Thursday, April 27, 2017

MARKETING: Instagram & Desktop Pics

Before I started using a smartphone, which has replaced my plan to get a tablet, I tried to upload photos to Instagram from my desktop. Contrary to what some have said, there is no Instagram-authorized way to do this. All of the search results that I received discussed workarounds. Read what Louise Myers said in her article, Can You Post to Instagram from Desktop? 10+3 Options to Try, in June, 2016. The phrase 10+3 Options, and the word workarounds, are the operatives:
There are a growing number of options, but each has its drawbacks. Instagram doesn’t allow uploads via their API, so all of these are workarounds. Here are 13 options I found. They keep increasing!
Before I started using a multi-functional mobile phone, I downloaded the Instagram desktop app, and tried the Instagram website. Though I could interact with the posts, neither allowed me to upload images from my computer. I was trying to do this because, at the time I had no need for a smartphone. That is when I began to consider getting a tablet PC.

I had read that a crafter uses her tablet to upload pics to Instagram. So, I learned that tablet technology uses many of the operating systems that are used by smartphones. Before I got one, I upgraded to a smartphone though, not to use Instagram, but for other reasons.

A Side Note:  Instagram is so easy to use that it has been taking over my sharing. I've been neglecting my blog more than ever. The Instagram site does allow downloading images. I have tried this, but the images do not look nearly as good on my computer as on my smartphone. In fact, they are not acceptable for listing handmades.

So, it seems that I'm still stuck with taking some duplicate pics with my POS camera. This is because I share quickly to Instagram, but often still want to write about, at my blog, what I'm sharing. I also wanted to be able to use many of the Instagram images at my listing venues. Bummer!


Sources:

louisem.com
instagram.com


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

CRAFTING: Quick Tut Bead Bowl



Easy Beading Bowl

A cushioned bead bowl to use along with your bead boards.


Supplies/Tools Needed:

  • Clear, plastic, bowl-shaped lid from cut fruit produce or a similar plastic container
  • Piece of foam or felt the size of the lid
  • Craft tacky glue or any glue that will bond plastic and foam/felt
  • Scissor 

I salvaged the clear, plastic lid from an empty apple pie container.




The square, flat foam piece probably was part of the packing for something I bought. I had salvaged it for later use.







Turned the cleaned lid upside down.



Apply a glue line around the inside of the bottom, in a place that will easily come in contact with the foam. So, don't apply it in a well, indention, ditch or depressed channel in the plastic. It will be hard to cause the foam to make contact with it, and to keep it pressed down into the glue until it is dry. I chose a raised ring in the bottom of the upturned.



Center the foam/felt and press it into the bowl onto the ring of glue. I turned it right side up so you could see how easily my foam piece presses into the glue ring.



Weigh your foam/felt down with a bowl, saucer or small book overnight, or at least for several hours. You can see the corners of my foam square sticking up beyond the edge of my bowl.



When it was dry I snipped them off with the scissor.





And that's it! Enjoy using your simple, little, lightweight bead bowl. I love mine!




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