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"In ships they came from Europe, across the salt sea / Come for the build and raise a colony / And in the jungle green their citadels did gleam / In tribute and homage to the old country / And soon their children grew and promised to be true / Orphans of an Empire their destiny." ― Johnny Clegg & Savuka, "Orphans of the Empire"

When I was a small child I found, buried in a flower bed in my front yard, a small shard of porcelain from an English teacup. I was enchanted, convinced there was some unknown story behind this lost and forgotten piece of the past. This set of five handmade stitch markers are made out of chips of handpainted porcelain, reminiscent of a begone era when the sun never set on the English Empire and teatime was de rigueur, even in the wild lands of the "heathen" colonies.

These stitch markers are the perfect gift for a tea drinker. The fine, polished teardrop-shaped porcelain beads have been delicately painted in a variety of flowers, leaves and other Chinese-style prints. You will receive a selection of these designs in a mix of colors that could contain blue, mint, turquoise, plum, pink, yellow, rust, and fern shades.

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.

Orphans of the Empire - Five Handmade Stitch Markers - Fits Up To 6.5 mm (10.5 US) - Limited Edition

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Overview

  • Handmade Supply
  • Materials: metal, silver rings, porcelian beads
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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