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Starry Night - Five Handmade Stitch Markers - Fits Up To 6.5 mm (10.5 US) - Limited Edition

Starry Night - Five Handmade Stitch Markers - Fits Up To 6.5 mm (10.5 US) - Limited Edition
"The sight of the stars always makes me dream. When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars." ― Vincent Van Gogh

This set of five handmade stitch markers are made out of high-quality, genuine lapis lazuli gemstones. The rare beads are an intense, dramatic color that ranges from night-sky to royal blue, shot through with gold flecks of pyrite that shine with light like twinkling stars. The effect together creates a shimmering, fluid iridescence that reminds me of Van Gogh's Starry Night.

In ancient times the Egyptians, Sumerians, Assyrians, and Babylonians prized lapis lazuli. In the Middle East, it was thought to have magical powers. Countless signet rings, scarabs and figures were created from the blue stone Alexander the Great brought to Europe. There, the color was referred to as 'ultramarine', which means something like 'from beyond the sea'. This semi-precious stone was even used to create the blue paint pigment that we see in so many classical paintings today!

Each marker hangs from a hammered silver ring that is soldered to prevent it from catching on your yarn. The markers will fit comfortably onto knitting needles up to 6.5 mm (10.5 US), and are featured in the photos on needles of the same size.

Need crochet markers? These stitch markers can be turned into closed or open hook marker for crochet enthusiasts - just tell me in the Notes to Seller area when you check out which crochet style you would prefer.

Many of my stitch markers are designed from deconstructed vintage jewelry and reclaimed beads, for one-of-a-kind pieces that make great gifts and keepsakes for knitters.