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kome
01-10-2006, 09:25 PM
I :heart: these. I spent 2.5 hours at the store today trying to decide how to make the darned things, and finally.. an idea struck me! I was holding it in my hand the entire time, but I never thought of it. :??

These were soooo much fun to see getting put together. No stitch marker looks alike and they are soooo colorful. I love them.

I am definately willing to make more if anyone is interested. Very easy to change the size of them as well, though as viewed they're on a size 11 US needle. I don't like to make normal things. They always need to have a little *SHABAM* here or there, or something that makes you go, "Whaaa???"

So yeah. What do ya think??? This is giving me soooo many more ideas now. I need to buy smaller plyers too so I can fix the ends so they won't stick to anything, but that's easy. Ideas, Ideas, IDEAS! Vlahahahahaha....

misstialouise
01-10-2006, 09:34 PM
They're lovely! :D

KellyK
01-10-2006, 09:35 PM
VERRRRY cute! You'll just have to make sure they done SNAGGG anything....

kome
01-10-2006, 09:49 PM
VERRRRY cute! You'll just have to make sure they done SNAGGG anything....

They'll be fine. I can easily fix the ends for these, and the next ones I make will be made differently so that won't be a problem at all. :happydance:

And thanks! I love them!!! Hehehehe.

humblestumble
01-11-2006, 04:19 AM
cute! I love all the colors! (And I just bought some clover markers today...lol)

njknitter
01-11-2006, 10:06 AM
Very beautiful and creative!

Calabaza
01-11-2006, 10:29 AM
Those are soo awesome!!!!! But how do they work???? I mean I know they are for marking Stiches but how do you get them off when your done with your project?

kome
01-11-2006, 02:29 PM
Those are soo awesome!!!!! But how do they work???? I mean I know they are for marking Stiches but how do you get them off when your done with your project?

They just go from needle to needle. That's how I was told stitch markers work. I can always fix them if I need to I guess. Even the ones you buy at the store are closed like this, and they're plastic and fuuuuugly. Hehe.

knitncook
01-11-2006, 06:53 PM
Those are awesome!! Have fun knitting with them!

partydiva
01-12-2006, 06:15 AM
Your stitch markers are very cute. I agree with you about the ones at the store. When I bought my knitting kit I didn't know what they were. They looked like something that is leftover from DIY furniture! :roflhard: I have never used stitch markers before but whenever I get around to it, I want mine to be cute as well.

foldedbird
01-12-2006, 06:43 AM
Did you use the black craft wire from a craft store or Wal-Fart? The enamel comes off of it in flakes...ew! Another bad thing about enameled wire, it usually has just copper wire underneath the enamel. Once it's exposed, copper tarnishes very quickly...tarnish + natural fiber yarn=baaad.

If you used something like "artistic wire" made by wild wire or wig jig, etc. you should be in the clear, the color is usually added in the heating process of the wire, vs. the other stuff that's dipped in paint.

Good luck!
D

dustinac
01-12-2006, 09:43 AM
very cute!!! :thumbsup:

kome
01-13-2006, 08:35 PM
Did you use the black craft wire from a craft store or Wal-Fart? The enamel comes off of it in flakes...ew! Another bad thing about enameled wire, it usually has just copper wire underneath the enamel. Once it's exposed, copper tarnishes very quickly...tarnish + natural fiber yarn=baaad.

If you used something like "artistic wire" made by wild wire or wig jig, etc. you should be in the clear, the color is usually added in the heating process of the wire, vs. the other stuff that's dipped in paint.

Good luck!
D

Actually I purchased this wire at Jo-Ann's, and yes, it came off while I was shoving beads on, but only because I shoved them on being as the whole was barely big enough.

I'm not looking to see the color anyways. The beads cover up all the wire except for the ends, which I can always cover with clear glue. :) Thank you for the heads up though!

ecuzzacrea
01-13-2006, 11:19 PM
those are very cool! :heart:

i'm really into beading and make all kinds of jewelry, but never thought about making stitch markers. just another thing to do i guess!!!

foldedbird
01-14-2006, 12:14 AM
No problem!!! I just re-read my post, and I feel that I may have come off sounding a little harsh. If I did, please forgive me... was very tired when I wrote that! Honestly just trying to help & save you from the torment I went through when I first started with wire!

I wish you luck in all your wire & bead endeavors (oh god, please let me spell!)... isn't it SO MUCH FUN???

D

foldedbird
01-14-2006, 12:17 AM
those are very cool! :heart:

i'm really into beading and make all kinds of jewelry, but never thought about making stitch markers. just another thing to do i guess!!!

Oh wow... your avatar is kind of creeping me out! Do you have a close relative in the UK? If not, you may have a long lost twin! Check out http://www.annarella.co.uk! Maybe its the glasses, but to me you look SO much alike!!!

kome
01-14-2006, 06:27 PM
No problem!!! I just re-read my post, and I feel that I may have come off sounding a little harsh. If I did, please forgive me... was very tired when I wrote that! Honestly just trying to help & save you from the torment I went through when I first started with wire!

I wish you luck in all your wire & bead endeavors (oh god, please let me spell!)... isn't it SO MUCH FUN???

D

You were fine! Don't worry! :)

And thank you. It really IS a lot of fun. Now I want to make jewelry too! *siiiigh* Not enough money and time!

ecuzzacrea
01-14-2006, 08:41 PM
those are very cool! :heart:

i'm really into beading and make all kinds of jewelry, but never thought about making stitch markers. just another thing to do i guess!!!

Oh wow... your avatar is kind of creeping me out! Do you have a close relative in the UK? If not, you may have a long lost twin! Check out http://www.annarella.co.uk! Maybe its the glasses, but to me you look SO much alike!!!

looks like she has the purple version of my glasses, but i don't think we look ANYTHING alike. weird. ;)

foldedbird
01-15-2006, 01:30 PM
Maybe I'm crazy.... :roflhard:

rebecca
01-15-2006, 05:21 PM
:heart: your stitch markers...very cool

Ingrid
01-15-2006, 05:27 PM
Rebecca! What are you doing out of bed!!

Re the stitch markers--I usually used loops of yarn, but I'm loving the ones I bought! Some of my students asked why I had jewelry on my knitting and Ryan asked if I added them to make my knitting more beautiful! :D

foldedbird
01-15-2006, 06:35 PM
Rebecca! What are you doing out of bed!!

Re the stitch markers--I usually used loops of yarn, but I'm loving the ones I bought! Some of my students asked why I had jewelry on my knitting and Ryan asked if I added them to make my knitting more beautiful! :D

Awww! :heart: :inlove:

Ashley_1256
02-07-2006, 01:13 AM
:shock: Those would make great bracelets a larger one a necklace........ huh
I'll have to make a few of those lol :lol: