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starburst
12-20-2007, 11:59 PM
I was inspired by Artlady's post and decided to make my own stitch markers. This is what I have come up with so far:

my first set:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2410/2125547999_07f304025f.jpg?v=0

The start of my second set:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2392/2125546867_7b1166cc07.jpg?v=0

I'm getting better at the wraps, so I might want to redo the first set once I'm all done. I bought 4 different bead types two like the first set (greeny-blue and fuscia) and two like the second set, jade and amethyst. I plan on giving one of the sets to the friend who taught me to knit because I know she likes pretty stitch markers but she doesn't want to pay for them :teehee:

MerigoldinWA
12-21-2007, 12:04 AM
Pretty bangles! Will make a neat gift for your knitting teacher.

ArtLady1981
12-21-2007, 12:13 AM
THEY ARE JUST SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL! :cheering: I am so happy I took the time to do all those photos! Thanks for sharing your beauties with us!

Hugs,

Artlady

starburst
12-21-2007, 12:15 AM
Oh, you have no idea! I sat there with your thread and went step by step through the pictures until I finished my first one.

saracidaltendencies
12-21-2007, 12:15 AM
Oooh, those are really pretty!

chrislt8
12-21-2007, 01:27 AM
Oh those are very pretty - love the blue ones! ArtLady taught me too...I did just the same thing going through each step - thanks again ArtLady!

ecb
12-21-2007, 02:12 AM
I make mine wrapping the tips of the pinwire arround a cheep old metal straight needle, then I can make the loops different sizes. I tend to use size 15, 10.5/11 and 8, they work well, I also have some that have smaller loops on the ends, so they can even be used for the smaller needles like sock needles.

ecb

yarnfreak
12-21-2007, 03:53 AM
Those are really pretty.

starburst
12-21-2007, 04:20 AM
Here are the final two sets!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2354/2125894719_e84e669c69.jpg?v=0

and this one is for my friend

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2266/2125893527_969e2c0c48.jpg?v=0

WandaT
12-21-2007, 07:30 AM
Very pretty!! It's addicting isn't it? Lord, I think my BAS (Bead Acquisition Syndrome) is almost as bad as my YAS (Yarn Acquisition Syndrome)!!!!!

Abbily
12-21-2007, 11:31 AM
Those are gorgeous! I don't know how I missed it, but would someone please tell me where to find Artlady's stitch marker directions? :)

Sharly
12-21-2007, 12:55 PM
Those are great! I know your friend will be thrilled to receive them!

ArtLady1981
12-21-2007, 08:13 PM
Oh those are very pretty - love the blue ones! ArtLady taught me too...I did just the same thing going through each step - thanks again ArtLady!

:notworthy: You are most welcome! I was pleasantly surprised at how many KH-ers were inspired and motivated to make their own stitch markers from my little photo tutorial! It made it all worth the while.

Since then, I learned how to re-size my photos before posting them into Photobucket...so that the photos load more quickly on your screen. My apologies to those of you who have dial-up and the photos take so long to load. I know many areas in the USA and around the world don't have access to high speed internet. When we move to Eastern Washington in a few years, I dread the dial-up access...but that is all there is over there. :cry: But I will be grateful for access of any kind!

I came online AFTER high speed was available, and it's all I know... with the exeption of one summer, I used my husband's Verizon cell phone as a modem connected to my laptop. It was dialup internet access, of course. Gads. It took so long to open email...I gave up opening anything except necessary business email...and I drained 3-9 hour batteries in less than a week. So annoying I never did it again. :eyes: I just wait til we get back to town.

ArtLady1981
12-21-2007, 08:16 PM
Those are gorgeous! I don't know how I missed it, but would someone please tell me where to find Artlady's stitch marker directions? :)

HERE (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=62912&page=4)is a direct link to page 4 for the Custom Stitch Markers photo tutorial! So happy you can use the little photo tutorial! I went on over there a second ago, and I see that you found me...but I posted here anyways!