These Frosted Grey-Black Veined Jasper beads make stunning stitch markers. Each 10mm bead is different, some being light grey veins on a dark grey background, others dark veins on a light grey background; some only have light veining, others have heavy veining. 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 Veined Jasper stitch marker. Each bead is unique, and so each marker is unique.
This listing is for a single crochet stitch marker consisting of a 10mm Frosted Veined Jasper bead, topped with a silver plated metal bead.
You will receive a travelling stitch marker as shown; the 10mm bead is suspended on a silver plated pin which is free of nickel, cadmium and lead; the small bead is silver plated. 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.