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Byte-Syze Learning: What It Is All About
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How to Screencast Your Own Web Video
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How to Make Earrings by Wire Wrapping Briolettes
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How to Make Your Own Photography Drink Coasters
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How to Make Paper Cupcake Stands
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talents with the world and get paid in the process with Meylah's incredibly easy Byte-Syze Learning tool.

easy for both the creator as well as the consumer. You can also choose whether to sell your Byte-Syze Learning tutorials or give them away for free to raise your profile. The tool allows you to set any price you’d like and you can elect to provide PDF versions of your stepby-step creative guides automatically so everyone wins! What do you think? Why don’t you check out some of the Byte-Syze Learning tutorials in this eBook and see if it sparks an idea for your own tutorial or just follow the steps and create something creative today! And, don’t forget to have fun!

What Is Byte-Syze Learning?
A Byte-Syze Learning is a visual online tutorial, displayed in a stepby-step and easy to consume format for your audience. We have built an easy to use ByteSyze Learning tool that allows you to create beautiful step-by-step tutorials with Images and Video. And, you can even sell them!.

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So, what do you know? Whatever it is, we bet you can share some of your knowledge with others and maybe even sell some of it or as we like to say - Monetize Your Brain! We have found that everyone has unique skills that people want and now you can share those creative

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how to hold or work with the pliers. After much practice, I mastered the technique, but it would have been much easier if I had watched someone else first. Here are a few tips you may want to consider if you’re just getting started: • Use a soft, high gauge of wire (2628 mm), thinner wire will allow you more flexibility and control as you work with the wire. • You may want to start out with copper wire to master the technique since it’s less expensive than sterling silver or gold (I wasted a lot of wire before I mastered this technique).

• Make sure your briolettes are side drilled, not drilled top to bottom (top to bottom drilling requires headpins). Good luck mastering this technique and please share your finished products with us!

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When I was getting started with wire jewelry, I had a difficult time trying to learn how to wire wrap side drilled briolette (pear or oval shaped) gems. I bought a book to walk me through steps, but I still struggled with the process because I wasn’t comfortable with

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Step 1:
Gather Your Supplies
• Wire (Sterling silver round soft 28 mm gauge wire for this demo) • Side Drilled Briolette Gems or Beads (20x13 mm faceted green amethyst briolettes were used for this demo) • Ear Wires (Sterling silver leverback ear wires were used in this demo) • Needle Nose Pliers • Flat Nose Pliers • Curved Nose Pliers • Round Nose Pliers • Wire Cutters

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Step 2:
Clip and String Wire
Clip approximately 2 inches of wire using your wire cutters and string the wire through your briolette

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Step 3:
Prep Your Wire
• With your flat nose pliers, leaving a small space above the tip of the briolette, bend one end of the wire at a 90 degree angle. • Repeat the process with the other end of the wire in the opposite direction. • The two wires should be crisscrossed once you’ve finished this step.

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Step 4:
Clamp and Twist the Wires
Using your flat nose pliers, clamp on to the wires you’ve crisscrossed and twist the pliers toward you until you’ve coiled the wires to the tip of the briolette.

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Step 5:
Clip One of Your Wires
Using your wire cutters, clip one of your wires at the top of the area that you’ve twisted, leaving only one end of wire to work with.

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Step 6:
Form a Circle with Your Wire
• Using your round nose pliers, clamp onto your wire as close to the top of the twisted area as possible. • With your free hand, wrap the wire around the round nose pliers to create a circle.

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Step 7:
Begin Wrapping your Wire
Hold the clamped circle in your non-dominant hand using the round nose pliers. In your dominant hand hold the curved nose pliers, clamp on to the end of the loose wire and begin wrapping that wire until you reach the base of your briolette.

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Step 8:
Clip Excess Wire
• Using your wire cutters, clip any excess wire at the base of the area you’ve just wrapped. • If needed, use the needle nose pliers to tidy up the end of the wire.

