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Anne Ricketts
10-05-2005, 07:57 PM
Hi there, new kid here! I was wondering if ya'll could help me? I make glass beads for a living and I want to make some row markers for my mom who teaches knitting. I was wondering if anyone has any pics of some so I could get an idea how these things work? I'm a beginner knitter and can now purl thanks to Amy's video! :happydance: Thanks for your help!

10-05-2005, 08:16 PM
Hi! Welcome!!!!

I don't have any pictures, but i am a beader, too. Here's what I have done:
Use a head pin to "string" a dangle --like a smallish bead, then a crystal, and another smaller bead-- and make a wrapped loop at the top. Then, use an EXTRA LONG heavyish gauge (16 or 18) eye pin, and put the dangle on the loop. Then add a few more beads to the shaft of the pin, but not too many because you want to leave PLENTY of the shaft to make a large circle at the top to go around the needle. You can use a ring gauge if you have one that is small enough, or a pencil or a 1/4 in dowell... I was afraid to use my knitting needles to bend the loop because I didn't want to dent/scratch/mess them up. Anyway, bend the shaft into a large circle and solder it shut. Viola!

Actually, that's a row marker, not a stitch marker :doh:

I do have pictures on KH of some row counter bracelets I made--Kk the searching genius can find them and post a link! (right KK?)

10-05-2005, 08:18 PM
If you Google Images and type in 'stitch markers' many pictures come up. I was going to post some but there are a lot.


10-05-2005, 08:18 PM
Hi Anne!
Welcome to the forum! You might check this (http://www.knitpicks.com/tools/tools_home.asp?wci=accessory_list&searchtype=Category&categories='4212'&titleName=Place%20Markings)out to get some ideas.

Anne Ricketts
10-05-2005, 09:44 PM
Thanks for the replys ya'll! I can't wait to make some for my mom!

10-06-2005, 12:04 AM
Welcome! I love beaded stitch holders. They are so pretty! * :thinking: time to get into beading... :doh:


Enjoy your stay here!

10-06-2005, 12:11 AM
Welcome, Anne!! :waving:

10-06-2005, 02:14 AM
Nice to meet you, Anne! I am sure you'll love it here!

Sorry I can't help with the marker question, but would love to see some when you're finished with them!

Anne Ricketts
10-06-2005, 07:55 AM
I'll be sure to post a pic when I get them done! :thumbsup:

10-06-2005, 09:04 AM
:balloons: Welcome Anne! These are a great bunch of folks! Look forward to seeing your bead markers!

southern maine

10-06-2005, 09:24 AM
:waving: Hi, Anne. Welcome!

Anne Ricketts
10-06-2005, 10:14 AM
One question for ya'll! Are the loops closed or do they need to be open a bit? If I use the wire I think I would have to close them off when I wire wrap the beads on.

10-06-2005, 10:19 AM
HI Anne!:waving:
i've made a few beaded stitch markers. i don't know why i never took a pic. but i love beads and the stitch markers i've seen are so pretty whic inspired me to make my own... the prolly have to many beads on them thou!! :oops:

10-06-2005, 10:29 AM
Hello Anne, I recognozed your area, My favorite dealer for my dolls lives there. Welcome.

10-06-2005, 10:39 AM
Here's a site I came across http://chrisknits.blog-city.com/beaded_stitch_markers_2.htm

I made ONE stitch maker. I pinched my finger with the plyers--bloodblister. :help: OUCH :oops: It even hurt to knit a little.

But the website was very helpful. :thumbsup:

10-06-2005, 10:45 AM
ok i went and took a pic. i'm missing one... one of my kids prolly got it. anyway heres a pic of them... they aren't as good as i want because i couldn't find a ring big enough so i just used wire for the whole thing.

10-06-2005, 11:24 AM
Glad you asked that Anne coz I want to make some too. Just got a bunch of beads for a shrug and have thousands left over so I'll be interested to see how yours turn out!

10-06-2005, 12:03 PM
Denise (FoldedBird) has a bunch of neat stitch markers too... ask her to show you them sometime.

Anne Ricketts
10-29-2005, 01:59 PM
Well here is what my mom is getting for Christmas this year! Just finished them up this morning. I made the beads (except for the small clear ones ;) )and then added the sterling wire. Hope she likes them!

10-29-2005, 09:09 PM
Very nice gift. I like your name it has a ring to it. Sounds like an author or maybe an actress.

Anne Ricketts
10-30-2005, 12:29 AM
Thank you! :D

10-31-2005, 11:24 AM
Hi Anne,
Your stitch markers are beautiful!! :thumbsup: I'm sure your mom will love them!