Friday, February 20, 2015

Guess The Mystery Thing: Silver Flower Stamen

Well, isn't that a learned post title?  Yes, this Guess the Mystery Thing challenge is about a stamen - you know, those little antennae-looking jobbies in the center of a flower.

Wanna play?  Take a look at my pretty homemade presentation box:







The Mystery Thing is the silver stamen.  What are those antennae-looking jobbies?  Ooh, so familiar looking...



We're going to do a scroll down reveal, so don't peek until you think you know what it is.  Oh, and this is also a double Mystery Thing - can you identify the white petals?  I love making these candle-burned flowers, but hate cutting fabric circles, so I have a little shortcut.  Bonus points if you can guess both items!

Thinking cap plugged in?  Wheels turning?  Playing the Final Jeopardy tune in your head?  Okay, if you're ready - let's scroll!

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The answer is...tada!



Earnuts!  (For clueless dudes and non-pierced-eared people, they go on the backs of post earrings.)

I unrolled three of them slightly, like so:



Then I stacked 'em on a headpin to make my silvery flower stamen.



Isn't that fun?  Find those stray earnuts at the bottom of your jewelry box and give it a try.

Now for the bonus question: how did I cheat the flower circles?  Answer:



Rose petals from the dollar store wedding section.  True, I have to trim them a bit to get different sizes, but it really cuts down on that fabric-circle-cutting labor.

Okay, scout's honor - did you guess either Mystery Thing?  Do tell!
 


9 comments:

  1. I got the flower petals right! :D
    But I would never have guessed the earnuts (funny word btw). I like you flowers, they're great!

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    1. Oh, thank you, Centi! I agree, earnuts sounds weird...and a little bit gross, hee hee.

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  2. No...I have to admit I did not! I also did not know those things were called earnuts. I always just called them earring back thingies. LOL!

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  3. Oh Lovely flower and a super nice silver stamen, well done. You are amazing dear Mich :)

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  4. The ear ring stopper idea is genius - only you can come up with ideas like this

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  5. Okay I'll admit I didn't guess either one. They are fabulous ideas!! Way to go. I may just have to craft-lift these ideas.... Love ya' Patricia B

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    1. Thanks, Patricia - lift away! "Craftlifting" is the best word ever - you should copyright it!

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  6. You got me on both of them. Now I'll never think of earring nuts the same way again...so much prettier on a flower than on the back of my ears. I have a guess for what the pretty box is made with. Does that count?

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  7. You got me on both....I knew both looked so familiar. Very clever! Is the box from The Laughing Cow cheese?

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