILE, PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WITH YOUR GUESS.  (Fun fact: if you only THINK your email is visible in your profile, it probably isn't.)

Okay, people, let's do this.  Guess The Mystery Thing!!!


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Lightning In A Bottle Tutorial

Remember that time (a few days back) I showed you this Guess The Mystery Thing necklace, featuring a little captive Cupid?


Then I revealed the secret ingredient...


Binky!!!  That's right.  A dollar store baby pacifier plus a little imagination equals lightning in a bottle.  Here are two more versions - aren't they cute?




Want to DIY?  It's pretty simple and lots of fun!

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Mystery Thing Revealed: Lightning In A Bottle.

Time to reveal the answer to last week's Guess The Mystery Thing game!  The challenge: identify the mysterious transparent shell around the little captive Cupid in my latest upcycled necklace:


Think you know?  And who (if anyone) knew the answer and won the necklace?  Read on to find out!

Before the reveal, check out a few of the funniest guesses.  Mich's Honor Roll Of The Most Creative (Totally Wrong) Answers:

Centi: A hot-water bag for mice.
Amy:  Princess Ariel's swim cap.
The Answer Is Chocolate: A frozen giant's tear.
Betsy: A cocoon produced by an extremely rare see-through caterpillar.
Michele: The packaging that comes with those fake press-on nails.
Sarah:  I think you cheated and used your secret stash of lovely clear glass cupid prisons. Someone has to keep them locked up all year!

Hee!  So true, Sarah.  Otherwise, people would be falling in love all year round, and we certainly can't have tha...hey, wait a minute!  Quick, who wants to organize a Cupid prison break?

Okay, then.  Let's see what really happened.  Ready?  Here ya go...


Pacifier nipple!  I have been wanting to make something baby bottle-related for the longest time.  I really like the little Cupid in there.  Of course, you could put anything inside, and create your very own lightning in a bottle.  (Lemme know if you would be interested in a tutorial...it's easy.)

So do we have a winner?  Indeed we do!  The first smartypants to spot the binky: the supercrafty JHill from one of my favorite blogs, Mad In Crafts!   And this week's other lucky winner, chosen by random.org: Lisa W!  Congrats, ladies, you'll be hearing from me soon.


Thanks again, you guys, for coming over to play.  What a bunch of sweethearts.  See you soon!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Guess the Mystery Thing: Captive Cupid.

Ooh, time for a brand new round of Guess The Mystery Thing!  One for the romantics among you.  (In case you're new here, Guess The Mystery Thing is a jewelry giveaway game that tests your wits, street smarts and crafty intuition.)  Take a look at my new upcycled necklace, featuring a diminutive Captive Cupid:


What, oh, what is the mysterious transparent prison, in which I have ensnared this cute little cherub?


First person to guess it wins a fabulous prize!  (Namely, a Captive Cupid necklace.)

How it works: leave your guess in the comments.  There'll be two winners: first correct guess, and a random winner.  That's right, I said random winner - so even if you don't know (or think someone else already got it), enter anyway, you could still win.  And if your guess is funny, it might make my Most Creative Honor Roll.

This giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere.  C'mon, join in!

THE ONE AND ONLY RULE

1. UNLESS YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IS ONE CLICK AWAY IN AN ONLINE PROFILE, PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WITH YOUR GUESS.  (Fun fact: if you only THINK your email is visible in your profile, it probably isn't.)

Okay, all you romantics - ready?  Annnnnd...Guess The Mystery Thing!



UPDATE: THIS CHALLENGE IS NOW CLOSED.  THANKS FOR PLAYING, EVERYBODY!  CHECK THE NEXT POST TO SEE THE REVEAL!