My story started when I taught myself to knit years ago. I became obsessed with everything to do with the craft. While learning to create lace work I discovered stitch markers. They helped me complete the difficult lace patterns but I also discovered that at times they would get caught on my work. I decided there had to be a better answer for this tool. That is where my journey to create perfect knitting tools began.
I designed beaded stitch markers with closed jump rings and closed wire wrapped jewelry connections so that they would be "SNAG FREE".
MY MISSION is to continue to find ways to create beautiful, useful, and functional tools for those who love yarn as much as I do. Along the way my customers have challenged me to find solutions for their knit and crochet needs and through these challenges new products have developed.
Since the creation of my stitch markers, I have now expanded to other beaded treasures for knitters and crocheters. I also do a little jewelry and other beaded items so even if you don't knit there is something for everyone to look at.
My stitch markers are snag free because they are made with closed jump rings and a snag free closed jewelry connection. I choose a variety of lightweight beads in acrylic, glass, metal, crystal, and gemstones. I use silver plated wire, copper, and antique brass wire and rings.
I also make shawl pins for those lovely shawls. Some other items: row counters, crochet markers, lanyards, lanyard necklaces, yarn cutter necklaces, row counter necklaces, and of coarse everyday necklaces, bracelets, & earrings. So take a look around, maybe you will find something that will have you knitting in style at your next knitting group meeting.
Many knitters have knitting friends that they want to buy gifts for but what do you get them? A scarf- no they can make that. How about some lovely stitch markers? Thoughtful and useful! So keep my shop in mind for all those occasions when you would like to get your knitting friends a little something?
I am happy to work with anyone wanting a custom order, so if you don't see exactly what you want please ask for it. Please see shop policies for processing times. Many of my listings started with an idea from one of my customers.
NOT SURE WHAT YOU NEED? I offer several choices for sizes and style. If you are new to knitting, crochet, or using stitch markers, just let me know what kind of projects you like to work on and I will make a recommendation for you. BUYING AS A GIFT? I can help with a recommendation for this also.
You can also view and purchase my items on Etsy: www.jillshandmadestuff.etsy.com
I am also known as Jillyrich on Knitting Paradise and Ravelry where I share and learn with other knitters.
Please look around my shop and thanks for stopping by.