Saturday, August 7, 2010

Stepping up the Stitch Markers

A great meeting last night with the make:Tulsa folks left me really inspired. I always think about selling some of the things I make, but I never actually do anything about it. So after talking to a friend, I have decided to make some stitch markers, hats and cowls and see how that goes and maybe move on from there. Today I have been busily beefing up my stitch marker inventory. I think I have settled on carrying 4 sizes: Small, Medium, Large and Jumbo. The sizes correspond to the size of ring, not stones. There are so few options out there for stitch markers that fit needles larger than a 13 or 15. My larges will fit up to a size 19 needle and my jumbos will fit up to size 50 needles, otherwise known as speed stix. I haven't worked out pricing yet, but I will. Anyway, here are a few sets I made today. I may also make some stand alone ones where people could pick out their own set or buy as singles.

The first set is a small set. Small fits up to a size 10.5 needle. All of my sets have one marker that is at least a little different from all the others, to make it easier to mark the beginning of a round or other special place in the pattern.
The next two are medium sets. They will fit up to a size 15 needle. The majority of what I have made so far today have been mediums. The majority of sets will come with 5 markers, but as you can see above, sometimes you find really cool beads and there are just 4 of them. What can you do?

Next is a large set. As I mentioned, those will fit up to a size 19 needle.

And last we have a jumbo set. I just loved these tile beads. This set is unique in that it has 6 markers instead of 5, but I didn't want to break up the set of tiles.

No, I am not going on etsy. At least, not right now. Maybe I'll do one of the make:Tulsa home shows or just stock pile until the next big show. Of course, if there is something you are specifically interested in you can call me and we'll work something out. I think the sets will end up priced based on size and materials, so when I work out my pricing I will take each set individually.

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