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Electroforming is a cool way to make 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.
In this 4 week course, students will learn about the process of copper electroforming and create at least one finished piece of electroformed jewelry. Electroforming allows you to create larger light forms for your jewelry.
• how to create your own electroforming bath for home use
• how electroforming works
• preparation of natural objects
• found objects and wax for electroforming
• troubleshooting growth
• connection methods
• finishing tips
Kit of materials and use of tools included. The rest of your materials and use of tools are included with your class fees. Each student has a bench of their own to use during the workshop, and it’s fully equipped with your own soldering station, flex shaft and a complete set of tools.
Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.
Open to all levels. Beginners welcome!
Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA