Thursday, October 7, 2010

Spreading the Craft-Night Fun

I have a huge favor to ask...

You might have read about the sort of-quarterly "craft nights" that I participate in with family and friends which usually consist of eating, drinking, crafting and being merry! (always at least one jewelry project)...

These earrings are one of the quick & easy jewelry crafts we made last weekend during our fall get-together.

My parents will be heading to Florida for the winter in January and there has been talk of a craft night taking place there among "other" friends. There might be someone there to teach a jewelry craft, but I would LOVE to be able to participate in craft night from Ohio.

So, here's the big favor.... Do you have any ideas on how to make that happen through web cam technology? Have you ever participated in a crafty "meet-up" via the web?

I don't think it would be difficult to pull off a web based craft night, and once we figure it out, we could invite lots of others, I am just not sure where to start.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!! :)

7 comments:

Beadwright said...

I know that this is done all over the world. I am like you not a clue. I have a friend that knows though and I will be seeing her on Sunday. I will see what I can find out for you.
Nicole/Beadwright

PegsPirate said...

Skype!! www.skype.com

It's free and very simple & easy to use — all you need is computer/internet/webcam on each side and to download the program. You can also set up conference calls with it.

I don't use it as I don't particularly have a need for it, but I have friends who swear by it for video chatting.

Jenni said...

My only suggestion is skype - I don't use it all the time and certainly haven't used it for crafting from one part of the world to another...

But I think it had the potential to work, you know. Could be loads of fun!

I think I'd love to get involved in something like that!

coolmoon said...

Everyone would probably need webcam technology on their computer or laptop.

WireMySoul said...

If you all want to see/hear each other, then Skype is the way to go, but all parties have to install and run it. If you're just demonstrating and the other participants are happy to just comment with text messages, consider Ustream, a video streaming website much like live television. Viewers who are members can chat right on the same page as your streaming window. The downside is that this website doesn't work for everyone who wishes to broadcast (I don't have the right mixing board to manage my devices and cannot use it, for example). Good luck!

Regina said...

Don't know much about technology (sound familiar?), but I have a great suggestion, come on down to Florida! You got a lot of followers down here who would love to say Hi in person.

Lisa Crone said...

This is great, thank you all so much!! :)