Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Different (but not new) Craft

My crocheting progress this week is mainly invisible, so it's not really fair to share it in my FO Friday post. I finished all of my Ravellenic Games projects (I only committed to 2) and have 2 of 9 hats finished for my big hat order. There are also 3 more hats on top of the large order, and I plan to have all of them done in the next few weeks so I can focus on school once it starts.

In an effort to clean in my room (again!), I was sorting through my jewelry making supplies. Did I ever tell you that I spent my last 2 years of high school making jewelry? I have lots of jewelry making supplies, and haven't touched them in a couple of months, as I put most of it aside when I got into more serious yarn crafting.  I had made up a half -dozen or more stitch marker sets the last time I had my beading stuff out, and all that was needed was assembly. So that's how I spent the majority of my Thursday afternoon. Look at all the pretties!

I made all but 2 of the sets that I had prepared, and would've gotten into a beading stride if I hadn't had the afternoon shift at work. The ones I made up were all using jump rings, and will fit on knitting needles up to US 10. I have plenty of beading wire to make snag-less stitch markers, but didn't realize that I was all out of crimp tubes. (This is definitely a reminder that I need to inventory all of my beading supplies in the near future.)

If there is any interest, I'll photograph and write up a basic tutorial for everyone :)

I'm linking up with Tami's FO Friday today, so hop on over to see what other people finished this week!


  1. Hooray for your stitch markers! They're lovely. John and I have been collecting supplies and are ready for our own beading marathon. I think a tutorial is a great idea. I'd like to see your technique.

    Back to school already! Your last year you must be excited. Will you be ready then to start teaching? Will you do any student teaching this year? There's so much to look forward to!

  2. I spent a lot of my adolescence and young adulthood making jewelry. I built up a nice collection of beads and findings, and then four years ago, discovered knitting (and then crocheting). Jewelry-making fell to the wayside up until I realized I could make stitch markers.
    I don't do it very often (like you), but ever so often, the urge will strike. :) I even see I have some similar beads to what you've got!

    I feel your pain about taking inventory, too. . . It's usually well after I start a project that I realize I'm missing an important finding, or just the right bead. . . And the nearest bead store is way too far away. :(

  3. The stitch markers are great: I would very much like to see how you make them. :-)

  4. The look fabulous!
    Aren't they total fun to make? I just came across a big box of my old jewellery making stash and started on too. Good idea about the beading wire to make them stitchless!


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