I was fine. I really was. But I DID go to the bead shop. I DID make some markers. I use them. I am very happy. Good tip, everybody!
I do not say I will never use my loops anymore (they are really pracitcal when you mark stitches further down. And they are light, can not break, cost nothing when they get lost... ) but the heavy ones are nice for the project I am working on.