Yarn Jewelry

Monday night some women from my Stitch ‘n Bitch group spontaneously decided to get together for a stitch marker making party. We had a wonderful time thanks to Nancy and her vast collection of spectacular Swarovski crystal and handmade beads. There were literally hundreds of different colors and types of beads to choose from. I decided to make a set of 4 with some gorgeous crystal beads.
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Aren’t they gorgeous? Quite a step up from my cheapo white plastic stitch markers! Why shouldn’t your knitting have jewelry? We knitters take such care to choose beautiful, sumptuous yarn and needles. Why use run of the mill accessories? I put these on my lace scarf project, and already I want to spend more time working on it. It’s a pleasure to get to the sparkly crystal marker, slip it onto the needle and keep knitting, a beautiful milepost to make me smile.

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Nancy made this glass bead herself, then created a stitch marker especially for me. She also put together the leaf below. She should have her own Etsy shop, don’t you think?
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If you’re interested in making your own stitch markers,
check out this site.  We pretty much made ours in the same way, except we wrapped the wire a few more times to ensure a strong stitch marker and a snag-free finish.
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