About Me - Tell us a little about yourself and your area of expertise
EB Bead and Metal Works is a mother daughter team creating one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces from handmade flameworked glass beads and enameled copper.
Both Evie (mother) and Beth (daughter) work full time at Purdue University. Beth took a lampworking class in 2003 and was hooked on making beads. Evie told Beth she had to stop hoarding the beads and do something with them, so Beth found out that Purdue offered a Jewelry and Metalsmithing class and jumped into jewelry making.
In 2006 Beth bought Evie a beginning flameworking class and Evie joined the fun of creating beads. Beth then taught Evie how to saw and enamel. Evie finds sawing a soothing process and does most of the intricate cut outs in copper. While Beth loves to play with the enamels to see what kind of colors can be created.
In the last few years Beth saw a friend making Viking Knit and thought it was really cool. So Beth bought a book on Viking Knit, gave it to Evie and said, "Here learn how to do this and then teach me."
All the pieces are a collaborative effort between mother and daughter.