Saturday, February 10, 2007

Electroforming

















This is what I've been playing with for the last few weeks: Electroforming.
I use copper paint to lay down a conductive pattern on the surface, sometimes using tiny glass beads or copper wire for texture. Then the glass goes into a beaker of acidic copper solution with copper electrodes and hooks up to the power supply. Copper deposits slowly over several hours. Afterwards, I add color via a patina and/or polish the surface.


2 comments:

  1. Oh Vic, these are soooo cool! I Love them!!!! when are you gonna start selling these? :)

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  2. Good question! I've posted a few of these on a bead forum, and I'm getting requests. Maybe it's time...
    Vic

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