Friday, March 14, 2008

No More Paperclips For Me!

I discovered recently that I would have to drive over an hour away to get stitch markers that would work in my amigurumi. All the ones I could find locally had clasps that were too large to fit into the small stitches. Of course driving so far just to get them didn't seem like a reasonable idea so I was making do with a paperclip. However, the paperclip fell out one too many times and I decided I needed to make something with a clasp so I wouldn't lose my place. These are what I came up with.

I haven't gotten a chance to use them yet because I made them last night and have been at the office all day today. I made them using metal pins so they are pretty stiff. After I made them I wondered if they would be better with just beading wire so they have more flexibility. Of course then I thought the beads might get in the way if that was the case. Anyone with experience either way out there? I have a couple new patterns I want to try out though so I'll be putting these to the test soon. A few of these are going to make their way to a new home to someone on the ville, hopefully she will like them.

5 comments:

  1. Triskele/Rusty3/14/08, 4:18 PM

    They'll beautiful!! And I really like the kind of clasp/hook you used. Way to go!!!

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  2. Love your stitch holder...I may try some since your s are s cute. I was into beading a few years ago, I'll have to dig around here and see what I find. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Very pretty!

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  4. Thanks so much! I had the beads and stuff lying around. I think we've all tried beading at one time or another. My grandmother saw the blog and said she just used safety pins. But these will work just as well and they are prettier too.

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