I have been wanting to ‘get to grips’ with my YouTube account for over a year.. probably longer if the truth be told, but never found the time (read time as enthusiasm) to actually sit down and figure it out. I uploaded a couple of videos years ago but the process has changed since then and it is MUCH easier, although I am still learning the basics! My camera is fabulous and I have known since I had it (embarrassingly admitting had the camera for 2 years….) that it had a video function but, like everything else the ‘time’ was elusive. So this New Year 2017 I put my camera make into YouTube and learnt from those that know how to use the film function and guess what? it is really easy! I am still playing with focus which really needs to be improved but I am happy (ish) with this video. I haven’t done any talking – I have a squeaky girlie voice so will have to get brave – but! I have figured out how to add written top tips along the way, if you don’t have the subtitles you have to click on the funny square box at the bottom of the video screen on the right, it gives you the option to have the words… I learnt that bit at least!
Hope you enjoy the lampwork video tutorial on how I create a whimsy spotty dog head bead.
The video runs in ‘real time’ so is a little long at 9 minutes but a friend of mine has sent me the link to the editing software on my laptop – pays to have a friend in the technical know! – so I will be able to edit it to run more quickly over the ‘boring parts’ as she put it, those parts where you have to keep the bead warm to prevent cracking. Please remember that if you lampwork to do so safely, but happy torching.
If you have any questions just ask here and if you have any suggestions for future videos I would love to hear them in the comments below.
The finished bead is one of these… it took me three goes to film the tutorial! Next time will be better.