So, I decided I want to make stitch markers and I went to this store called Itsy-Bitsy here in Bangalore and bought myself some jewelry and beading supplies. The store is a heaven for a craft fiend like me. They stock scrap booking, quilling and beading supplies. Sadly, they don't stock fabric and yarn. sad face So, I came back with some quilling supplies and my first set of beading supplies. The kits available were pretty expensive for my budget. So, I just bought some assorted pliers, beads and findings. I wish they had an assorted bead section as well where in you can pick the beads you want, weigh them and pay for that. I was not thrilled with buying 30gms in each type of bead I wanted. So, in the end..I bought two kinds of glass beads and here is the loot.
In fact, this is the remaining loot after my stitch-marker making session. I love the pear-shaped green ones and they were my first choice. I really.really wish we could buy assorted beads of our choice. Then , I will buy 2 each in every kind that is available in the store.
So, I went to work with these and after a few hours, I got richer by 10 stitch markers.. I made both knitting and crochet stitch markers and realized that I enjoyed working with beads and strings. So, I am just going to stop talking now and just share the eye candy from my first ever beading escapade.
I made six markers with the pear-shaped beads and four with the spherical ones.
I am not very thrilled with the knitting stitch markers especially the left-most one in the picture above. Its very evident that my wire-wrapping skills need great practice. But, I think I've made a good start here. Now, I just need to buy a few extra hours for my days to add beading to my LOOOOONG list of hobbies. Can someone tell me where I can buy those hours?! ;-)
Of course, I referred to some online tutorials to help me. Here are a few links I referred in case you too want to make some of yours. shinycrafts-stitch-markers and sheepinthecity-stitch-markers I did not follow them exactly but, I referred to them heavily for making mine.
Tell me what your most recent hobby is or the craft you learnt most recently.. I would love to hear from you.