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Exploding PodCast demos and discussions begin today online!

Hello all!

If you use Facebook, please consider joining the CGB Team this morning as we prepare for the release of our new books by beginning to teach the PodCast Bead and the Exploding Sets as they will be presented in the text.  Books soon!

We’ll start today at 10 am Eastern Time (US) and chat for a few hours, demo different PodCasts and help you decide what size to make if you would like to try an Exploding PodCast Set to make several bangles and tools.

If you don’t use Facebook, or can’t join live, don’t worry, we will post the video demonstrations here the following day, or if we can, the same afternoon, and we will answer questions in this comment thread as well as on social media. Please keep questions in this thread to technical issues! Any reply to this post from your email will post as a public comment, so if you are just trying to get in touch with the team, email me at and we will be back with you soon.

We will be doing this for the next four days, and hope you can bead along with us. Back with you this afternoon, or see you in the chat today!

Here is the video from the first step, shown today. Make a small PodCast Bead – it’s only three rounds of work!

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Kate McKinnon has devoted herself to the study of how things are done, and how they could be done better. Find her at or on some city street, walking fast, smiling at strangers.

3 comments on “Exploding PodCast demos and discussions begin today online!

  1. Nancy Campbell
    September 8, 2019

    Hi, great video. One quick question. What was the size of the spacer bead.

    • katemckinnon
      September 8, 2019

      The center ring is size 8 rounds, the body we built in size 11 cylinder beads.

    • katemckinnon
      September 9, 2019

      We are using size 8 rounds for the center ring, and size 11 Delica cylinders for the rest. You can use what beads you love, but they should all be the same size for this Set after the center ring goes in.

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