Typical isn't it - you don't hear from me for ages and then two posts in two days! I just had to show you my second custom made scissors fob as I'm really chuffed with it. I've called it 'Very Sheepish' and you can see why by the photo below.
I did manage to get hold of some sheep beads but, unfortunately, they proved to be too heavy for a scissors fob. So good ole polymer clay came to the rescue and the beads were replaced by these handmade polymer clay sheep charms - nice and light! They're not 3D but they do definitely have a front . . .
. . . and a back!
The blogger who commissioned this piece wanted sheep, she likes brown and blue and she said she'd like stitchmarkers added to the ends. So, she has a scissors fob with four sheep and bead stitchmarkers and four bead stitchmarkers making eight in all! Not a bad deal, huh? The stitchmarkers are quite dainty and they'll fit up to size 4mm needles. Well, you wouldn't want great stonking things on a scissors fob, would you?
The sheep charms gave me the idea of also having some sheep needles (see my previous post) talking of which I decided that it might be a good idea for each pair of needles sold at Knitz & Glitz to come in a beaded needle keeper similar to this one.
After much frustration over finding pairs of needles and, indeed, with the wooden ones being able to know their sizes without using a needle gauge, I decided I was going to make little beaded keepers colour coded by size for all my needles! I'm now considering making packs of ten colour coded beaded needle keepers for Knitz & Glitz which will keep needles with their partners from sizes 2.75mm to 7mm and which will come with a colour coded key.
The first needles to go on sale will be the sheep ones in sizes 4mm, 5mm and 6mm. We're collecting lots of lovely Birch tomorrow so we can get started! Wish us luck! :-)