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.