So, as the final week of the ’80s craft-a-long begins, I thought I’d re-post this tutorial for these ’80s inspired stitch markers.
round plastic alphabet beads
assorted colored beads
head pins or eye pins
Step 1: We can have lots of fun
Choose the beads you want to use.
Step 2: There’s so much we can do
Place the beads in order on the head pin and cut off any excess wire, leaving about an inch from the top of the bead.
Step 3: It’s just you and me
Hold the head pin in the round-nose pliers with one hand.
Using the other hand, take the needle-nose pliers and bend the wire to form a small loop.
Step 4: I can give you more
Hook the small loop onto the S-hook and tighten the the loop by squeezing it shut with the round-nose pliers.
Step 5: Don’t you know the time has arrived
Ta Da! You now have your very own stitch marker.
To attach the heart: place the heart on a head pin, bend the wire to form a loop, hook the head pin and heart to the loop end of the eye pin, and squeeze shut.