Go Back   This Blue Marble, a Global Current Events Discussion Forum > Our Homestead > Crafts > Other Crafts

Other Crafts A place to share your creative side: artwork, photos, crafts, or whatever tickles your fancy!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-01-2012, 12:57 PM   #1
Arianwen
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Talking Make your own stitch markers



They're ugly, but I made 'em last night. I am still learning!
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2012, 02:49 PM   #2
flourbug
Don't wrestle with a pig. The pig enjoys it and you get muddy.
 
flourbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: LOL, Florida!
Posts: 25,519
Thanks: 6,388
Thanked 10,688 Times in 4,657 Posts
Cute!

My youngest DD likes to make jewelry. She uses semi precious stone beads, swarovski crystals, and makes her own lampworked beads, and uses pure silver findings. She goes to a few local stores and also gets a lot of her supplies here: http://www.firemountaingems.com/ Order their catalog and let the drooling begin.

btw, did you know you can add beads to your knitted items?
flourbug is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to flourbug For This Useful Post:
Old 01-01-2012, 06:28 PM   #3
D. Gale
Senior Level 3
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,808
Thanks: 1,323
Thanked 1,703 Times in 712 Posts
Ari, make sure you have some kind of swatch you're testing those on. You don't want any little rough edges or wires that can catch on the yarn and cause problems. Also, be sure they're not too heavy -- the first batch I made were really pretty, but they were way too heavy to actually use! Try some with just one or two beads instead of 4 or 5.

It's fun making your own, isn't it?
D. Gale is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to D. Gale For This Useful Post:
Old 01-01-2012, 06:59 PM   #4
Arianwen
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by flourbug View Post
Cute!

My youngest DD likes to make jewelry. She uses semi precious stone beads, swarovski crystals, and makes her own lampworked beads, and uses pure silver findings. She goes to a few local stores and also gets a lot of her supplies here: http://www.firemountaingems.com/ Order their catalog and let the drooling begin.

btw, did you know you can add beads to your knitted items?
I've seen that done, yes.

---------- Post added at 03:59 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:58 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by D. Gale View Post
Ari, make sure you have some kind of swatch you're testing those on. You don't want any little rough edges or wires that can catch on the yarn and cause problems. Also, be sure they're not too heavy -- the first batch I made were really pretty, but they were way too heavy to actually use! Try some with just one or two beads instead of 4 or 5.

It's fun making your own, isn't it?
I was trying REALLY hard to make them as smooth as possible. The rubbery cord is not going to snag and even though it says "easy knot" I don't trust the knots on them!
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
make, markers, stitch

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.