I've started a veritable production line today! I figured that it would make more sense to spend a whole afternoon with this fiddly job and put everything away afterwards than to carry the stuff backwards and forwards, take everything out and back again to make one set a day or only every few days. here is my "harvest" of stitch markers - which took me about 3 hours to make. I have to say that with a bit of practice not only do the loops become more even, but everything works out much faster, too!
the colours aren't true, most of them are turquoise, some with semi-precious cubes, others with glass discs. The colourful ones on the right are clown faces - and I figured clowns go with "bunt" (mixed colours). sometimes I only made 5, because some of the beads came from a mixed bag and only 5 of the same were inside.
this is a set I made for myself. the little blue cubes at the bottom of the markers are lapislazuli - a colour I really like, a strong blue. the other beads are shiny and matte black; six are for knitting, the other four are for crochet. I fixed small safety hooks to those, because with crochet there is no needle to push a marker with ring on! the hooks can be closed around a stitch, where they will remain safely.
another set of clown faces - this time only with blue and iridiscent beads.
those to the left have little rosy butterflies at the bottom, the ones on the right small flower-shaped discs.
send in the clowns! here they come - I figure they might lighten up a rainy and grey day for someone later:)) most of them will go away as small presents - there's only a limited amount of stitch markers I'd need for my own projects. I hope the recipients (not all are spoken for yet, but I am sure I'll find a worthy recipient for all of them eventually:))
I also finished two other projects - but unfortunately it's that time of the year again, where some FO's have to wait until the recipient has received them before they can be shown safely on the blog:))