Thursday, March 23, 2006

Stitch markers galore!

It's so late and here I am adding my blog for tomorrow because I will be busy and won't have the time to share my fun project. My chicklets and I sat for two hours and made these really cool stitch markers. I must say that we didn't get a lot of them made in the two hours we sat on the floor and did them, but we were in the learning process. It was so much fun to do with them and they had fun thinking we might be able to sell them. My little entrepreneurs! The glass beads were being used primarily for my little one's earring making endeavors, but I went and got some more and she was willing to share and give me her creative input! We used stretchy string instead of wire. I have seen them done on wire, but did not have any to try my hand at that. So, we figured we would try the 1mm stretchy string and it worked. It's thicker and very strong, so they won't break. I had such a time seeing the little holes in the beads and putting the string through. Mostly because I can't see at night! My chicklets were easily putting the beads on and doing the crimping for me. We had so much fun. Anyone have any how-to's for using the wire? I would love to hear from you. I don't know what gauge to use or if there are straight wire "pieces" that work well. All in all, I am very happy with the results of our efforts. Very pretty to add to my knitting projects! Tres' elegant!

1 comment:

Karen said...

Oooh, I'm very very impressed. Those look so great, I can't believe it was your first try at stitch markers!!!! :) Sounds like you craft girls had a great time. Sorry the sidebar stuff isn't working - I'll read over what I sent you and see if I've left something out.