Sunday, May 27, 2012

Guess The Mystery Thing: "Burnt Toast" Floral Pendant.

Oh, yay!  It's time to play a new round of Guess The Mystery Thing!  (It's my guessing game giveaway, and everyone is  invited.)  Take a little look-see at my latest upcycled jewelry project, this big, lightly toasted flower:




I designed the flower to be both a pendant and a brooch.  You can pin it, or hang it on a necklace as shown here.  (BTW, the cool coppery necklace is a sneak peek of sorts - it's from Styled by Tori Spelling, a new line of jewelry-making components I've been trying out.  Gorgeous, eh?)





Your challenge: identify the mysterious secret ingredient in this upcycled flower.  What is the material used to make those charming charred petals?





First person to guess correctly wins a fabulous prize.  (Namely, this 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.)

Ready?  Set!  Guess the Mystery Thing!



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

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Mystery Thing Revealed: Brassy Yet Classy, And A Bold DIY

So!  My most recent Guess The Mystery Thing challenge turned out not to be terribly mysterious.  Meh, it happens.  Bunches of people knew the answer to the question,"What ten letter word describes the metal pieces in these upcycled necklaces?"



Read on to learn the 'secret.'

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Guess The Mystery Thing: A Brassy Pendant.

Ooh!  Here we go with yet another game of Guess The Mystery Thing!  (It's my crafty guessing game giveaway - everyone's invited to play!)  Your mission: identify the mysterious secret ingredient in these upcycled necklaces:



What are those brassy pendant pieces?  Hmm...I am betting several of you will spot this right away.  So I am adding a twist.  Can anyone name the correct eleven letter word to describe this item?  (Embarrassed update: ahem.  It's actually a ten (10) letter word.  Ten.  10.  Not eleven.  Ten.  That'll teach me to post in a hurry from inside a Starbucks with my dog waiting outside with his nose pressed against the glass saying "Why are you taking so long in there I am bored so bored really really bored hurry UP!!!" )
First person to guess correctly wins a fabulous prize.  (Namely, your choice of one of these necklaces.)

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.)

Ready?  Set!  Guess the Mystery Thing!



UPDATE: THIS CHALLENGE IS NOW CLOSED.  THANKS FOR PLAYING, EVERYBODY!  CHECK MY NEXT POST FOR THE REVEAL AND WINNERS...

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My Strange, Upcycled Faux Bamboo Vase.

A faux bamboo vase.  What do you think?


I know you deduced what I used:


I have a humongous collection of these things, and have been working on cute ways to use them craftily.



Wanna make the vase?  Here's the simple DIY!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Mystery Thing Revealed: Sea Anemone Jewelry

This is going to be fun...have you been following along with this past week's Guess The Mystery Thing challenge?  I'm about to reveal the truth behind the mysterious Sea Anemone jewelry!


For several days, my readers have been trying to identify the secret ingredient in these strange and bumply upcycled jewels.


Think you have an inkling?  Did anyone get it right?  Read on, my friend, read on.