One of our goals for 2014 for Pachamama Native Art was for us to produce and offer for free a short beading on rocks video tutorial. Many people had asked us about how to bead on rocks, and while we do offer local workshops, it's obviously hard for people who aren't in Oaxaca, Mexico, to participate with us locally. We wanted to share basic techniques of how to do that in a video format so that anyone could access it from anywhere for free. So that is what we set out to do.
Being as we were/are on a shoestring budget and not specialized in video making, it was a challenge for us to produce a high quality video piece that we really had hoped to offer. Our technological abilities (or lack there of) got the better of us. Camera and phone batteries died, background noise was a problem, blurry video shootings and lighting problems persisted - you get the picture. It didn't go quite as we had hoped, but it was definitely the learning experience. Plus, we did produce a video, just not in a live video style. In the end, we wound up making a 3 1/2 minute presentation style video - a compilation of slides with super fun music! It's a design of a simple flower, just 6 lines, perfect for a beginner beader, and for anyone who wants to master a simple design. You can watch it here and also download a PDF format for free.
The good news about making this video and learning from our previous attempt is that we now feel confident to continue our goals of making more videos and downloadable PDF tutorials throughout 2015. We got the ball rolling and for this, we are happy! Hope you enjoy our beading on rocks video tutorial! Please feel free to comment and give suggestions for video making. (We are aware that the video is a bit fast-paced and the music may be too loud for some- thanks, Mom, for the feedback ;) All comments are welcome and appreciated!
Just for fun! Here is a video outtake from our first video of beading on rocks. You can see how Pedro dips the skewer in the glue and then selects the beads.
Almost, but not quite there.....
Co-owner of Pachamama Native Art, Inc. and writer of this blog.