How-to: Make beaded stitch-markers

You will need:

  • Beads (I used 2 glass beads and two seed beads to make the markers shown but you can use any quantity and combination that you like)
  • Head-pins (1 per marker)

Supplies for making stitch-markers

Start by threading your beads onto the head-pin. I started with a seed bead because the hole in my larger bead was large enough for the head-pin to slip straight through.

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Once you have the beads threaded, bend the head-pin into a loop and thread the end back into the last bead that you threaded. You can do this in whatever way you like. I don’t mind if my loops aren’t perfect arcs so I just bend them around my thumb. You might prefer to use a pen or rod.

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You now have a finished stitch-marker ready to use on your next project.
A finished marker

Have fun experimenting with different shapes and colours of beads.

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