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Old 07-27-2007, 08:32 PM   #11
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Oh, Artlady! your work!

Yes, I wanted some pretty jewelery for my knitting too. And I got stung seriously by the stitchmarker beading bug just this April...
I'll have to post you a picture later of some of the stuff.

However, if you're looking for more supplies (soldered jump rings, beads, etc), Fusion Beads is a store in Seattle and they also sell online with no shipping fees(!). They have ALL SORTS of stuff...
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Old 07-27-2007, 08:37 PM   #12
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Old 07-27-2007, 09:17 PM   #13
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Oriental Trading....Simply Beads
I don't know if you have ever heard of the Oriental Trading Company, but they sell tons of stationary, school, and craft supplies. They have an entire section jusst for beading. The prices seem to be pretty good.

www.orientaltrading.com. Click the craft & hobbies section to get to the Simply Beads section.
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Old 07-28-2007, 12:19 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
These are gorgeous! I don't know how you get that wrap so tight!
Hi'ya Jan!

Some of my earlier creations were really a bust. I did and re-did the "wraps". I finally got the hang of it just recently!

I use 3" Sterling Silver thin/fine gauge head pins...they wrap like butter. The heavier gauge metal head pins are a beast to work with for stitch markers.

Thanks for your compliments everyone!

I had to go down to the Blue Iris Bead shop tonight to get those soldered silver jumprings...and got some more headpins while I was there. I have had 18 beads I've been meaning to get to...so...I was in the mood today.

Here are the vintage crystal beads that were a necklace I have had for at least 45 years. I remember wearing this necklace to a Coronation Ball at O'Dea High School with my DH back in 1962! (I was a baby, of course! )


Here is the full set of 10 Swarovski crystal squares markers.


Here is a set of 8 large blue porcelain beads...they complete the "set" I posted earlier.

Here is a set of 10 red glass beads that I did up today.
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Old 07-28-2007, 12:21 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by REVS View Post
Oh, Artlady! your work!

Yes, I wanted some pretty jewelery for my knitting too. And I got stung seriously by the stitchmarker beading bug just this April...
I'll have to post you a picture later of some of the stuff.

However, if you're looking for more supplies (soldered jump rings, beads, etc), Fusion Beads is a store in Seattle and they also sell online with no shipping fees(!). They have ALL SORTS of stuff...
Hi'ya REVS!

Thanks so much for the link to Fusion!

I will eagerly await your photos! I love to see other's work!
Thanks again!
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Originally Posted by LibraryLady View Post
ahem...

If you's gonna get hooked on beads 'n things, I guess I'd better not tell you 'bout Shipwreck Beads, self proclaimed largest bead selection in the world, it's 'bout an hour south of you/me. (depending on traffic) I-5 take the Marvin Road exit (first one after you come up out of the Nisqually Flats)

It's a vewy vewy dangerous place.

I has ta take da next exit when visitin' my gf - udderwise I get suuuuucked in there!

But I'm not gonna tell ya, nope, hunh unh, not gonna do dat! Wouldn't want ta have a fellow KH'er infected by dat place!



ETA: gorgeous work, btw, I love it!

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Hi'ya LibraryLady!

Oh, I know all about Shipwreck Beads, although I have managed to stay out of there so far! My DD is pestering me to take a trip with her down there! She lives in Tacoma. She wants to take jewelry classes! I saw it from the off-ramp two Saturdays ago. I had to do an art show down in Olympia...and that was me exit...only I turned Right onto Marvin instead of Left...which is the direction of Shipwreck! Soooo close. Phew!

I have this Saturday off...no art shows booked....and I tried to call her today to see if she wants to go there with me tomorrow. Her DH can watch the two little girls for us!

Oh yikes. If she can....I may be in trouble!

As it is...Blue Iris Beads is located about 4 blocks from my house. Now THAT IS DANGEROUS!
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Originally Posted by misstialouise View Post
Lovely!

Welcome to the addiction that is stitch markers... I've made about 20 sets, most of which have sold to friends for swaps or for their own use. I'm thinking of starting a line and selling them through Etsy and my LYS.
Hi Misstialouise!

Let me know how you do...selling through Etsy (what is that?) and your LYS!

My LYS sold their stitch markers for about $50 per set of 10 back 4 years ago. Yipes. They were made of silver findings and crystals. Kinda spendy...but I treated myself to a few sets I must confess.

Making them can be spendy, too...for crystals, etc. It is nice to get hold of vintage beads. It cuts down on costs.

However, I spent $64 tonight at the Blue Iris, just for 40 silver head pins and 40 silver jumprings. Yipes. Didn't get one new bead, although I did look! I had too many beads at home, that have been "on hold" for a year.
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Originally Posted by Mulderknitter View Post
Wow artlady! congrats to you for your unending creativity! I swear every time u post it is always something new and fantastic!
I have been to stores and thought about the making stitch marker thing, the question I have is where do u find the ring part that u attatch to the beads? I was never able to figure that out
Hi Mulder!

Do you mean the actual silver ring that slides onto the needle? If so, they call that a "jumpring". I buy the "soldered" jumprings...and I prefer sterling silver. There are two sizes of jumprings that will fit perfectly onto knitting needles sizes 0-10.

There are larger jumprings (saw them tonight at the Blue Iris) that would fit US11 and up...but they have some carving/detailing on them and they cost $5 per ring! Choke! I don't think so! I will continue to use the big turquoise-blue plastic stitch markers for my bigger needles.
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Misstialouise wrote:


Welcome to the addiction that is stitch markers... I've made about 20 sets, most of which have sold to friends for swaps or for their own use. I'm thinking of starting a line and selling them through Etsy and my LYS.

I'm glad that you enjoy making stitch markers- it would be interesting to know if you ever got around to trying out the free set of Countonknit stitch markers I sent you - the ones you received 12 months ago from me, on the understanding that you would review them and get back to me.
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