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Friday, June 24, 2005

OCD, beads and stitch markers

This week I tried my hand at making my very own beaded stitch markers. I only planned on making a few but then the OCD kicked in and well, before I knew it...

I made 155 stitch markers. So, how does this happen you ask? I wish I knew. I seem to do this anytime I find a new crafty interest. Add to that my manic nature and I am a stitch marker making machine.

Some closer views of my hard work.

Some close ups, not all that clear but I think you get the picture.

I had so much fun making these. I'm not entirely sure what to do with all of them. I was asked by my favorite LYS owner if I wanted to sell them. I'm not sure what the market is for these. Comments would be so appreciated it. If you have ever sold them I'd love all the details. For now, I will go.


At Saturday, June 25, 2005 9:53:00 AM, Blogger Allena said...

those stitch markers are fabulous!!! i'd say go for it sell them then you can grow your yarn stash!!! OH what fun!!!

At Saturday, June 25, 2005 1:37:00 PM, Blogger Lu said...

they are so beautiful, I would buy them!
I's say, sell them - just set up a gallery with photos of sets, price including shipping, and you are set.

At Saturday, June 25, 2005 6:10:00 PM, Blogger Jenn said...

I say sell them. I am doing the same at my LYS.

Where did you get your beads? I really like the white and colored swirly ones!

At Saturday, June 25, 2005 11:26:00 PM, Blogger Charleen said...

It's addicting, isn't it? They are beautiful. Go ahead and sell them (if you can bear to part with them).

At Sunday, June 26, 2005 12:17:00 AM, Anonymous Laura said...

Wow you did go marker crazy! You should definently sell them. They're so cute. I'm thinking of trying to sell some beaded markers and bookmarks etc. to help support The Preemie Project. We'll see how it goes.
Love the beads you chose!

At Monday, June 27, 2005 6:09:00 PM, Blogger Diane said...

Your stitch markers are beautiful! It is addicting--I don't think I could make only one. I love the little balls of yarn and needles charms you used--where did you find them? Beautiful work! I hope you make some money selling them at your LYS.

At Monday, June 27, 2005 10:29:00 PM, Blogger LauraRN said...

Oh, aren't they lovely??? I picked up some beads the other day with the express purpose of making markers for the Stitch Marker exchange. Now you've gone and inspired me even more!!!

At Wednesday, June 29, 2005 7:06:00 PM, Anonymous Jean said...

Purely beautimus!

At Thursday, June 30, 2005 9:47:00 AM, Blogger luvs2knit said...

Very pretty stitch markers.

At Sunday, July 17, 2005 1:41:00 PM, Blogger --Deb said...

Your stitch markers are gorgeous! I'm impressed. I've been trying to make some of my own and having the hardest time getting the wire wrapped neatly--it keeps snagging on things. (How DO you hold a piece of wire still enough to be able to coil the end around like that?) Gorgeous!

At Tuesday, July 19, 2005 3:28:00 PM, Blogger Katie said...

They look great.
I joined a Stitch marker swap to purge my stash as I had made over 200 in the past month. It is still open to join you can check it out at http://stitchmarkerswaps.blogspot.com


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