Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Carnival Collection - Video 2 - Coming Oct 25



Last week I shared my first attempt at a video with titles and music.  We agreed it was fun but not effective for getting viewers to notice the jewelry.  I tried again.  This time I changed the background to a much simpler white with glitter and faceted jewels for a mardi gras theme.

I chose the mardi gras theme because of the colors - green for faith, gold for power and purple for justice.  The handcrafted pieces of jewelry have some shine and gold sparkle.  The pieces could be worn for a party, for day or evening wear or just for fun.

I found some New Orleans music and paired it with my video, added titles and thought I'd share the retake with you!  The 'Carnival Collection' will be in my etsy shop October 25.  Don't forget to look for it and YES!  I'll remind you again.   www.lindabrittdesign.etsy.com

As usual, I'd love feedback on the video.  Each time I do one, I'll get better and your comments will help me.





Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Learning Curve

Have you noticed that learning curves vary with content and with age?  I've spent hours learning to set up a scene to take a video and then get the lighting correct.  I've learned to use new software 'Wondershare Filmora' (which by the way is really good software for putting text and music to a video).  Since it is new to me, it has taken more hours.  And then when I got the video like I wanted it, I had to get it in a format to put in my blog (Filmora helped with that).  I had to put it on YouTube first.   Lots of learning with a big learning curve.  I think my age may have something to do with all that or it could be I'm just determined! 

Why did I make the video?  Good Question!  My new jewelry collection is coming to www.lindabrittdesign.etsy.com on October 25.  I wanted to learn to make a video and this seemed like the perfect time.  A little teaser for everyone to get excited about the jewelry! 

This first video came out close to my idea of  'Let the Good Times Roll' = Carnival Collection.  I wanted the Mardi Gras Theme since the colors in my jewelry were purple, green and gold.  The jewelry is one of a kind handcrafted and very versatile.  It can go from casual to party and show the wearer's individuality.  I wanted the video to be fun.

The feedback I got was a little negative since the people I asked to watch it got caught up in the fun but missed the jewelry.  That was also part of my learning curve:  Make the jewelry more important than anything else.  That led me to make a second video!

This week I'm sharing the first video and invite you just to enjoy the pictures and the music.  Next week I"ll share the second video.  And don't forget to check my etsy shop on the 25th! 

Any feedback is welcome!


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Using Rock Formations As Inspiration For Copper Cuffs









Perfect time for a fall road trip and going to Southern Utah seemed like a great idea.  Got the map and planned the trip to several places - some we've visited and some new.  At each of the parks. reserves and monuments, my eyes went to the rock formations.  They were very different in each of the places.  And yes, I took lots of pictures and it will take me a while to edit them for viewing.  

When we returned home I simply had to let the formations inspire me.  What better medium to use than copper and what better technique than foldforming?  So I'm sharing my rock formations and the copper cuffs I made.  Just enjoy them!














Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Carnival Collection - Video 2 - Coming Oct 25



Last week I shared my first attempt at a video with titles and music.  We agreed it was fun but not effective for getting viewers to notice the jewelry.  I tried again.  This time I changed the background to a much simpler white with glitter and faceted jewels for a mardi gras theme.

I chose the mardi gras theme because of the colors - green for faith, gold for power and purple for justice.  The handcrafted pieces of jewelry have some shine and gold sparkle.  The pieces could be worn for a party, for day or evening wear or just for fun.

I found some New Orleans music and paired it with my video, added titles and thought I'd share the retake with you!  The 'Carnival Collection' will be in my etsy shop October 25.  Don't forget to look for it and YES!  I'll remind you again.   www.lindabrittdesign.etsy.com

As usual, I'd love feedback on the video.  Each time I do one, I'll get better and your comments will help me.





Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Learning Curve

Have you noticed that learning curves vary with content and with age?  I've spent hours learning to set up a scene to take a video and then get the lighting correct.  I've learned to use new software 'Wondershare Filmora' (which by the way is really good software for putting text and music to a video).  Since it is new to me, it has taken more hours.  And then when I got the video like I wanted it, I had to get it in a format to put in my blog (Filmora helped with that).  I had to put it on YouTube first.   Lots of learning with a big learning curve.  I think my age may have something to do with all that or it could be I'm just determined! 

Why did I make the video?  Good Question!  My new jewelry collection is coming to www.lindabrittdesign.etsy.com on October 25.  I wanted to learn to make a video and this seemed like the perfect time.  A little teaser for everyone to get excited about the jewelry! 

This first video came out close to my idea of  'Let the Good Times Roll' = Carnival Collection.  I wanted the Mardi Gras Theme since the colors in my jewelry were purple, green and gold.  The jewelry is one of a kind handcrafted and very versatile.  It can go from casual to party and show the wearer's individuality.  I wanted the video to be fun.

The feedback I got was a little negative since the people I asked to watch it got caught up in the fun but missed the jewelry.  That was also part of my learning curve:  Make the jewelry more important than anything else.  That led me to make a second video!

This week I'm sharing the first video and invite you just to enjoy the pictures and the music.  Next week I"ll share the second video.  And don't forget to check my etsy shop on the 25th! 

Any feedback is welcome!


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Using Rock Formations As Inspiration For Copper Cuffs









Perfect time for a fall road trip and going to Southern Utah seemed like a great idea.  Got the map and planned the trip to several places - some we've visited and some new.  At each of the parks. reserves and monuments, my eyes went to the rock formations.  They were very different in each of the places.  And yes, I took lots of pictures and it will take me a while to edit them for viewing.  

When we returned home I simply had to let the formations inspire me.  What better medium to use than copper and what better technique than foldforming?  So I'm sharing my rock formations and the copper cuffs I made.  Just enjoy them!