Growth, time and magic are the wilds of Electroforming.
The process of electroforming is similar to electroplating, in that they plate metal using electricity and an electrolyte solution.
Electroplating- The deposition of metal on metal.
Electroforming- The deposition of metal onto a surface that has been made conductive.
Through this amazing process I am able to encapsulate and capture the little trinkets of nature that I find on my journeys and explorations. At times this process can become a mysterious creature that can give a jewellery piece that I was working on a different look from what I had originally intended. Growing bumps, textures and patterns over a once smooth surface. This lends a unique and one of a kind quality that has a life and character of its own, while still hinting at what it once was.
To allow the life within my jewellery creations to come forward and reveal themselves, I choose not to seal my electroformed pieces. This allows my copper to gain a patina over time, creating it's own story and life.
I hope you thoroughly enjoy my jewellery creations as much as I have enjoyed crafting them.