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Old 04-22-2006, 11:54 PM   #1
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Those who make your own decorative stitch markers...
What gauge wire do you use? Do you use a jump ring and then hang the beads from a separate wire? Make the ring out of the wire? Guess I better go browsing and see how it's done!

I recently sorted out my craft tote and found a bunch of beads and stuff I hadn't used since my college days (let's just say that was in the last century ) and thought they would be great to use for making my own stitch markers. Now it's just a matter of finding the time to do it!
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Old 04-23-2006, 01:16 AM   #2
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I have used jump rings, but I like using one half of a toggle the best (now what to do with the other part of the toggle I have no idea!)
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Old 04-23-2006, 02:43 AM   #3
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in the buy/sell/swap section of this forum I saw some for salethat were made with craft wire.
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I use premade rings, that are little spirals(I guess jump rings are just the rings, right?). Then I use little head pins to pu the beads on. Since I'm too cheap to buy any tools I bend the end around the ring with a pair of scissors and my fingernails
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I also prefer half of the toggle- it's got a nice clean finish look to it, I think.
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http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml?C...&source=search

Like the circle part of one of these doodads?

Could you use the straight end for the other end of the marker, or do you think it would get stuck between stitches? :thinking: So it would be like a bracelet with four beads on it.
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thats an idea gardenmommy...I think it'd work okay...
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Old 04-23-2006, 02:05 PM   #8
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I've never made them and when I asked once I was told it was a secret. :rollseyes:

Anyhoo...you can get toggles way cheaper than Joanns if you buy online or maybe at a bead store. Here's an example.
I wonder if they come in different sizes... :thinking:
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http://www.firemountaingems.com/Sear...le&Shop_Page=2

Here's more toggles than you can shake a stick at, looks like some come in larger sizes, and there are some very nice decorative ones too!
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Lobster clasps can be nice too because you can actually hook them to a stitch. I don't have a source - it's just an idea that I saw someone else execute.
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