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How to Electroform | Electroplating Leaves | Learn to Electroform Crystals | Copper Electroforming Solution | DYI Electroforming Conductive Paint | Learning How to Plate JewelryHere is a peek into the fun process of my electroplated/electroformed jewelry designs! I just love using leaves, acorns, seeds, crystals, pine cones, and other natural materials.

I have so many new ideas to integrate natural and sculptural elements together to create unique one of a kind pieces. 

What is electroplating/electroforming?

Electroforming/plating is the electrochemical deposition of metal onto an object. An anode (copper) and a cathode (object) are immersed in an electrolytic bath that is composed of a solution of metal salts (Copper Sulphate [CuSO4]). 
A direct current (DC) of electricity is passed through the solution via anode(+) and cathode(-), affecting the transfer of metal ions present in solution onto the cathode surface, building up over time and bonding the metal onto the object.

Electroforming kits | Learn how to electroform | How to Electroform | Electroplating Leaves | Learn to Electroform Crystals | Copper Electroforming Solution | DYI Electroforming Conductive Paint | Learning How to Plate Jewelry

There is a semantic difference between electroforming and electroplating; both are chemically and procedurally the same from metal to metal, but where electroplating only deposits a very thin layer of metal onto the object, electroforming is intended to build a substantial amount of metal on the object, and in some cases even supplant the object all together, leaving a robust metal shell after the object is removed.
In short:
Electroforming is when a non metal object is formed over with metal.
Electroplating is when a metal object is plated over with metal. (for example, a copper electroformed leaf that was then plated over with silver) 


If you have come to visit my husband and I at one of our shows,
you may have seen this electroforming process display, or even a live demo! 
Electroforming Acorns in Copper | How to Electroform | Electroplating Leaves | Learn to Electroform Crystals | Copper Electroforming Solution | DYI Electroforming Conductive Paint | Learning How to Plate Jewelry


Aspiring Electroformer?

I am actively working on my electroforming resource page! Download my free electroforming tutorial and view a complete supply list needed to get started.
You can find it here: Electroforming Resources for Aspiring Artists

Photo gallery of the process

 Follow me on instagram @enchantedleaves to see what I am electroforming today!

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Here is a selection of my completed necklace designs that were made
by the electroplating/electroforming process:
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See the entire Electroformed Real Nature Collection

 


Additional photos and video tutorials & more resources coming soon!

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