Friday, July 6, 2012

Makers in Business Episode 3 - Liz Stewart of Lush Beads

The Lizzes

In Episode 3 of Makers in Business I talk with Liz Stewart of Lush Beads. Liz and I have been friends since I introduced myself to her when she opened a retail bead supply shop on Merrimack Street in downtown Lowell, MA.

Our lively conversation covers how she got started in the business and the choices and challenges she's faced as an independent shop owner and maker.

Please check out Liz's website and visit her shop when you are in town!

Here's a link to the online Audio only version:

And here's the link to subscribe to the audio-only Podcast of Makers in business on iTunes:

The show airs locally on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM and Thursdays at 8:30. New shows monthly. For more information about Lowell Local Access TV, visit


  1. What a delightful guest for your show. Liz Stewart has had so many interesting careers !

    Her beadwork is stunning. Her industrial pieces are beautiful and fascinating and wonderfully amusing.

    One also get an idea of how much courage it takes to be a Maker in Business.

  2. i will definitely be listening to the show link when the sound on my computer works,lol.
    her jewelry looks great-love those bracelets :)

  3. Gee you guys are great. Can't wait to watch the show.

  4. Another fabulous show :D:D You are so super at interviewing :D:D Liz had such a great story to share, thank you I really enjoyed it xxx

  5. You just have one of the kindest most open faces in the craft business. I mean your smile just sort of says,
    "come on by and lets talk and make something". Just had to "drop by" and tell you how much I admire your skills and "your mill". We just cannot seem to get that going here in Connecticut! Sigh.
    Linda, the Mousemaker
    from Warmth on Etsy

  6. Thank you mom! So glad you enjoyed this episode :)

    Andrea, I hope you got the sound to work! Also you can download just the audio on iTunes and listen to it on an MP3 player.

    Thank you sweet Emma!! Your kind encouragement keeps me wanting to make more shows :)

    Linda- that is just the sweetest comment EVER and I really appreciate you taking the time to watch the show and also to say such a nice thing that totally made my day :D