As well as beading, I also knit and have long been a fan of knitting podcasts. So I was very excited to discover that Mandi Ainsworth from the Bead Circle Network http://beadcircle.com/ has launched a beading podcast and thought I would do a quick review of it for anyone who has not found it yet. I'm not going to go to in depth as I don't want to give away too many spoilers.
So far there are only 2 episodes, the 1st episode was published on the 26th February and is a very interesting interview with Nancy Zellers http://beadcircle.com/2011/02/bcp-01-nancy-zellers/. Episode 2 http://beadcircle.com/2011/04/bcp-02-talking-with-the-lone-beader%c2%ae/is an interview with Diana Grygo aka The Lone Beader http://blog.thelonebeader.com/.
Mandi starts off the podcast talking about the beading by the Bay Retreat, which sounds fabulous and then goes into the interview. Diana talks about how she got started in beading and bead embroidery and talks in more detail about some of her pieces such as The Diva's and The Time Traveller's series. They also talk about how to find and enter your beaded art in appropriate juried shows. They touch on registering your name as a trademark, which was unexpected but interesting, although the laws and regulations are most likely different on this side of the pond. Diana also gives a bit of information about her tutorial on bead embroidery, which is available in her Etsy store http://www.etsy.com/shop/thelonebeader?ref=pr_shop.
I found the podcast very enjoyable to listen to, Mandi asks great questions that resulted in a fun interview and Diana's enthusiasm for her work shines through, it's definitely worth a listen if you are a bead enthusiast!