Stitch Markers

Buck Strong's picture



So, one of my other hobbies is that I am a lampworker; that is, I make glass beads. I only make beads for jewelry designers but really haven't been producing too much due to my teaching schedule. My favourite type of glass to work with is borosilicate; what most people know as pyrex. The glass gives such unique colours and you never get the same thing twice.
Anyway, I was browsing the KnitPicks site the other day and came across beaded stitch makers. So, I dug through some of my old beads and made a few sets of stitch markers. These guys fit needles up to US 10.5.

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JDM511's picture

I have to say that they

I have to say that they would be a pleasure to come across as you are knitting. I have always wanted to try something other that the plain old marker.

Could you put up the instructions on how to make them.

Jim

steve kadel's picture

pick me. i'm easy and

pick me. i'm easy and stocked with booze
all i know of love, is love is all there is

elib1971's picture

You guys are all are way too

You guys are all are way too talented!
Eli B.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

OOOOOOhhhh....Pick me...Pick

OOOOOOhhhh....Pick me...Pick me!!!!!! -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

mrossnyc's picture

They are beautiful and I'd

They are beautiful and I'd love to try some/buy some. Let me know if you still need testers/buyers.

rc_in_sd's picture

I'd LOVE to try them out!

I'd LOVE to try them out! You're going to get way more takers than you can keep up with, so ME! ME! ME! I mean, I'd appreciate the opportunity to try them and provide feedback, but completely understand if you don't have enough to...oh, hell with it - ME! ME! ME!

;-)

dannvictoria's picture

They certainly beat the

They certainly beat the plastic rings that I use as stitch marker, cheap but effective. The beads are beautiful.

Thomasknits's picture

I'd love to learn how to

I'd love to learn how to blow glass...that's one of the things I've always wanted to do.
-Thomas

Buck Strong's picture

Thanks for the nice input

Thanks for the nice input and inquiries about potentially selling them. I'm really picky about putting my stuff out for sale. So, no, I will not be selling stitch markers in the near future. However, I would really like it if a few boys could test drive a few sets and give me some feed back. You can keep the stitch markers too. Any takers?
Buck

"A man may fight for many things. His country, his friends, his principles, the glistening tear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally, I'd mud-wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and a sack of French porn." Blackadder

crmartin's picture

I'd love to try them out,

I'd love to try them out, they're really beautiful!

Randy

I'd like to test drive some

I'd like to test drive some of them for you - but as a woman, do I qualify?

New York Built's picture

I'd be delighted to test

I'd be delighted to test drive your fine markers! That was my evil twin writing those horrid words before. He will be punished.

"Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends."
– Francis Bacon

QueerJoe's picture

Your borosilicate beads are

Your borosilicate beads are just beautiful. The one thing I always warn stitch marker makers is to be careful how they finish the bottom...snagging of poorly finished stitch markers on the yarn can be more of a pain than a help.

steve kadel's picture

beautiful all i know of

beautiful

all i know of love, is love is all there is

New York Built's picture

Nice, but no thanks. I'll

Nice, but no thanks. I'll continue to use the cigarette butts on fish hooks tip I saw in High Test(osterone) Knitting magazine. Got lots of 'em from my smokin' days.

"Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends."
– Francis Bacon

Bill's picture

How BUTCH

How BUTCH !!!

impractical...but very butch...

Those markers are beautiful.

Those markers are beautiful. If you decide to selll any of them I'd be more than happy to buy.

Crafty Andy's picture

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I really like those markers, great job. Are you planning to sell them?

murfpapa's picture

Oohhhhh, my Precious! Must

Oohhhhh, my Precious! Must get some! Or must learn how to make myself! Another hobby!!!!

vsidart's picture

Pretty! I am usually the one

Pretty! I am usually the one using the soft rubber rings, or even knotted strands of yarn if I'm really lazy, but those are really cool- I'd use 'em!

rdought's picture

Those are great! Far more

Those are great! Far more interesting than the metal washers or boring plastic stitch markers I usually use.