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)