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"Mood ring oh mood ring / Oh tell me will you bring / The key to unlock this mystery / Of girls and their emotions..." - Relient K, "Mood Rings"

This groovy set of five handmade stitch markers are like miniature mood rings for your knitting. Learn the Secret of the Chromastone when you knit with these markers.

These genuine thermochromic Mirage™ beads have color-changing capabilities from the liquid crystal elements inside of them! Just like the Chromastone and Moodyblue rings jewelry of the disco era, these retro-looking stitch markers will put the the hustle back into your knitting.

Mood jewelry was touted in the 1970s as being a way to reflect a wearer's state of mind. Biologists said that skin temperature varied with emotional states, as blood flow was controlled by the brain. Mood rings took off, with mommies telling their children to stay away from them if the ring was black and even employers telling their workers not to ask for a raise unless they had a blue ring (thereby "proving" they were happy at their job). By the late '70s liquid crystal makers had even devised ways of using the same technology from mood rings in medical science - which are still used today!

While these stitch markers don't promise to cure all your ills, the colors in these "mood" markers could reveal unknown feelings and emotions. They are:

Black - Tense, inhibited, harassed. Undergoing mental or nervous strain, intellectually preoccupied or overworking.
Grey - Unfeeling and emotional detached.
Brown - Strained with anxieties and troubled.
Orange - Mixed feelings, on edge and disquieted.
Yellow - Unsettled, scattered thoughts.
Green - Actively involved and not under great stress.
Turquoise Blue - Emotionally charged and somewhat relaxed.
Bright Blue - Relaxed, feeling loose with emotions, flowing. At ease with yourself.
Violet Blue - The ultimate. Totally involved emotionally, with a high degree of attention, passion or inner focus. A feeling of being open, happy, satisfied.

What do all the colors together mean? “You’re in the mood to knit!”

Each marker hangs from a delicate, silver-toned ring that is seamless to prevent it from catching on your yarn. The markers will fit comfortably onto knitting needles up to either 5.0mm (8 US) or 6.0mm (10 US), and are featured in the photos on 3.0mm (2.5 US) needles. Please select which size you prefer before checkout - if left unselected, the smaller size, which is pictured, will automatically be chosen.

Although these are durable stitch markers, do not submerge them in water as it will damage the magic of the Chromastone.

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.

Frequently asked questions about LadyDanio

Many of the items I create are handmade at the time of purchase, and the time it takes to put your order together can be anywhere from 3 to 7 business days (10 calendar days).

Don't know when your order is due to ship? Select "Purchases and Reviews" under the drop-down menu in the right hand corner of your screen. There you will see your order and if you click on "Receipt" you'll see the estimated date your order is due to ship.

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them, especially during high ordering periods. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose. See my shop policies for more details on shipping.
I'm happy to make free repairs to stitch markers that have fallen apart from being worked hard and well-loved. Just send me any damaged markers (don't forget the important pieces, like the beads because I'll need those!) and I'll restring, rehang, and make them as good as new. Then I'll send them back to you free of charge.
Miniskein sets are handmade at the time of your order. Multiple sets may be purchased - just message me if you'd like a larger quantity then what is currently available in the shop.

Pictures of the miniskein sets are a representation of what you could receive from my collection. For those miniskein lovers who'd like to see what some of the yarns they are purchasing look like, take a peek at the full skeins in my Mini Made Flickr photostream: www.flickr.com/photos/ladydanio/sets/72157628409098037/
Please note that my items come from a smoke-free, cat-friendly household. Though my cat does not play with my products (she is totally bored by the knitting process), be aware that a wisp of stray hair could make its way into your package.
I describe and photograph my products as accurately as possible using a Panasonic DMC-LX7 camera with a Leica macro lens in natural lighting.

Due to variations between monitors, your personal monitor settings, minor variations of daylight, color filters, or the uniqueness of the products themselves, the items you receive may vary slightly from the photos you see.

The Secret of the Chromastone - Five Color Changing Mood Stitch Markers - Fits 5.0mm (8 US) To 6.0mm (10 US) - Open Edition

US$10.00
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Overview

  • Handmade Supply
  • Materials: metal, rings, beads, liquid crystal, mood beads
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