Having decided to take a weekly look at creativity, I could think of no better place to start than at
Here is the fabulous Michelle:
I discovered Michelle's blog a couple of years ago when I stumbled upon her feature:
In these posts - Michelle creates beautiful, imaginative and quirky jewellery from the most unbelievable objects and items.
She will show you the finished jewellery - and the idea is that the readers have to guess what the jewellery is made from - someone who guesses correctly will win the jewellery!
Here's some examples of things she has made:
(notice Michelle is wearing some of these stunning rings in her picture above!)
The clip on part of plastic hair rollers - to cute pendants:
These gorgeous golden bird drop earrings..
Or pretty bird pendants:
Dollar store swizzle sticks:
Really her imagination and creativity knows no bounds.
But I have to say I'm equally as impressed with some of the creative guesses that some of her readers come up with as to what the jewellery is made from .
For example - Michelle challenged her readers to guess what the pretty leaves on this necklace were made from:
Here are some of the guesses:
Marie: melted down false fingernails?
Square Feet: shed snakeskin.
Peaches: aardvark toenails.
Kerry: leaves from a plastic tree you have growing in the back yard.
Lisbonlioness: I do realize that Gollum is an unwholesome fellow, but pulling out his toenails is just...wrong. Plus, this necklace will smell faintly of algae and will be a tad slimy to the touch. Have you no heart, woman?
Anne P: you have cast a spell on some beautiful leaf and frozen it, like magic!
In fact, they were made from this...
I know! Amazing hey?
I find myself now looking at the oddest things in strange ways wondering what pretty things they could be turned into!
There is a great quote by Andy Warhol that I think perfectly describes just what Michelle does:
“You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore
you suddenly thrill you.”
Michelle has the creativity and talent to turn the most boring item into something totally thrilling!
I am in awe of Michelle's creativity - and try to pop over to her blog whenever I can to read her posts - and particularly her 'Guess the Mystery Thing' posts, although I often find my own creativity sadly lacking when I can't guess or even invent a creative guess to explain the transformation!!
So if you want to flex your creative muscles, head on over to
Have a good browse around, say hello to Michelle, and see if you can guess any of her mystery jewellery sources!!
Thanks Michelle for letting me feature you and your amazing talent here today! Can't wait to see what you make next!