Heather Boyd has been making custom wire jewelry in Montréal, Canada for over 20 years. She has a Fine Art Degree from the University of Guelph and has work experience in clothing and graphic design. Heather has taught craft and jewellery making in daycares, schools, libraries and art galleries. Heather enjoys creating craft projects based on themes and/or using recycled materials. Her custom wire jewellery, wedding cake toppers and mixed media art can be seen on her website.
Take your beading to the next level! Make a necklace by wrapping a series of beads around one another to create a single multi-bead pendant. Follow along with Heather as she teaches you to string seed beads and larger beads onto a wire, and then wrap them around a bamboo skewer to make an artful clump - this will become your pendant! Use this pendant to create a custom necklace using a chain or plated wire of your choice!
Want to get your homemade pendant necklace to hang in just the right place? Heather Boyd Wire teaches you how to make an adjustable necklace cord that can be altered to suit your fancy. You'll just need a waxed cotton cord, 2 end cap springs, your necklace pendant, and a pair of pliers. This cord is simple to make, simple to adjust, and simple to wear!
Would you like to be glamorous, unique, and also slightly... well, hungry? In this lesson, Heather Boyd Wire teaches you how to make earrings that look like sushi rolls. All you'll need are squares of black and white felt, a few strips of colored felt for your filling, wire, and some beads. These adorable earrings are easy to make when you follow these straightforward instructions.
Make your very own winter wonderland that can dangle from your earlobes come the holiday season! Heather Boyd Wire teaches you how to make cute beaded snowman earrings, complete with arms and top hat. All you'll need is wire, a head pin, beads, an earring hook, fun foam, pliers, and scissors. These earrings are easy to create and make great holiday gifts for friends and family.
Let your creativity flow while you craft beautiful one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces! Don't stop at designing a piece made from store-bought materials--instead, learn how to make custom fabric beads! This lesson from Heather Boyd Wire begins with selecting the materials for making your beads: fabric, fancy thread or wool, and seed beads. Then, Heather demonstrates how to roll each bead, and secure the fabric and yarn with wire. In a matter of minutes, you’ll have a unique and beautiful pendant.
Make your own mini hat fascinator and decorate it to fit any occasion. Attached photo shows a festive purple Spring themed hat. Instructions in the video show how to make a funky red hat. Inspired by the ladies of the Red Hat Society! Gather up all kinds of craft supplies to decorate your hat: feathers, beads, garland, buttons, fun foam cut-outs, wooden ladybugs, pipecleaners, fabric or plastic flowers, etc.
Great project to make a peace sign pendant for hippy themed parties, Halloween or everyday wear. Very easy to make with seed beads and wire. Great project to do with kids and teens.
Spring into springtime arts and crafts! Heather Boyd Wire teaches you how to make a delightful floral beaded daisy that can be used to create a pair of earrings or can serve as a necklace pendant. All you'll need is artistic wire, flat pliers, clippers, and seven round beads, one of a contrasting color. These pendants are easy to make and extremely cute, so they are a great beginner craft project.
Your friends will be all aflutter about the beaded butterfly pendant you made! You just need wire and beads to create this cute and simple ornament. Heather Boyd Wire shows you how to make the wings, body, head, and antennae. These pendants would be great on necklaces, or string them up with fishing line and hang them up around the house and the garden!
You'll be the star of the show once you've made this beaded star pendant! Heather Boyd Wire reveals the secret to another darling beaded shape, this one a star made out of wire and sea beads. You can create a small version that can serve as the pendant for a necklace, or scale it up and use it as a Christmas tree (or other non-denominational holiday) ornament!
Need an original gift for someone musical in your life? Heather Boyd Wire teaches you how to make a beaded treble clef by stringing a wire with beads and then manipulating it into the right shape. This treble clef can be made to match any color scheme and could be used as a necklace pendant, a hanging ornament, or even scaled down in size to create particularly melodic earrings!
Feeling crafty? How about designing a beautiful beaded dragonfly pendant, complete with wings? Heather Boyd Wire shows you how to make this simple but lovely little bug. While the head and body are made of beads and wire, the wings can be made out of all kind of materials, from fabric to ribbon to recycled plastic! Wear it as a necklace or hang it in your garden to add a little elegance to the insect population of your yard.
