thenomeknitter

gourmet stitch markers & notions for fiber artists

Boise, Idaho · 2861 Sales

thenomeknitter

gourmet stitch markers & notions for fiber artists

Boise, Idaho 2861 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(935)

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Note from shop owner Thank you for stopping by! We are in the process of packing up and moving to Nome, Alaska. Please follow @thenomeknittershop on Instagram for shop news, updates and re-opening information.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 28, 2018

Thank you for stopping by! We are in the process of packing up and moving to Nome, Alaska. Please follow @thenomeknittershop on Instagram for shop news, updates and re-opening information.

Joanna Olson

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(935)
Debra Essey

Debra Essey on Mar 21, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Cute pin I purchased for myself and my friend.

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About

Knitting with Clay

In high school, my first job was working at a cosmetics boutique in the mall with my mom. I learned how to give makeovers and pierce ears, and was able to save up enough money to buy my first car at age 17. It was the first of many retail jobs I held over the years.

I attended the University of Florida and graduated with a degree in Journalism, supporting myself through scholarships and part-time retail jobs.

After graduation, I got a job working for a brokerage firm, became a registered associate, and spent my days assisting clients with their retirement and investment accounts.

In 2011, I met and married my husband (all within six months!), and we moved from the Florida panhandle to Oklahoma City, where I soon became a full-time, stay-at-home mom.

With more free time on my hands, I re-learned how to knit (I knit a couple scarves in college) and discovered a creative outlet I didn't know I'd been missing. I dove into the world of wool by learning to spin yarn on a drop spindle and later purchasing a spinning wheel. With all the spinning fiber I had acquired, I briefly dabbled in the art of needle felting.

One day, when I was researching needle felting tutorials on YouTube, I stumbled upon a tutorial on how to create eyes and noses for your needle-felted animals out of polymer clay. So, I went to the craft store and picked up a block of black clay to make a bear nose.

From there, I began to research every day about these colorful little blocks of polymer clay, and my eyes were opened to the limitless possibilities of what I could create. Being a knitter, my first thought was to make stitch markers and progress keepers. My Etsy shop had only been open a few months (mainly selling hand-sewn needle holders), when I put my first clay creations up for sale. Since I usually sculpt my treats with knitters and crocheters in mind, I try to keep them on the tinier side, to keep stitches from pulling and sagging.

I am constantly learning and trying new things. I love going to Pinterest to get new ideas for the tiny treats in my shop, as well as simply making things that I love or that bring back warm memories. Food has a way of doing that!

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  • Joanna Olson

    Owner

    First and foremost, I'm a full-time mama of two littles. I love knitting, spinning, and I've recently discovered the wonderful world of polymer clay.

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Last updated on Dec 12, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Will Made-to-Order and Ready-to-Ship items ship together or separately?

If your order includes anything made to order, all items will ship together.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All charms will be packaged either on a product card, enclosed in a cellophane bag or in a jewelry gift box. This largely depends on the number of charms ordered and/or the shapes. (Flat charms like pizza slices would be packaged on a card, while something more bulky, like a cupcake, might go in a box.) Please let me know if you have a preference or would like your charms each packaged individually.

Wholesale availability

Wholesale orders are currently closed.

Can I order a custom charm?

At this time, I am not offering custom listings of charms. I would love to hear your ideas though! I may just make a batch of whatever it is you would love to see in the shop. If you have a unique idea, please send me a message and let me know. If I decide to make some for the shop, I will be happy to reserve one for you.