Tuesday, October 30, 2007

My First Ever Tutorial: Go Make a Shrink Plastic Flower Pin!

I have made a tutorial - written instructions and a video - on how to make the shrink plastic flower pin pictured above. It was a heck of a lot more work than I anticipated (I now know how to use iMovie... sorta) and the video is pretty darn amateurish, but I think it does the trick.

I got inspired to do the whole tutorial thing after watching a video of a fascinating talk: "The Global Microbrand: using the web to stay small whilst selling all over the world," given at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn by Antonio Gould (did the "whilst" in his title give away that he's a Brit?). Among other things, he said that if you make a video tutorial on your specific area of expertise, you will likely be the very first person in the entire world to do so. Well, when you put it that way, how could I not do it? So please do go watch my unique contribution to the wide world of shrink plastic jewelry making - it's right here! And if you decide to make a pin of your own, please send me a picture, or post it to the Flickr Group I started. I would so love to see it!

1 comment:

Antonio said...

Wow! What a great idea - and thanks for the positive feedback. I hope to see lots of people giving this a go soon!