Hello there! Welcome to the exciting reveal of this week's Guess the Mystery Thing challenge. My readers have been trying to identify the strange, ghostly little treelike structures, inside these upcycled pendants:
Think you know the answer? Did anybody guess? Read on to find out!
First, Mich's Honor Roll Of Most Creative (Totally Wrong) Guesses!
Anne P: Little trees from the smurf forest.
Lorraine: The roots that hold down the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
meijo's JOY: OMG...split ends hairs from Lady Gaga.
Amy: Barbie had a bad hair day!
Betsy: Enlarged samples from Microbiology 1A, foreign and unidentified organisms.
femtique1: Toothpicks split apart and manipulated into shapes.
mnm: Mold from something that grew in your fridge?
Angi: How did you get a pic of my hair when I wake up in the morning?!
Alex: The guts of a toy after your pupster has destroyed it!
Anon: Deconstructed Shredded Wheat.
Onel: Wow! It's an edible pendant, this time? It looks so much like the dried shredded squid snack!!
Handmade Cuties: The frayed pieces from my daughter's hat made out of coconut fiber.
Anon: Part of the petrified forest in which Harry Potter was trying to find answers to the castle puzzle.
Maple Girl: You sectioned an ancient fossil of a tree?
Sakura: OMG, you caught that...illness! When you eat too much
chocolate - this is very rare - you throw up this
fibrous material. Scientists are unaware of this, because people
instantly and mysteriously forget. It dries quickly and becomes easy to
use for craft projects such as this. I have an amazing memory, have experienced this before
and....gulp...poor you, Mich.
Hahahaha! Love the crazy this week! Sakura, thanks for your important contribution to medical science. Onel, I love dried cuttlefish snack - my favorite! But just think what a horrible stinky smelly necklace, omg.
On to the reveal.
Do you think someone got it?
Well, I'll tell ya. Yes, someone did! Two someones, in fact.
Most of the rest of you thought it was a loofah. Nope! Not a loofah. But now I need to buy a loofah and try turning it into jewelry.
Lots of sharp-eyed people recognized the Crystal Light container lids; I salute you! However, the Mystery Thing was the treelike stuff inside them.
Shall we find out the answer?
Wait, are you sure you're ready?
I mean, if you're sure.
The skeleton inside a nopal cactus.
The dried structures make for some interesting jewels, doncha think?
They are also wonderful for decor. To me they look like coral fans. I love them piled casually in a basket:
Here's some of my 'desert coral' painted turquoise, for a different effect...
I harvested mine from a cactus in my yard. I don't know where you can buy it in this dried form, but you can buy fresh nopal cactus pads in the grocery store. If anyone figures out how to turn it into skeletons, let me know! Failing that, next time you're in the desert, look under the nearest prickly pear.
Winners, winners! Our brilliant clever first place contestant...drum roll, please...Danni! And our lovely runner up, chosen by random.org: rickimoo! Congrats to you both, please watch your inbox (or your spam-catcher) for my email, coming soon.
Thanks for playing, my dearies! I love the game and love you guys for keeping it so. Much. FUN.