As today was a completely different day than the past
At the end of the review, I talk about how to make what you see in magazines and books your own, rather than copying a tutorial verbatim. I think that's an important thing to remember with anything you use to inspire your jewelry; copying by the numbers is fine for learning, but selling it that way is not the best idea. The more you practice different techniques from various sources, the more easily you'll discover your own voice and start making things that are uniquely YOU.
|My "Grid" necklace from page 29,|
|My "Be A Lamp" necklace from page 107.|
Part way through the video, Zack comes in, not knowing I'm recording, but I managed to get him to come and say hi and thank you for all the things you guys have sent him. He's way more popular than I am, that's for sure, as he should be. (I'm biased. He's awesome sauce.)
I don't like seeing myself on video. The adage that the camera adds ten pounds seems to be true, and my medications make my face VERY puffy, but whatever, it can't be helped. Plus, I tend to talk fast and I don't think I was talking quite loudly enough, but I hope you watch. If the video below isn't working, or you want a larger view, click here.
Not sure if I will do this again (should I?)
Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack. Visit her shops by clicking on the right side bar of this blog (please and thank you!). She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party® and author of the book "Bead Soup" via Kalmbach Publishing.