Scarey plans and a crafty tutorial.


Dragonfly pendant tutorial
Dragonfly pendant tutorial

I have a bit of a block today deciding what to write. There are lots of things I want to add to this blog but they are quite demanding of my time and it’s late on a Sunday evening. I have also already written 2 posts today, so I am going to cheat a bit.

I have another blog, a blogspot called Jangill Designs. I put a few how-to jewellery making ideas on there and quite a few of my photographs. It tends to get ignored when I get busy. One post that is regularly visited is this one. It’s a step by step tutorial on how to create the dragonfly pendants above.

Each Tuesday I would create a piece of jewellery and photograph each step to create a series of tutorials. It was great for me, as it kept me thinking in terms of teaching and demonstrating, as well as designing and making. It provided great added value for the demonstrations I was doing as people could look up steps if they forgot them later. It is one of the goals for this site too. I’m not sure if I will be confident enough to do a video, but it is a challenge I have set myself. It scares me, but that is supposed to be good for us 🙂

Have you set yourself any challenges? Do they scare you a little? Would love to hear about it, so feel free to share in the comments 🙂

Happy Creating,

Janice 🙂




7 thoughts on “Scarey plans and a crafty tutorial.”

  1. Hi, I am blogging as well with the 31 day challenge. I am repurposing some of my other content which always helps. That is one of the benefits of having blogged for awhile, you can tweak another blog and then repost. Thanks.

  2. You know, I do have a challenge. I don’t know why I thought it would be easy and anxiety-free. I’m creating an online course, and because it’s not my first, I thought I’d just blink and it would be done. Boom bam!

    Instead, I’ve got a bit of writer’s block because I’m suddenly insecure about what I have planned. So yes and yes!

  3. I do things that scare me fairly often. Every new social media site I’m not on scares me — especially if it means learning new technology. I simply can’t use a Smartphone to do any work. I can, however, make videos when I need to. Of course, my videos are not just me talking in front of a camera. They are usually nature videos or interviews with others, and I don’t show. You can do it.

    1. Hi Barbara, I know what you mean about the social media, there are so many now. The video would be mostly over my shoulder so I wouldn’t have to face it too much. I easily get tongue tied though. May end up with lots of part finished versions of the same painting 🙂

  4. Great crafting idea! At one point, I was into jewelry-making and have hoarded a huge amount of stones. This just might come in handy, who knows. Thanks you!

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