|Sample page from Corset & Stays tutorial|
Then I thought I'd add an 'idea gallery' page of ways to dress up the simple beaded bead. Which meant stitching more beads as I found I'd given away or sold most of my inventory without photographing them, or didn't have the 'right' photos. Ouch!
The idea gallery expanded from one page to three, each showcasing a different bead pattern with project notes and diagrams.
|Sample page - right angle weave|
|My own little 'Look Inside' sneak peaks|
I've worked on it at the studio and at home, at several different coffee shops, the library and even the local donut shop. Anywhere that had power and would let me sit for a few hours to work. I haven't added up all my time yet, and I'm pretty sure I don't want to as that's always a little daunting. I know I am ready to put this project aside for a while and move on to something else. But at the same time, I'm so pleased with how it's turning out! And it's interesting just how much I've learned in the process. Trying to explain it to someone else, really makes you codify your knowledge.
One last push to go! Tomorrow morning, I'll finish up this round of proofing (there's always more possible to do) and then I can list this puppy on Etsy! Followed shortly thereafter by kits. Almost there....
Good for you! Those great little ideas can so easily grow into big, big projects as you bring them to reality, can't they? I'm sure the final product will be another winner!ReplyDelete
Oh Karen!!!!! This is awesome! I have been working on a beaded bead myself and know how much time it takes. Be sure to let me know when it is listed and I will share everywhere I can!!!ReplyDelete
Karen, that's so exciting! Looks like it's going to be an awesome tutorial with all the work you put into it. :)ReplyDelete
That looks very professional. Nice lay out. Pretty pictures. It also sounds complete.ReplyDelete
Beaded beads are just such useful things.
Thank you all! I wondered if I should actually write this post because its felt like its all I've talked about for the past month. I know that isn't true, but I have written about it several times in its various stages. And I know I've been -thinking- about it nearly nonstop for weeks now. I am sooo glad it's finally done!ReplyDelete
Already thinking about things I -could- add. But going to give it a break for now. And I do have a one-year update policy for my epatterns. Since I don't have to worry about printing costs, if I make a change, correction or addition I can send the link to the new download to anyone who's purchased the pattern recently as a courtesy.