Design Instructions



Supplies needed for one stitch marker

  • 1    Round 6mm Bead Frame    (94-5654-12) OR
  • 1    Round 6mm Bead Frame    (94-5654-26)
  • 1    Faceted 3mm Spacer    (93-0422-12) OR
  • 1    Faceted 3mm Spacer    (93-0422-25) 
  • 1    Head Pin 21 Gauge 2"    (01-0028-01) OR
  • 1    Head Pin 21 Gauge 2"    (01-0028-09)
  • 1    Round 6mm Crystal Bead OR
  • 1    Round 6mm Gemstone Bead


  • wire cutters
  • bail making pliers or 8mm round form (pen or other)
  • chain nose pliers
  • optional: emery board

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: Approx. 1”

Designer: Sarah Wright 

Watch our technique videos on the TierraCast Blog (look for Wrapped Loops)

Tip: Bail making pliers are extremely useful for this project. If you don't have any, use a pen or other round form approx. 8mm or 5/16" in diameter.


  1. Lay bead frame onto work surface and place 6mm bead inside.
  2. Thread head pin through one hole of bead frame, then position bead so holes align and thread head pin through bead and top hole of bead frame.
  3. String one faceted spacer or other accent bead onto head pin.
  4. Bend wire over at right angle above accent bead. (If using a crystal accent bead protect top of bead with thumb nail to prevent cracking.)
  5. Use 8mm section of bail making plier jaws to form a loop in the wire, bringing tail all the way around past bottom of loop.
  6. Grasp tip of wire tail with chain nose pliers and wrap around once. Trim excess closely.
  7. Optional: use emery board to smooth wire end to prevent snagging.
  8. Repeat Steps 1-7 for additional stitch markers.

Download the Sarah's Stitch Markers PDF