Beth and Evie McCord's Profile

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EB Bead & Metal Works is a mother daughter team creating one-of-a-kind treasures from handmade lampworked glass beads and enameled copper. All pieces are a collaborative effort between Evie and Beth. Beth (daughter) took jewelry and metalsmithing classes at her local university. She then started teaching Evie (mother) how to saw, file, sand and enamel copper. Beth took her first lampworking class in 2003; after which she played with lampworking on and off for three years before presenting Evie with a gift certificate for a beginning lampwork class. In 2006, Evie converted half of her garage into a studio. Beth and Evie bought two torches, a kiln and a supply of glass and jumped in feet first. In 2010, an enameling kiln, metal cutter, flex shaft and other metalsmithing equipment were added to appease our growing metalsmithing addiction.

Beth and Evie both create the designs for the…

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  • Joined August 24, 2009

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Handmade lampwork glass beads, Enameled copper pendants, Metal prints

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Enamel copper pendants, lampwork beads &...

About

EB Bead & Metal Works is a mother daughter team creating one-of-a-kind treasures from handmade lampworked glass beads and enameled copper. All pieces are a collaborative effort between Evie and Beth. Beth (daughter) took jewelry and metalsmithing classes at her local university. She then started teaching Evie (mother) how to saw, file, sand and enamel copper. Beth took her first lampworking class in 2003; after which she played with lampworking on and off for three years before presenting Evie with a gift certificate for a beginning lampwork class. In 2006, Evie converted half of her garage into a studio. Beth and Evie bought two torches, a kiln and a supply of glass and jumped in feet first. In 2010, an enameling kiln, metal cutter, flex shaft and other metalsmithing equipment were added to appease our growing metalsmithing addiction.

Beth and Evie both create the designs for the enameled copper pendants. Our ideas are transferred to paper and glued to a 20 gauge piece of copper. Evie uses a jeweler saw to cut the perimeter and inner holes which really puts her in the zone – a very Zen type experience for her. When Evie and Beth are done filing and sanding the pendants, Beth loves playing with color, so she does the enameling of the copper pendants in the kiln. Beth does ask Evie for input on some of the color choices.

Beth is the one who creates the lampwork beads. Beth loves working with the glass and seeing what color combinations she can create with the melting glass. Evie and Beth are always excited to see what comes out of the kiln after making sets of beads.

The metal prints are photographs of the flower garden located near where we work on the Purdue campus. We also take photos of various landmarks on the Purdue campus, classic cars and the macro shot of rust on fire hydrants located on the Michigan University campus. We like the idea of the metal prints because we are still have the items in the metal theme. We also love the metal prints because the image takes on an almost magical luminescence. Colors are more vibrant and the detail is exceptional.

You may visit our social media at:
http://www.ebbeadandmetalworks.blogspot.com/
https://www.instagram.com/ebbeadandmetalworks/
https://www.facebook.com/EB-Bead-and-Metal-Works-LLC-134056376618929
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ebbeadandmetals/
https://www.pinterest.com/emccord13/

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