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Step 9:
Slip Finished Wire Wrapped Stone to the Earwire
Open the ear wire with your needle nose pliers, slip the finished stone on, and close the ear wire.

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Step 10:
Complete the Pair
Repeat steps 2-9 to create a second earring to complete your pair!

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These paper cupcake stands are great because you can color-coordinate them with a themed party, and you can make them any size you want. They’re also very cheap to make, so you can make plenty of them without breaking the bank.

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Who doesn’t love cupcakes? I love to entertain, and have a collection of pretty plates and cupcake stands to pretty up my presentation when I have friends over for baked goodies. But all that china and ceramicware can add up and get pricey, so I decided to make my own paper cupcake stands.

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Step 1:
What You Will Need
Here is what you will need to get started: • 1 sheet of chipboard • 1 sheet of plain colored carstock • 1 sheet of pattered cardstock • 1 length of ribbon/lace to fit around your cupcake stand • Scissors • Glue • Ruler • Pen • Cup (if you don’t have a circle-drawing tool)

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Step 2:
Creating The Tray
We are going to start by making the tray that your cupcake will sit on. Take your chipboard and use your cup to trace a circle on the chipboard. Then repeat this step on the plain colored cardstock.

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Step 3:
Creating The Support
Next we will be making the support stands. Grab your chipboard and measure and rule a 3 inch x 2.75 inch rectangle on the corner of the sheet.

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Step 4:
Measure and Mark Your Support
From there, measure in 5/8 of an inch in from the left and right sides along the 2.75 inch side. Mark these places with your pen. Then along the 3 inch side, measure and mark 1 inch down.

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Step 5:
Finish Measuring the Support
Rule a line across the 2.75 length of the rectangle 1 inch down from the top where you marked at the end of Step 3, and then rule a line from the two marks you made at the start of Step 4 to the 1 inch line your just drew. Your rectangle should look like this image here.

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Step 6:
Cutting Your Pieces
Cut along the lines your ruled to make the first support leg for the stand. Then cut a slit down the middle of the shape, but only half way. Repeat steps 3 through 6 to make another leg, but on this second leg, cut the slit on the opposite side, and again only half way down.

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Step 7:
Decorating Your Pieces
Trace your two new leg pieces onto your patterned cardstock, but make them half an inch taller on the thin side of the shape. Cut slits on these patterned pieces in the same position you did on the chipboard.

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Step 8:
Gather Your Pieces
These are the pieces you should have at this point.

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Step 9:
Glue Your Pieces
Apply glue to the back of your chipboard leg pieces, and stick a patterned cardstock piece over one side. Then fold over the half inch flap so that it sits at a right angle.

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Step 10:
Stick The Pieces Together
Stick the patterned cardstock to the other side and make sure that both top flaps are folded out at right angles.

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Step 11:
Cut Your Pieces
Cut a slit in the middle of the folded flaps.

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Step 12:
Fit Together Base Legs
Slot together the two legs by pushing them along the middle slits. It should end up looking like this.

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Step 13:
Add Trim To The Tray
Apply glue around the rim of one side of the chipboard circle, and then take your ribbon/lace and stick it around the edges. Gather it every now and then so that it contours along the rim.

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Step 14:
Cover The Tray
Apply glue to the rim of your plain colored circle on one side, and then adhere it to the other side of the tray (opposite to the side you applied the lace/ribbon to).

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Step 15:
Assemble The Stand
Apply glue to the folded flaps on the top of the leg base. Then center it on the under-side of the tray (the side with the lace/ribbon) and press down firmly to secure. Hold still for a few minutes to allow glue to set.

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Step 16:
Ready To Go!
Your cupcake stand is now complete. Now all you have to do is bake some cupcakes!

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Chai is prepared with loose tea leaves brewed in boiling water. There are several types of tea leaves from all over the world…some of the more popular names of tea are from Assam, Darjeling and many more. Each region’s tea leaves have a different flavor and strength.

cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, bay leaves and more. Follow this step by step Byte-Syze Leaning tutorial to make your own Chai and enjoy…and, don’t forget to share with us how you make your own Chai and the special ingredients that you use!

