View Full Version : A First!

02-21-2007, 07:33 PM
Here is my first attempt at an electroformed bead. I found it to be pretty easy once I figured out how to hook up the wires and mix the stuff. Think I will have to try this again. So, whatchu think?

02-21-2007, 07:40 PM
COOL!!! :clap:

02-22-2007, 04:16 AM
That is sooo cool, I love the whole look!

Ellen Altamore
02-22-2007, 08:40 AM
Love it, chica, nice goin'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Crazy Woman
02-22-2007, 09:34 AM
Cool! I've been avoiding even thinking about electrforming.... now you've done it!

02-22-2007, 10:21 AM
Hooray! Looks good!

02-22-2007, 02:29 PM
Thanks you guys! Sorry about that Leslie! ;) :lol:
NightCat (Ross) sent me the goodies to do this with and I was a bad bad baby and didn't do it for a long time. THANK YOU NIGHTCAT!!!! (Various reasons of course) ANYWAY.... I would love to give it a blue-green patina with a little dark brown like you get from the liver of sulfur... but am totally lost on the process.

02-22-2007, 03:30 PM
Too cool!:cool: Now you have a new technique to work on, so how cool is that! Don't stop now!:D

Dragon Myst
02-22-2007, 04:13 PM
Nice !:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

02-23-2007, 04:50 PM
a way cool first Ruth, I am so behind, everyone has tried electroforming but me....dang I see some cool stuff from all of you, you made an outstanding "first" girl!

Crazy Woman
02-23-2007, 04:58 PM
Hey, Kaye ~ You and I can't pout together. I can electroform either:(

02-23-2007, 06:20 PM
It's not your first Ruth, it certainly doesn't look like it!!!

02-24-2007, 12:47 AM
how cool! I'm not sure I even want to know how to open that can of worms...
great job!

02-24-2007, 04:42 PM
Thanks you guys! I wish I could decide what finish I want. I tried a few things yesterday and it was well.... it was ok. Maybe I need a LOT more practice.

LOL... Yup... Very first electroformed bead Rich. Really!

03-01-2007, 05:51 AM
I'm proud of you for trying it! My kit is still collecting dust -- jeez. Now you get to learn about fine-tuning the voltage/amperage, so there are less bubbles/more coverage, or just being able to alter the kind of coating. Not that bubbles are necessarily a bad thing, but you want to make sure they're strong and not flaky, or so I read somewhere. Or saw? I have a (midas?) plating/electroforming video set that goes into all of that, but it's been a couple of years since I watched it.

Good for you,!