I've been making instruction videos to share my creative findings with you for a little over four years now.
We started off boldly in a very messy, cluttered, undecorated workspace in the basement of my home. In time, we graduated to a better version of the same, part workshop, part video set.....a bit more organized, but hard to light and without the use of a good editing program to make the videos be what they needed to be.
In November of 2012 we moved to our own building and a nice sunny window. Still, many adjustments had to be made. We got a new camera only to find out you had to move and use it just right to avoid blur. We experimented with technique and lighting and a new editing program. Finally the videos started to be more what we needed them to be...
And I added guest instructors like Kate Mulligan from Mulligan Stew, a member of the B'sue Boutiques Design Team, and Donna Parry, one of my assistants here at the shop, a fellow jewelry maker and my sister in law for almost 39 years.
Last week we were emboldened to make a video very close to our hearts....about ADHD and the artistic process. If you have not yet seen it, you might want to take time for it:
ANYWAY....long story short, I've got about 108 videos up covering everything from how to set a rivet to make an assemblage necklace, to fiddling around with polymer clay and twisting wire to make a 'beady-charmy'. We've also talked about vintage jewelry and whether to repurpose or not repurpose.
There are nearly 12,000 subscribers to the B'sue Boutiques You Tube Channel and way over a million and a half views. WOW.
My purpose in making these videos with all their little wonky ways, lack of script, conversational manner (some like that, some don't) is to SHARE for FREE the stuff I've figured out during a long journey making jewelry, now for a good 27 years. Also, we sell the *good stuff* you need to work in the mixed media/assemblage/vintage style at B'sue Boutiques SO! Why NOT share?
I'd love for MORE people to know about what we do as it's truly been very helpful to so many. I get lots of letters and comments about the videos and have met so many great friends because I was brave and just put it out there, imperfections and all.
SO.....I NEED YOUR KIND ASSISTANCE.
Please tell your friends about my YOU TUBE channel, or if you would rather, about my website, http://www.bsueboutiques.com
Just post a link to a favorite video or a favorite product from the website along with a few kind words on YOUR! Facebook page, or in one of the Facebook groups YOU! may belong to that allows links of this sort...maybe one where folks don't know about us. If you like to blog, do a little blog post if you have time and link a few videos. Don't post your fave here---post it OUT THERE, in the social media world. Thanks!
THEN: Just leave a comment here on this blog along with the URL ***where you posted the link*** That way I'll know you shared.....and I can enter you into a drawing for a 25.00 FREE SHOPPING PASS to B'sue Boutiques
I have to have THIRTY valid participants by next Monday (March 31, 2014) for this to work, so ask your pals to play along, too, would you? I've given a lot of myself---and I enjoyed every minute of it! So....if *you* like what I do, I'd really appreciate a shout out.
With thirty participants I will send one 25.00 pass and one 15.00 pass made out to the persons who win the drawing, in the mail....ALONG WITH A MINI MUSE PACKAGE....a goody bag on steroids!
If we get bunches and bunches, I may well send several. Be sure you've sent me a friend request at Facebook so I can get in touch with you and get your address if you win!
Thanks for the shout out, guys!