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 flameworked glass beads, copper, enamel, Sterling Silver and copper findings and wire, semi precious stones, Czech beads

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EBBeadandMetalWorks
EB Bead and Metal Works

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 and bowls. 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. After Evie and Beth have filed and sanded the pieces, Beth begins the enameling process, while Evie hammers the bowls into a shape, which is a great stress reliever! If the pendant is made into a piece of jewelry, Beth and Evie compliment the enameled copper with our own lampwork glass beads, gemstones, pearls, Czech beads or seed beads. All the lampwork glass beads have been kiln annealed.

The glass beads and the glass enamel on the copper may crack or break if handled roughly or dropped.

You may visit our blog and Flickr at:
http://www.ebbeadandmetalworks.blogspot.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ebbeadandmetals/

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