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The Indian subcontinent calls it Chai and today you can find several versions of Chai at cafés all around the world. Chai in the South East Asian countries is commonly a hot beverage of choice for breakfast, snack time or just anytime to relax.

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Step 1:
Ingredients You Will Need
To make Chai you will need: • Loose Tea • Milk (Any type works great) • Sugar or sweetener • A Pot • A Strainer • A Cup (To Drink!) To add flavor you may want some of the following: • Ginger • Cardamom • Cinnamon • Bay Leaves

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Step 2:
Boil the Water
For each cup of Chai, you will need 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of water (depending on how much milk you want). Put your water in the pot and bring to a boil.

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Step 3:
Add Tea and Spices
Once the water is at a boil, add 1 tea spoon of loose tea (or 1 tea bag). You can add more or less based on the strength of the flavor you want. Also add your spices to the pot at this time. In this video, ginger and cardamom were added.

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Step 4:
Add Milk
Once the tea starts to brew, let the water boil for a few minutes based on how strong you want your Chai. Add 1/2 cup or 1/4 cup of milk as needed and bring the ingredients to boil.

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Step 5:
Strain the Chai
Let the Chai come to boil 2-3 times and reduce heat to keep from boiling over. Then pour the Chai through the strainer into your cup.

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Step 6:
Add Sweeter and Enjoy your Chai!
Add sweetener (sugar, brown sugar, agave nectar, honey) to your Chai and stir and enjoy a nice cup of hot Chai!

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We've put together the following Byte-Syze Learning tutorial to show you exactly how quick it is to record, edit and produce your very first web video.

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As we've discussed on Meylah before, screencasting is a fun and unique way to increase your readership, fans and friends by offering useful web videos that help both your viewers and your business.

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Step 1:
Download
Download your preferred screencasting software of choice. In this case, we've used the 30 day free trial of Camtasia, from TechSmith.

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Step 2:
Set Your Recording Size
Once you have downloaded and installed the program, open it up and organize the screen size you'd like to capture by using your mouse. When you’re all finished, hit record.

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Step 3:
Record Your Video
Once you hit record, you will see 4 green corners flashing which gives you a reminder of what your audience will see when they watch your video. Keep your navigational window within these frames to avoid cutting off information you'd like your viewers to obtain. When you have finished recording your first video, hit stop.

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Step 4:
Hit Stop or Delete
In the bottom right corner of your screen you will see a tiny camcorder icon. When you are finished recording your video, you will right click and hit 'stop'. *Alternatively, if you have made an error while recording your video, you can hit 'delete' and it will automatically allow you to start over without any additional steps.*

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Step 5:
Decide How to Proceed
Once you hit stop, a preview of your video will pop up. Watch your video and then choose one of four options: Save: This will allow you to save the video as a Camtasia (or AVI) file. Delete: If you decide that you want to redo your video, simply hit ‘delete’ and try again. Edit: This option allows you to add graphics, music, audio and much more before publishing it. Produce: If you are happy with the video as is, simply hit ‘produce’ and follow the steps provided.

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Step 6:
Edit Your Video
Should you decide to edit your video, you will be sent to Camtasia Studio where you can then edit your video by adding intro graphics, music, adjusting the audio and much more. Watch this short video walking you through where to find options for adding text, music and adjusting your audio.

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Step 7:
Produce Your Video
If the video is ready to go and you don't want to add any bells and whistles, simply hit ‘produce’ and follow the short series of options in order to export your file for uploading on various sites like YouTube. Go to file, select ‘produce’ and follow a simple step by step wizard to get your file ready for uploading to your blog, website or YouTube account.

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Step 8:
Video Rendering
Once you have finished the wizard to produce your video, you will have to wait just a few moments for the video to render. That's it! It's extremely simple to screencast amazing videos for your audience and fan base by using software like Camtasia and we hope you liked this Byte-Size Learning tutorial.

