Hi, all! Last week I posted a Guess The Mystery thing challenge. I wondered how many of you could identify the weird little found object in these upcycled necklaces:
The Mystery Thing is that silvery, oval shield-like item. Does it look a teeny bit familiar...or not? Take a sec to think about, fix your guess in your mind.
Okay, then - time to reveal The Thing. Ready...set...scroll!
I have to say, you people are hella smart. Comments on the challenge post were running about 90% correct! I am very impressed.
And the answer is...
It's the plastic shield that protects a stick of deodorant.
Did you guess it? If so, you are awesome. To everyone who commented last time: thanks for playing, guys!
Want to DIY? Here's a mini tutorial.
To adapt the shield for jewelry, you need one quick trick that allows it to lie flat when worn. It's this: use wire snippers to trim off a bit of the curve in back. Like so:
Next steps: I melted holes in the flanges, spray painted everything silver, and added two jump rings for attaching a necklace. Here's what it looks like in back so you can see what I mean.
See, not hard at all! After that, I had a delightful time embellishing with elephants, dragons and frogs.
For attaching the animals, I made some extra holes, strategically placed, and simply wired them on.
Since my teeny critters are made of rubber, I didn't trust adhesive to hold. More about these cuties in my next post...elephants, dragons and frogs, oh my.
See you then!
OH my goodness - you find a use for everything Mich - this is awesome!!!ReplyDelete
this is very clever, I am curious to see how the back looksReplyDelete
I was way off, but this was sure a fun one. Clever, clever, clever.ReplyDelete
They were right! I cannot wait for the next mystery thing challenge!ReplyDelete
Very smart. Another fun mystery challenge. I am glad to see the cute mini DIY. Can't wait to see whats next ;)ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend!
I would never have guessed in a million years - thats fab!ReplyDelete
Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this on my Round Tuit post this week!
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Thanks again for linking up to A Round Tuit Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
Wow! That is awesome! I would have never guessed that. I was thinking an eyeglass lens.ReplyDelete