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Electroforming is a cool way to make large and light jewelry and vessels. This process is used by the aerospace industry to grow metal parts, and for jewelry it lets you grow metal over objects until your metal is the thickness of sheet metal.
You can electroform over plants, found objects and custom forms. Imagine copper succulents and pomegranates. You can do that with electroforming. Electroformed pieces can be enameled too! You can solder and fabricate with electroformed pieces.
In this course, students will learn about the process of copper electroforming and create at least one finished piece of electroformed jewelry.
- • how electroforming works
- • safety
- • preparation of natural objects and found objects
- • how to use sheet and carving wax for electroforming
- • troubleshooting growth
- • connection methods for electroformed pieces
- • finishing tips
- • how to create your own electroforming bath for home use
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A kit of materials is included with this class and will be mailed to you. Please be sure that the address with your payment is the correct one for shipping..
About Our Interactive Online Classes
This class is online and uses the Zoom app/website. Through Zoom, you’ll be able to see demos and follow instructions, ask questions and interact with your instructor. Zoom is easy to use and free for students to use for class, and works on most devices, like phones (iphone, Android, etc), tablets (iPads, etc), and computers (Mac or PC).
This course meets for 4 sessions, 3 hours per session, for a total of 12 hours. Your instructor is also available during free Zoom office hours for questions and help.
Each class is also recorded and available for students to watch later, to review instructions or in case you missed a class.
Students work at home or in their studio. All of our recommended tools and the kit materials are chosen to be home studio friendly. We always choose the safest materials, chemicals and tools for you and the environment.
Tools for this Class
This is a list of tools you’ll need to practice the techniques shown in class. A list of tools with recommended suppliers for the best prices will be sent to you after registration If you have questions about the tool list, please contact us.
- Super glue
- Brushes- a couple sizes, round or flat shape is fine
- Finish seal lacquer
- Flush cutters
- Dried botanicals, natural objects
- Found objects/items- no steel or iron
- Xacto knife or similar
- Wax carving tools such as a double sided file, needle files, carvers, or burs
- Bench pin
- Saw frame
- 2/0 or 3/0 or 4/0 saw blades
- Needle file set of 6
- Sandpaper- 320,400,600 grits
A computer, phone or tablet to use the free Zoom app for class
Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.
Open to all levels. Beginners welcome!
Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA
Jenn Parnell Kirkpatrick
No upcoming occurences at this time.