Wednesday, May 13, 2009


I finally got to make the stitch markers from my kit! Yay! The fabulous Lizzie Wychwood (aka the best spoiler in the world), sent me a new tool to make my stitch markers (since the security at Gatwick confiscated mine)! I was so excited! I ran up to my room to make them as soon as I got home! Here's the sample one she did for me (to show the pattern she created):

My first attempt was actually not that pretty, and to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. I almost always am able to get whatever I'm attempting just right on the first try, when it's craft-related.

What happened was that I actually followed the directions to the letter that Lizzie sent, but that wasn't exactly how she had done the first one. And, sadly, when I tried to "smoosh" the wire flat, trying to get it wrapped around, the top bead got in the way and broke. :(

But I learned from my mistake and the second one came out significantly better (and faster!):

A little lopsided on the top loop, but still better than the first attempt!

Third try:

And by the fourth stitch marker, I had it down pat! :)

So here is the full set of stitch markers in all their glory! :)

I love, love, love them, and had a blast making them! I was surprised when I reached the end of went by so quickly! And I was sad I figure the best way to cure that sadness is to buy beads and things to make more! :D (Makes sense, right? LOL)

But now I am off to bed after a long, hard, grueling day of S.P.E.W. promotion...I tell you, those elves work hard...and so did I!!! Good night!

ETA: Per request, here are a couple of pictures of the mentioned tool. :)

And a close up of the end (the "circle" part is the wire cutter, the tip is round needle nose pliers):


Lizzie Wychwood said...

Fabulous, you did a great job on these!

AshAsh said...

Those are so gorgeous! Tell me more about this tool. I think I'm ready to take on this addiction! :)

Hermione Bagnold said...

I'll edit my post to add a picture of the tool...but it's basically a 2-in-1 thing...needle nose pliers and wire cutters together. Makes it super handy to make the stitch markers without twenty different (okay, 2 or tools laying around...

Pren said...

oh those came out just lovely! good job! and what a cool all in one tool! i am gonna have to get one of those to replace the three tools i am currently using