Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Electroformed Swallowtail Bead

Electroforming on the swallowtail is now finished. I rather like how the butterfly wraps around the bead, and the caterpillar wraps around the butterfly.

It was a rather exciting day, in an unpleasant way, since I managed to spill some of the nasty chemical brew that the bead sits in while electroforming. At least I was wearing gloves, which I don't always do (bad chemist habit!!), even though they were the cheap kitchen type and obviously degraded with the acid cleanup.