Tuesday, September 04, 2007
I've swatched, so I thought I was ready to go, but then Wendy posted the stitch markers she found on Etsy. Stitch markers?? I can make those. My daughter must have lettered beads, I have quite a collection of fancy beads, put those together with a bit of string or wire, and I should be all set, right?
Wrong, of course. We had lettered beads, but they were too large. Went to the store to buy beads. Right there next to the beads were special wires with stoppers at the end, had to have those, too. At the end of the day, my "simple, free, stitch markers", ended up costing:
- $6.50 for lettered beads and special wire;
- Used fancy beads from the stash and very small needle nose pliers;
- An hour of prep time, hunting down materials at home and at the store;
- An hour of time to make the markers.
My conclusion? I really like my little markers, but the stitch markers on Etsy look like a great value now!!