Have you wanted to explore the electrifying possibilities of electroforming jewelry to create metal jewelry elements out of natural objects or keepsakes? Electroforming—aka electroplating—lets you take organic objects and coat them with a layer of real metal allowing you to use complex, natural shapes in your metal jewelry without difficult fabrication. Anything you can find […]

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I collected a bowl (okay, several bowls) of natural found objects for a long time. I saved interesting leaves, twigs, acorn caps, shells and other organic bits that I wanted to plate in metal. But then I learned about electroplating, also called electroforming! Naturally, when our new electroforming jewelry video was released, I was thrilled […]

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For weeks now, my friend and co-worker Denise Peck (editor of Step-by-Step Wire Jewelry, author of great jewelry-making books, and host of fun and instructional jewelry-making DVDs) has been teasing me with photos of her electroformed pieces of organic material, such as seed pods and tiny flowers that she turns into amazing unique jewelry. Electroforming […]

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