Learn how to bead a necklace with this jewelry making tutorial. This lesson teaches you which tools you'll need, how to create your own necklace design, and how to successfully complete your beading project. Take what you've learned here to design your own handmade bracelet and necklace set!
Enjoy the flavor of baklava for breakfast! Feast in the Middle East combines the healthy features of a California granola with the honey, nuts, and spices of your favorite Middle Eastern dessert. Toss heart-healthy old fashioned oats with pistachios and your favorite nuts and bring it together with traditional baklava flavors such as honey and cinnamon. It's so easy! Layer with yogurt and fruit for a healthy breakfast parfait.
Face painting can add excitement and drama to any party or festival, for children and adults alike! If you are new to face painting though, you might be intimidated by the fact that the whole face becomes a blank canvas—so start with the basics, and learn how quickly and easily you can paint a butterfly! This lesson will teach you the basics of paint placement, how to use a rainbow cake for the bulk of the design, and finally how to embellish your design using simple lines, dots, and glitter.
Crocheting provides a great way to combine form and function. Next holiday season, give potholders a break and crochet chunky cowls instead! This fashionable accessory is not only a beautiful addition to any outfit, but will keep your or your loved ones warm in cold winter weather. As this lesson from Yarn Obsession proves, chunky cowls are totally easy to make! All you need is a skein of chunky yarn, a N hook, and mastery of the single and double crochets.
It's summertime, and the living is easy... and the fruit is ripe! So why not add some fresh fruit and herbs to your mixed drinks? Joe, a Curious.com employee, teaches you the recipe for a basic (and adaptable- any juice will do) lemon and mint cocktail. This lesson includes instructions for creating homemade simple syrup, as well as a non-alcoholic alternative version of this delicious minty-fresh beverage. This drink is perfect for a hot day or a hot party.
You've created your Curious video lesson, sharing your knowledge with the camera. Now it's time to share your lesson with the world! Learn how to use the Curious LessonBuilder to: break your lesson up into easily digestible sections; name your lesson and sections; create exercises to quiz your students on key points; add attachments to provide helpful external materials for your students; preview your lesson; and publish it live on Curious.com!
What's causing your poor posture? Is it laziness? Respiratory issues? An inflexible spine? A neck that's not in proper alignment? In this lesson, neuromuscular therapist Holistic Sam explains the condition excessive thoracic kyphosis, addressing both its causes and its potential treatments. There may be exercises that can help with your posture and back pain!
Are you stuck at a desk all day? Sit up straight! In this lesson from neuromuscular therapist Holistic Sam, learn how to improve your sitting posture over time. See how to correct the curvature of your lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spine, and how to shift your pelvis to help the arch of your lower back. Set a timer and make these corrections every hour, and gradually you'll find that good posture is easier, your back is stronger, and sitting is more comfortable.
If you are skilled at teaching and have knowledge that you want to share, learn how to educate others by making the best lesson possible! This lesson from Curious Teacher Support is designed to help you grasp the fundamentals of shooting a lesson, from how to light your filming environment (no matter where it is), to recording the highest quality audio possible, to how to frame your shots for maximum impact. We know you’ve got something to say, so say it well with a quality lesson.
Everything's coming up roses when you make these gorgeous crêpe ribbon flowers! Part one of two, this lesson from craft addict Erin Bassett teaches you how to fold, sew, and paint your ribbon. Select a patterned crêpe ribbon that is thin, flexible, and delicate, then fold and sew the ribbon into a circle with needle and thread to create your flower’s petals. Paint the ribbon's edges, and then spray your whole flower with glitter mist and add color accents.
Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it can be tough to make time for a healthy meal. To the rescue - this easy recipe for overnight no-cook oatmeal! Featuring yogurt, milk, oats, and your choice of toppings, this simple recipe comes together in minutes and can be taken on-the-go for breakfast, brunch, or a snack.
Looking for simple recipes for breakfast? Learn how to make delicious blueberry muffins in 30 minutes! This quick and easy recipe is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as an on-the-go snack. The blueberries add a nice tart flavor to the sweetness of the Streusel topping. This muffin recipe will not disappoint - it will delight your taste buds!