Finally I’ve got the tutorial finished for the Double Spiral Rope, and it’s all ready to go!
Worrying about wording the instructions, I decided to make a little video to show exactly what I mean. The video is on this site exclusively for those who bought the tutorial to help with any points that may not be understood from the written instructions.
I had a great deal of fun making the vid, so much so that I am now going to make a simple pair of earrings and video that. It’s addictive once you’ve got the hang of it, and I only used my normal camera, the point and shoot one I use for the product pictures, a table-top tripod, good light, and Windows Movie Maker. I even figured out how to cut a mistake out, add music only on certain parts, fade in, fade out and all the rest of it.
I have to say, apart from the sound of my own voice, I’m really pleased with it.
It’s not the first video I’ve made. I made a preview video for my book. Have I mentioned my book? No? Oh well, it’s called Beautiful Jewellery with SuperDuo Beads. Ok not the most imaginative title, but it’s doing well over on Amazon. <<<<Link
Most of the projects on this site are in the book as a whole collection, and I made the video to showcase the jewellery itself, as much as the book. Here it is.
So now I am working on my next tutorial.
That isn’t strictly true, this one has been on the go since the end of September, but I haven’t got around to doing the diagrams yet. It’s a tricky one you see. No…not to work, but tricky to make the diagrams for.
For months I was trying to work out how to do a spiral rope with SuperDuo beads. There are lots of patterns out there for seed beads and single-holed beads, but little or nothing for SuperDuos.
So I set about adapting a spiral pattern already well known and quite simple too. It was tricky because of the two holes in the SuperDuos, having to remember to also sew through the SuperDuo added in the previous but one step.
And that is why it’s so tricky to draw the diagrams. The diagrams will have current beads in the step showing on top, which puts the SuperDuo from the previous but one step underneath the current beads…but this is current too!
I may, if I can get a good enough quality one, make a little video to help.
Anyway, I made a necklace and a bracelet, so everything is ready to go except those diagrams.
Wait…I have an idea for a bracelet. Maybe I’ll tackle the spiral another day.
I'm Teresa, the designer and writer of the tutorials you see, and a bead addict.