Tuesday, August 20, 2013

My first Tutorial

May I present to you my first tutorial "Tapestry" a pattern for a necklace, bracelet and earrings also one that is quick and easy to make. If you are interested the link click on the image above and it will take you to my Artfire Tutorial shop.

Sorry I only have one pattern there so far, but it is a start and I have a stack of designs rolling in my head waiting to be written. Here is the story on how this came about.

I have been learning to write tutorials for close on 12 months. Jewellery making is fun to me and I have not enjoyed writing as it takes a very long time and seems too much like 'work'.

A few times I have made attempts to write my patterns, only to get to a point where I don't know
how to illustrate the next step and I begin to feel very bogged down. 

Until just recently I had pretty much decided not to write tutorials,  even though I was being asked for them regularly on Facebook.

Last week I was making a new necklace design and thought to myself " this needs to be further developed and I have the ability to illustrate this pattern". Well that was a change for me !!


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    1. Hey Orsi, thanks for visiting, nice to know you are still interested in beading,


  2. Hello,Patrick:
    It's been ages,since my last visit on Blogger,but after that long break,I am hopefully coming back to beading,blogging and commenting.I could see all Your pretty things,You've made meanwhile and I fully admire all of them.I love the 'tapestry' bracelet-it's simple,but very decorative and colorful.As the item for Your first tutorial,I think it's the very good choice.
    Warm Greetings from Sweden-Halinka-

  3. Hello Halinka, thank you for visiting and your comment. I hope you have enjoyed your
    time away from the beads. Sometimes we need to have that break so inspiration returns.
    Glad you like my tutorial.


  4. Congratulations on your first pattern, the opening of your artfire shop and on ... wow. already 15 sales! you rock!!!

  5. Thank you Cath for visiting and leaving a comment. Much appreciated.


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    1. Thank you very much, it has taken me awhile but finally got there.

  7. Wow! Congratulation! I have enjoyed reading your articles. It is well written. It looks like you spend a large amount of time and effort in writing the blog. I am appreciating your effort. Thanks for sharing....