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Old 07-28-2007, 08:08 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by chrislt8 View Post
Oh thank you Artlady, thank you, thank you, thank you! I have your instructions printed out and a trip to my local craft shop is definitely on the agenda for tomorrow.

This time I expect to actually come home with the "fixings"!
You are very very welcome! Post photos of your first stitch marker!

And, if you need more help with any of the steps...let me know. That is why I "numbered" the photos...so you can inquire about a certain photo and what it means.

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Old 07-28-2007, 09:51 PM   #42
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Thanks so much for the info ArtLady. As I mentioned before I have been wanting to make my own stitch markers for a while, but have not had the time to venture into it.
Your information has inspired me to start shopping for the necessary tools and accessories.

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Old 07-28-2007, 10:37 PM   #43
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I have jumprings but they have a gap which if you squeeze too hard trying to close it it overlaps ...Is it the headpins you put thru the bead then wrap it around itself?

Love your markers
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Old 07-28-2007, 10:53 PM   #44
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oh wow..
i just read the great tutorial for making your markers..
i see i need to buy other jump rings.....
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Old 07-29-2007, 01:44 AM   #45
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Well shucks...thanks!
Thanks for the compliments! I didn't think of it as a tutorial! But, if it actually helps folks take the steps towards a finished stitch marker, then I guess the old saying applies: "If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck...it IS A DUCK!"

Glad to be of help, as many have been to me as well!
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Wow artlady the stitch-markers are really really pretty...
Actually I didn't know such a thing as a stitch marker existed until a few days ago when I borrowed a book about shadow-knitting at the library. The thing is that my lys doesn't sell any sort of stitch-markers at all so I tried with safety-pins, which isn't to be recommended since they are way too bulky. In the end I did find something that worked rather well, chopped off pieces of drinking-straw, not very pretty but rather effective for 3 to 4 mm needles.
Now after seeing yours I'll definitly make some pretty ones!
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Old 07-29-2007, 12:35 PM   #47
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Wow artlady the stitch-markers are really really pretty...
Actually I didn't know such a thing as a stitch marker existed until a few days ago when I borrowed a book about shadow-knitting at the library. The thing is that my lys doesn't sell any sort of stitch-markers at all so I tried with safety-pins, which isn't to be recommended since they are way too bulky. In the end I did find something that worked rather well, chopped off pieces of drinking-straw, not very pretty but rather effective for 3 to 4 mm needles.
Now after seeing yours I'll definitly make some pretty ones!
Another thing I used for stitch markers (got the idea from another forum) YARN STITCH MARKERS! Let's say you are knitting with 4mm needles. Take a 6mm needles to use as a template, and a tie contrasting yarn bit around the needle to make a "yarn stitch marker". Cinch the knot tightly, clip off the excess yarn, and I even put a drop of "Fray Check" on each little knot. Slide each stitch marker off the needle as you create them..and Voila! you have as many stitch markers as you need! I even saved mine homemade yarn markers! They are cute little buggers! And they worked great! Quiet, too!
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Old 07-29-2007, 01:31 PM   #48
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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.
Really? Let me know if you do sell in your LYS...you might have a customer...
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Well - I went to Michael's to get the bits and pieces. Even though at first glance it looks like they have a lot, I wasn't very successful - largest size closed jump rings were 6mm (guess I could use them for size 3 needles and down (maybe)?). Longest head pins were 2"....guess that's okay with smaller beads...I'm going to look on-line for the supplies in the right sizes. Did take a stab at making one, pretty funky wrapping but it is a start. Once I get a couple made I'll take some pics.
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Thank you Artlady. I now think I can make my own stitch markers. You made it so clear. Now if I can find a store near me with the makings!!!How kind of you to help us all.
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