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How to make Stitch Markers - Step by Step Tutorial

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How to make Stitch Markers - Step by Step Tutorial

Difficulty: Beginner

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After making the last bracelet on the table, I had some leftover beads and findings. Empty packages, remnants of wire, single beads, a few bent pins, a forgotten clasp. I was about to take on the tedious task of cleaning and sorting it all out - when it suddenly hit me - and decided to try out an idea I had recently come up with. So I picked out what could be useful from the mess and took it to work again - this time on the markers for needlework.

For those unfamiliar with knitting - these markers are tiny accessories that allow you to mark a specific place on your work (e.g. a full circle in the amigurumi, or the place from which the piece is narrowed) or "catch" the stitch (when you have to drop the stitch , for example, to return to it later ). Such markers are also useful during breaks in crocheting - thanks to them, we will not twist the last rows when the crochet hook comes out. Usually the tags are in the form of small, plastic closed circles. I decided to make my own, a bit more decorative. Semi Precious or Glass Beads may be too heavy and stretch the yarn excessively, so stick with light acrylics, ceramics and wood.

They can of course, be adapted with heavier beads and used for various things, including Bracelet Charms, Wire Glass Charms or Even earrings.

These stitch markers make a lovely little gift and are perfect for selling on craft stalls at the village fair. So what are you waiting for? Let's get creative!

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Remember that our tutorials are designed to teach you technique and bring inspiration, so your jewellery doesn't have to look exactly like the one in the tutorial. Don't be afraid to experiment with shapes and colours!

Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above DO NOT match the 'Products List'. 

Designed by Marta - June 2012

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I put a silver-plated overlay on the pin, then a bead, then another overlay, and finally a smaller bead.

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Then I shortened the pin to the appropriate length and wrapped an eyelet at its end.

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I put the round clasp as usually used for necklaces and chains on them and closed the eyelet.

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I got so excited about this simple activity that soon I made a few more markers

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Step 5

One of my stitch markers has already found work - thanks to this, I will not lose my place.

Now I have to make a few more markers using larger clasps - for yarns of various thicknesses!

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