These Frosted Snowflake Obsidian beads make stunning stitch markers. Each 8mm bead is different, varying in the amount of “snowflake” markings on the darker background. In addition, the matte frosted finish make these markers a very sophisticated tool. Enhance your crochet process, and keep track of your pattern repeats, with this gorgeous Frosted Snowflake Obsidian stitch marker. Each bead is unique, and so each marker is unique.
This listing is for a single crochet stitch marker consisting of an 8mm Frosted Snowflake Obsidian bead, topped with a small Silver Haematite bicone bead.
You will receive a knitting stitch marker as shown; the 8mm bead is suspended on a silver plated pin which is free of nickel, cadmium and lead; the small bicone is non-magnetic Silver Haematite; the marker has a lobster clasp instead of the soldered marker ring. The small jump ring is made from silver-plated copper wire soldered closed with lead-free solder. The lobster clasp is silver plated.
A travelling or locking stitch marker is used in knitting patterns where the marker needs to be moved even though the knitter has not reached the marker in order to be able to slip it. They can also be used to clip to the knitted fabric to indicate, for instance, the right side of the fabric, and they are invaluable in crochet for marking the beginning of a round.
The lobster clasp is approximately 5mm in diameter and has an opening size of 2.5mm; it is therefore only suitable for use as a knitting travelling stitch marker on needles of 2.5mm or smaller, although as a clip-on marker for crochet it can be used on any size of yarn.
When new, you may find that the lobster clasp is a little stiff, but will loosen up with use.