New stitch markers

I’m part of a community called stitchswap – we make and trade stitch markers.

These are cloisonne beads; it’s great, because they’re substantial without being too heavy.


They’re about the size of lima beans.

The bigger one with the fancier design, is an end-of-round marker; I like to make sets with one “key” marker, so that I can mark repeats in a pattern with the smaller ones, and the ends of a section with the larger one.

17 replies
  1. omenode
    omenode says:

    So many people overlook the beauty in the small. Not you, thankfully.The patience of a saint you must be in possession of. Thanks for sharing.

  2. mys_ebrel
    mys_ebrel says:

    wait a sec. you *made* those?

    from the looks of the above comments you did, but i want to be clear. thats amazing. i don’t know if i’d have the patience to make something so detailed and so small.

    is there going to be a TV special on these by chance 😉

  3. selkie_b
    selkie_b says:

    Those are gorgeous!

    I didn’t know about that community… may have to check it out – I get so many lovely shines from that I make my own markers and I’m starting to really get the hang of it.

  4. niamh_sage
    niamh_sage says:

    Those’d make some jolly nice earrings. They’re gorgeous 😀 And once again, something I didn’t even know existed. I’m learning a lot from your journal!

  5. hatchepsut
    hatchepsut says:

    oh fun!

    at school recently me and peer went to a downtown yarn store, we it was kind of a bust, but she suggested heading over to this top secret bead store just a few blocks away.

    we ended up being a few minutes late for class just because the store was that amazing!!! it was filled with little boxes and drawers and containers with all sorts of magical and inspiring beads!

    i endind up purchasing some in hopes that i would make the perfect project for them!

  6. unluckymonkey
    unluckymonkey says:

    Oh gorgeous! I’m afraid I’ve never gotten into pretty stitchmarkers. I find them to be too girly for my manly self. 😉 I use anything that’s plastic and slides well. Since I sometimes make jewelry I thought it might be nice to make some but it’s been a while…maybe I never will go prettypretty. :0 anyway TOOO gorgeous!

  7. greyfortholly
    greyfortholly says:

    Want to learn cloissone after silver smithing

    If they were made a tiny bit bigger with a weight in them they would make gorgeous table cloth clips for patio tables. Are you and the artidst of these spectacular beads familiar with these sorts of clips?

  8. admin
    admin says:

    Re: Want to learn cloissone after silver smithing

    I know what you’re talking about – the artist of the beads, I don’t know. I got them at a bead shop.

  9. Melissa
    Melissa says:

    I’m so glad I found this blog. I need stitch markers and they are so expensive. Now I can buy the materials and give my kid sister something to do, smile.
    Thank you!

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