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it doesn’t always happen. So in the spirit of “trying a little extra” next time, here’s a way to make you want to use a drink coaster using your own pictures! And, these make great gifts too! Follow this simple step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own photography drink coasters and the next time you’ll not only prevent unwanted water rings, you’ll be able to show off your pictures each time you grab a drink!

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Last week, I saw this Do-It-Yourself for making photo coasters on Photojojo and I wanted to replicate it using ByteSyze Learning. I know in our house we “try” to use drink coasters to keep the water rings off the coffee table and desks, but

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Step 1:
Gather Supplies
The first thing you’ll need to do is gather the supplies you’ll need: • Printed Pictures (as many as you want!) • A Pencil or Pen • A Paint Brush • An X-ACTO Knife (this works best) or Pair of Scissors • Round or Square Object to Draw Around (cup, plate, old coaster, etc.) • Varnish to Waterproof your Coasters • Cork (Sheets or Tiles work great and can be found at any craft store) • A Cutting Surface

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Step 2:
Trace Your Cork
Simply put your round or square object on top of your cork and take your pencil or pen and trace around it. Anything will work like a coffee cup, a small plate, or even an old drink coaster.

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Step 3:
Trace Your Pictures
Use the same round or square object that you used to shape your cork and take your pencil or pen and trace around your selected pictures. Choose any pictures you like or ones that someone else would enjoy if you’re giving these as a gift!

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Step 4:
Cut Your Cork
Now, that you have the shape drawn on your cork, it’s time to cut. The best is to use an X-ACTO knife although you can also use a box cutter or pair of scissors too…just remember to be careful. Place the cork on your cutting surface and cut around the line you traced earlier.

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Step 5:
Cut Your Pictures
The easiest way to cut your pictures is probably to use a pair of scissors, although you may not get the perfectly round edges as you would with an X-ACTO knife so you choose. Place picture on your cutting surface and cut around the line you traced earlier.

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Step 6:
Stick them Together
Using the varnish and your paint brush, apply a layer of varnish to the top of the cut piece of cork and then stick your picture to the top of that cork. Make sure to apply even pressure to the picture for about 30 seconds to make sure it’s not going anywhere…hey, it’s starting to look like a coaster!

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Step 7:
Waterproof Your New Coaster
You want to make sure these will hold up with all the drinks so apply at least 2 layers of varnish to the top and sides of the picture and cork to make it waterproof. And remember to wait for the first layer to dry before applying the second layer.

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Step 8:
You’re Finished, Just Wait!
You’re all finished! Now, all you have to do is wait for them to dry. The best thing to do is put them in a safe place overnight before testing them out with a drink. And that’s it! Good luck and enjoy your new coasters!

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Ram Dutt, an engineer by profession who comes from a family of musicians and artists. He sees his own passion for music and art in his nine year old son, who has already inspired many with his art and has led Ram to foster creativity in many others. Ram and his family live in Seattle, which is full of life, energy and an enthusiastic creative community. Jason Dirks, a business management consultant by day and a passionate outdoor photographer by night (or any other hour he can get outside and take pictures)! He and his wife live in beautiful Seattle, which provides the ideal landscape for his photographic interests:

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wildlife and nature, travel, sports and adventure. Courtney Dirks, a recent escapee of the corporate world with a background in commercial real estate, communications, and sales. She began alleviating her stress at work through creating handmade jewelry. After bouncing around the west coast for years, she settled in Seattle and has found great joy traveling, playing sports and interacting with the local creative community. Dionne Christiansen, a graphic designer based in Houston, Texas and the face behind the Etsy store City of Dionne and her blog, Notes From Dionne.

Justine Smith, an Etsy success story who used her experience selling online and turned it into a full-time wholesale business. Her real passion is helping handmade sellers find success marketing their craft products. She offers tips on advertising, branding, social media and growth via email through her blog Justine's Media.

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