Friday, May 11, 2012

Earring Wire Tutorial

It's been a busy week - Aren't they all in the Spring?  I'm way behind on my On-Line class at TAO (Teaching Art On-Line).  I need to be into the second module and I just now completed the first one....I think.  What we've been doing is to work on a down loadable PDF to give away.   Since I make my own earring wires I thought it would be as good a place as any to start.  I've taught - a lot - and always given away handouts when I teach.  I mean why make everyone try and take notes when they want to be concentrating on the project?  So I create a decent handout they can write details on but they don't have to try and write the entire lesson.  But, this is my first PDF.  I've uploaded it - and universe willing (which basically means I've got my fingers crossed I did this right) you can download it and it's free.

Let me know how it works for you and what you like or don't like.  Does it make sense?  I'm a work in progress here and welcome constructive criticism.  The photography could be more consistent but it's not awful.


Janel Gradowski said...

Cool! The only thing I would suggest is a close-up of the finished earwires with the bead accented ones too, so people can see what they look like.

Great job and have fun with the rest of your course!

Gallery 13 - Lela Bouse-McCracken said...

I think it's well done, Sharon. I see only one point that might be a little confusing to a novice. It's at the beginning, "File these ½” ends flat."

I know you meant file the end of the wire flat, but to me it sounds like you're asking us to file all of the ½ inch area.

And I agree with Janel...adding a pic of the wire with a bead you mentioned might be good too.

Well done and thank you!

Sharon Driscoll said...

Thank You so much for leaving comments. I really need an unbiased eye to pick up things like that.

I will make those additions to the master copy and post some finished wires with beads on them in the next couple of days.

Lela you are right - a novice might be confused by that and I will adjust it too.

Thank You, I really appreciate it!