Sunday, August 26, 2012

Electroforming Class


Electroformed Focal Bead
My Demo Bead from Electroforming Class
Student Diane Burnette's Bead
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  It was great on this end! 

We celebrated my Mother's birthday, and it was so nice to spend time with my family.  Saturday evening was spent with my two favorite kiddos, Ethan and Jersey.  The weekend was wrapped up by spending  today with my sister, playing with wire work.  I cherish time spent with family and friends!

Above are beads from an Electroforming class that I taught this past Friday.  The first two are demo beads, and the last leaf focal is one that Diane painted.

The first bead is done in a mixture of DH silver glass...I believe I used Kalypso and Triton layered together.  The colors are much richer in person.  The second and third beads are made with dicro, copper leaf punch outs, flat lapped on each side, electrofromed with leaf cut outs, and finally finished with a nice patina. 

Electroforming is MY FAVORITE secondary, cold process to do on glass...and lapidary is a close second!  The design possibilities are endless.

Have a great week, and as awlays, thanks for peeking!