Monday, March 17, 2014

YouTube video?....yeah, I did.

I went to visit an accomplished Artisan, and a dear friend last weekend.  Brenda Sue Lansdowne is the owner of , a jewelry Artisan, and all around great gal.

You can learn more about this incredible Artist here:

Among her many accomplishments, she is also known for her outstanding YouTube videos.  Her "how-to" demonstrations, coupled with her down home charm, are favorites for thousands of viewers.  It is not unusual for just one of her videos, of which she has made bunches, to be viewed over 14,000 times.  In fact, her YouTube channel has had over 1.5 MILLION views!

Can you say NERVOUS!

Imagine the joy....and the anxiety...I felt when she asked me to do a video tutorial with her on how to chemically etch metal.  I knew the only way I could do it, and get through it, was with her help. she is...messing around before the video in her Store located in East Palestine, Ohio.  This is where we shot the video.

My husband Mike was there too, but he is camera shy.  He spent his time reading a book and staying out of video camera view....well, except for this quick camera shot.  Is he handsome or what?
Well, the video was made, and we had a good time.  I had to take some fake roses and put them between my teeth for a moment.... and do some other goofy stuff.   I am pleased with the outcome, and so was Brenda Sue.  I hope that many others will now feel confident to try etching metal.  I don't know if I will ever participate in another video.....I had a case of the nerves for days prior!

So here is the YouTube video.  Enjoy!


  1. you are an accomplished artist, Miss Kate. And Mr. Mike is proud of everything you do. XOXO

    1. I am so lucky to have Mr. Mike, and to have a friend like you! XOXO back to ya!


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