The latest video tutorial – the video is at the bottom of this post – is for my covering round ornaments one. Turns out I wrote that in December of 2009 so I guess it was up for a little updating.
Someone who watched the video requested some instructions for the canes and I’ll get those up pretty quick. They’re fairly basic canes made from my scrap pile so your results will vary… and they’re not small canes. Reduce quantities accordingly.
I have a love-hate relationship with video but I’m determined to get this sorted! Etsy now allows us to add little short clips to our listings and so I added lots of 10 second clips of me poking beads as a way of showing scale and depth. I’ll probably add some of me slicing canes or showing what I made with the cane for cane listings.
On the YouTube front, I’ve added the videos for two more of my old tutorials: the flower centre cane and the six petal flower cane. I will work my way through more of my site tutorials to update them a bit. Most of them were made in 2006-10! They’d be heading to middle and high school if they were kids!
Outside of crafting I do a fair amount of technical work – computer stuff, coding, some car electronics, amateur radio – and the last bit I’ve gotten back into doing web development and some graphics work. That includes bringing myself into the modern day as far as videos go.
As a bit of an introductory, super basic project I popped up a super speed version of me reducing a butterfly cane up on my Instagram. And another of a basic Skinner blend – for the same butterfly cane – up on my YouTube. The blend video, apart from being sped up a bunch, has none of the fun video magic the better video tutorials have. It has fumbling with packaging, awkward cutting, lots of crooked edges, and my blend sides are a mess. It still made a really great butterfly cane.
I have a plain old tutorial, with words and graphics, of the same sort of process. Version 1 got popped up in 2006. I redid it in 2017.