Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Guess The Mystery Thing: Elegant Rose Focals

Ready to play a new round of Guess The Mystery Thing?  Me, too!  Look at this beautiful rose necklace:



And this other necklace, and this ring:



Oh, and some earrings, too.



What on earth is the original source for these delicate, delightful fleurs?  I will say, this is kind of a strange one - I'm not sure anyone will get it unless they have actually seen this item in person.  Good luck, everyone.

Reminder: we are playing on the honor system, dearies.   Noooooo peeking until you have a guess.  Only then may you scroll.

Ready?  Think you know it?

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Aaaand the answer is...tada!



The world's most ornamental iPhone case.  From the dollar store!!!  (The 99 Cents Only store, to be exact.)  They are made of silicone.  Can you believe how pretty they are?  They come in a bunch of yummy colors.  With some careful cutting, I harvested three different size roses from each case.



Cool, eh?  I am partial to the ring, although it's such a strange green and goes with nothing I own.  But it looks spectacular on.



Here's a tip on using silicone items in jewelry making.  Learned this the hard way!  Do not use a sharp object to poke a hole for jump rings.  Over time, the poked hole will split, and your piece will fissure/disintegrate/fail spectacularly.  (This won't happen for about a year - you will be lulled into thinking you made a wonderful jewel - then RIIIIIP!)  So what to do?  You can't melt a hole - they make fireproof potholders out of this stuff.  Answer: punch a smooth-edged hole with a leather punch.

That's what I did with the earrings above, as well as this dangly necklace:




So now I want to hear what you guys thought it was...anybody get this one?  What was your guess?


6 comments:

  1. Lovely necklaces - the last one is really gorgeous with all the enamel discs. I was partially right. I guessed that it was a silicon stamp (mould) used for working with resin or soap work. But never seen a phone case like this before. But this $1 phone case is super duper cool

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  2. I thought Playdough. Love these! Would make cute magnets too.
    Hugs,
    Sheila

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  3. How pretty...I most certainly did not guess! Leave it to you to harvest phone cases!

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  4. Didn't guess it - but wow I'm headed to the dollar store!

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  5. I didn't even come close. I thought they were candy, but then again I'm always thinking about food, lol. You got us!!

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  6. It looked like clay to me but I knew it would be something interesting you found. I would have never guessed a cell phone case.

    Do you plan on posting any more pictures of the "mini ranch"? I'm curious to see how that's going.

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