Beth McElhiney's Profile

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I am a classically trained Master Silversmith and antiques dealer who recently moved from the island of Martha's Vineyard back to "America". Having closed my retail store a while back I had a whole showcase of Victorian silver plate that no one wanted. I kept thinking there must be something I could do with these beautiful objects to make them desirable and usable again. One night I had a dream and all of the pieces were in fabulous colors. So utilizing my 30 years as a Silversmith I started research and development and came up with my new collection of enamelware.

I have taken old silver plated serving pieces and powder enamel them in a kiln so that they are now food and dishwasher safe, antibacterial and contemporary. My whole concept and process is to re-cycle responsibly. So there is nothing toxic going into the earth, air, water or me, and I am keeping objects from going to the landfills where…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 22
  • Joined March 20, 2011

Favorite materials

Victorian silver plate, enamel, pearls, jewelry, semiprecious stones, antique buttons, Victorian mother of pearl, sterling silver, sea glass, celtic knots, hand hammered aluminum, vintage glass and china

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About

I am a classically trained Master Silversmith and antiques dealer who recently moved from the island of Martha's Vineyard back to "America". Having closed my retail store a while back I had a whole showcase of Victorian silver plate that no one wanted. I kept thinking there must be something I could do with these beautiful objects to make them desirable and usable again. One night I had a dream and all of the pieces were in fabulous colors. So utilizing my 30 years as a Silversmith I started research and development and came up with my new collection of enamelware.

I have taken old silver plated serving pieces and powder enamel them in a kiln so that they are now food and dishwasher safe, antibacterial and contemporary. My whole concept and process is to re-cycle responsibly. So there is nothing toxic going into the earth, air, water or me, and I am keeping objects from going to the landfills where they never decompose. The best part is you never have to polish again and they are now new heirlooms that the kids want to inherit!

Due to popular demand I am now accepting commissions to transform your family pieces for you!

Please visit me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/BMc-Vintage-Design-Studio
or my website: BMcvintagedesign.com

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