Friday, October 27, 2017

I MADE YOU AN INSTRUCTABLE


Steampunk Gear Earrings

So, since my work got a makerspace a year and a half ago, I've been making more things than ever. One of my favorite sites for making ideas is Instructables. I've made LED bracelets, laser-engraved rubber stamps, and drawstring pouches. My felt cameos are a little different, but this is where the idea came from.

I even became a Pro member to support the site and because I like being able to download .pdfs to consult while making stuff. Youtube videos can be great for showing techniques, but nothing can compare to a step-by-step guide (although Instructables can have video, so best of both worlds, really). As a librarian, I make a lot of those, so I know of what I speak.

Since I now have the fancy camera for taking good macro pictures, I wanted to try my hand at making an Instructable. The editing interface is pretty intuitive for anyone who's blogged or added content to a web site. If you make stuff, definitely give it a try. If you want to get your content to people, Instructables' large, active community is going to get more views than a blog post.

I had hoped to make a video showing my technique for attaching beads with wire, but it was hard to get close enough to see things while filming it myself. Maybe next time.


No comments: