Oh boy, it's that time again. My readers have been submitting entries all week, trying to Guess The Mystery Thing in these upcycled necklaces:
The Mystery Things in question: those bronze colored, crab-claw-looking doohickies. What the heck are they?
Think you know the answer? Did anybody get it right? All will be revealed in a moment.
First, Mich's Honor Roll Of Most Creative (Totally Wrong) Guesses.
Squarefeet: I think you've sawed the tips off reindeer antlers- naughty!
Shannon: Eric (True Blood) Northman's vampire teeth since he died - they turned bronze in the fire.
Handmade Cuties: A wild animal's toenail clippings.
Sakura: The bronze hue is characteristic of condensed waste from the toilet of a rich hamster.
Amy: You dipped King Kong's tears in maple syrup.
Angi: Wings from a batman toy?
pjmc: Uh oh! You snuck into King Midas' bedroom and clipped his fingernails while he slept.
Dena: Once upon a time, smoking was popular. Thus candymakers made candy cigarettes. Today, smoking is frowned upon. But vampires...THEY'RE all the rage. Which is why candymakers are now making caramel
vampire fangs. Can't keep them on the shelves!
Snert! Too funny, my brilliant Honorees! Once again, I think we all have to agree that Sakura went above, beyond and completely out of the box.
Okay, show of hands: who thinks someone guessed it?
I am thrilled to report that one crazy person accidentally figured this one out! Accidentally? Yes, she thought she was joking with her guess, but it turned out to be exactly on the money.
Ready to see the answer?
Can you handle the truth?
I'm not sure you can. 'Cause it's dangerous.
Okay, here it comes.
I snipped the off points, poked a few holes and strung the necklaces on beading wire.
Winners, winners! First prize to crazy-like-a-fox Alex. Lady, you are so smart! Our lovely second place contestant, chosen by random.org: Dolores. Congratulations, you two! Watch for my email, coming soon.
Thanks everybody - another fabulous game. I just love the enthusiasm around these little challenges. Wishing all of you a creative, productive and thoughtful 2014. With a little mystery thrown in - because isn't it the spice of life?