I am very honoured to be one of the first 100 teachers on a great new interactive learning website called Curious.com.
Time magazine lists Curious in their top 50 sites for 2013: “This brand-spanking-new site aims to provide an uncommonly inviting place to teach and be taught. Instructors can upload video on any subject — be it salsa dancing or making glogg — then divvy it into lessons. Unlike YouTube, Curious lets teachers choose to charge for lessons, features an oversized playback window and generally feels friendly and constructive. There are no creepy comments from anonymous YouTubers here, and the site’s proprietors currently approve teachers and eyeball content to ensure that these online classes are, well, classy.
Check out my first video for making a beaded pendant…just in time for Mother’s Day!
This beautiful wire tree was created by my daughter Myriam. She can custom make them with different color beads and in different sizes. This one was about 4 inches high by 3 inches wide. Available for purchase on Etsy: http://www.heatherboyd.etsy.com
Spring is on the way (wishful thinking) and soon we’ll be able to wear necklaces without having them covered with scarves, coats, sweaters, etc. I have a variety of necklaces available for sale on Etsy and am always open to custom orders based on your ideas and sketches…I love a challenge!
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I’ve been experimenting with adding beads to make a more filled in look for the pins. This parrot was a commission from the Viva Vida Art Gallery in Pointe Claire, Quebec.
Click image to go to the gallery’s website!
So I am following the advice of many marketing mentors and am utilizing social media to its fullest. Here is my latest YouTube video; a tutorial on how to make Snowman Earrings. They are super-cute and were a HUGE success this holiday season!
WOW…over 7500 views on Youtube for my How to Make Fabric Beads video!!!! More DIY videos to come…
My friend’s daughter had her Sweet Sixteen party at her mom’s gallery The Viva Vida Art Gallery in Pointe Claire. As a gift I made her a special cake topper with wire and beads. I used a special gold wire that I had purchased in Barcelona many years ago. The party was a masquerade ball and the topper fit perfectly with the theme.
For other cake toppers see my website: http://www.heatherboyd.etsy.com
For information on renting the gallery space for events in Montreal: http://www.vivavidaartgallery.com