Hooray! I got the video for a shaded leaf cane – in good autumn colours – up on YouTube. Please take a peek! There are approximate written instructions in my old, old tutorial which will be updated by the end of the month.
I have a few more autumn themed videos coming right up.
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.