Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Mystery Thing Revealed: Leafy Silver Stems


Whoohoo!  Time to reveal the solution to my latest Guess The Mystery Thing challenge!  For a few days now, my readers have been chiming in to identify the silver leaf-and-stem wirework in these upcycled necklaces:





 




Think you know the answer?  Did anyone guess?  Read on to find out!


First, Mich's Honor Roll Of Most Creative (Totally Wrong) Guesses:

Maple Girl: Faerie fence wire, used to keep their tiny cows in pasture. 
Amy:  Barbie's soap bubble wands?
Shannon: Bra wires!
MC:  Those mind-boggling wire puzzles that take a lot of patience and logic.  You turned them into a necklace so no other unsuspecting person will spend countless hours trying to figure out how to get them apart...awesome!
Anne P: You STOLE the propellers off the Smurfs' raceboat - now how are they going to win the next race???


Ha!  So very excellently incorrect!  Now why haven't I used bra wires yet?  Dear knows I have plenty of overworked, utterly exhausted underwires in my wardrobe.  The poor, stressed-out darlings would no doubt love to change careers and become a dainty piece of jewelry. 

Now on to the reveal.


So what do you think - did I stump you?


Or was this an easy one?



This time, I bow to your perspicacity.


To put it another way, ya got me!


A whole bunch of you figured it out.


Wahhh!  I lose!


Ready?  Here's the answer...  




Those nasty, sharp, traditional drapery hooks.  The ones you stab into pleated curtains.  If it's 1974 and you are a masochist.

Winners, winners!  The top prize goes to the first person who guessed drapery hooks and also made her email available: Jodie!  (So sorry, annabel52 - you were first first, but there was no contact info.)  And our lovely runner up, chosen by random.org: Ardith!  Woohoo to you both!  Please check for my email coming soon.

I really had fun making these; it took some muscle to bend the shapes, but otherwise it was so simple!





Is anyone interested in a tutorial?  (Lemme know.)  Thanks so much for playing, you guys - 'twas a fun one.



12 comments:

  1. Another good one - but I think they are all great because I never get them. ;)

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  2. I wanna tute. I love these!!!

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    1. IMA get these tomorrow while I am out to use with some beads that I have at the house.

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    2. BTW, is the "string" on the brown flower ones shoe laces?

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  3. How do you bend these without drawing blood? Thanks Mich!

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  4. Yes, I thought they looked familiar, but of course I was late for the guess. These are fabulous!!

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  5. thank you ... First time I tried and I won yeahhhhhhh.

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  6. Congratulations to the winners!!!

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  7. I gasp every time because you are awesome at transforming objects...

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  8. So sure that they were paperclips! Why is it that I am outsmarted yet again?

    Sakura Yamamoto

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  9. I would like a tute! Love this!

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Why not leave me a little comment? It is great Karma - and every single one is my favorite comment EVER.