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Stitch Marker Making Supplies

Supplies needed for making stitch markers include rings, head pins, beads and pliers.

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Making your own beaded stitch markers (or making them for someone else as a gift) is a great way to use up little bits of beads you might have lying around the house, or as a way to get started with beading that isn't too difficult or time consuming.

Even if you're not a very seasoned bead worker, it will probably take about 10 minutes at most to make one of these, so in a couple of hours' work you can have enough to keep and to share.

First you'll need to gather your supplies:

  • 16 mm round split rings
  • 12 mm round jump rings (these are the sizes shown, you can also buy smaller rings for use with smaller knitting needles)
  • plain or embellished head pins, 2 inches in length
  • an assortment of beads (I used Czech glass beads)
  • round-nosed pliers
  • wire cutters (optional)
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