This is what I started out with when I wanted to try out making stitch markers:
It’s one of those cheap “all in one” kits that came with a set of 4 tools as a starter-type kit for someone new to beading. I got it at 40% off with a coupon, so it came to somewhere around $5. Now, I don’t expect super high quality at that price, but I do expect something decent. Well, these were okay, but the tools keep getting black stuff on my hands. Still, I made do whit what I had because really nice tools are expensive and at the time I just didn’t have the funds to get something nicer. I’ve also been buying more beads and supplies, so a week ago, I got another coupon and bought myself a bigger container to store beads.
I really enjoyed it, but those starter tools aren’t the best. Still, I’ve been using them because they’re all I have. Last night we went to Sears and I got surprised with a nice, new tool set!
Right now I’m busy with learning some polymer clay stuff and making my own beads as well as getting some more stitch markers made so I can start my own little Etsy shop :o)
I’m actually pretty excited about it, though I’m not expecting much business or anything. Just something I’m enjoying doing that I want to share with others.
I’ve been working on the Shetland Triangle, Rogue, a pair of socks for a co-worker’s upcoming birthday, and Shedir. Branching out and Icarus are…. well… hiding in my stash somewhere. I’m just not finding either interesting anymore. It happens…. and I’m sure eventually I’ll finish them, just not right now. I suppose I look at it like this: I’ll be spending around 3 weeks in Florida coming up faster than I imagined and I’ll need projects! It’ll be a good time to get them done.