Plating and Electroforming
Plating and electroforming allow jewelry makers to add ultrathin layers of metal to surfaces. Our articles cover the tools and techniques you’ll need.
Electroplating is a method to put a metal coating onto an object, in our case a piece of jewellery, by...
Recent Electroforming Developments
Electroforming is an old, established technology and, in its original form, it was a bit cumbersome to use. However, as...
Electroplating Safety Precautions
The "General Safety Rules for Tools" article applies here too, as with all power tools. Read the instruction manuals and...
Electroforming is the process of controlling the metal deposit from an anode metal, through electrolyte solution, onto an electroconductive surface....
Testing the Rhodium Plating Technique
Plenty of information has been published about how rhodium plating solutions should behave under ideal conditions-but little data and real-world...
A New Platinum Sterling Silver
It took about two months of experimentation to get the formulas for Platinum Sterling Silver just right - Robinson created...
Aluminum: Welded and Wearable
The purpose of this paper is to acquaint the reader with the advantages and disadvantages of utilizing aluminum as a...
Process of Cleaning Metal Surfaces
For all metal coloring and electroplating a clean metal surface is essential. The cleaning process must remove mineral oils, organic...
Electroforming Workshop Preparation
The size of the bath must correspond to the rectifier. You cannot have a huge bath and a small rectifier....
Resists and Electroplating to Create Patterns
With the ever-higher cost of precious metals, many jewelers are increasingly working with non-precious metals such as stainless steel, titanium,...
Electroforming for Innovative Design
There are four principal methods of producing jewellery today: Hand making, using traditional craft skills, Investment (Lost wax) Casting, Pressing...
Considering metals prices continue to be sky high, it's no surprise that plating companies' phones are ringing off the hook....
Enameling on Electroformed Vessels
June Schwarcz (b.1918) in Denver, CO. She is a Fellow of the American Craft Council and received their Gold Medal....
Architectural Portraits of Vicki Ambery-Smith
For nearly 30 years, Ambery-Smith has been using architecture as an inspiration for her work. Her name has become synonymous...
American Holloware Changing Criteria
The expressions which have come to identify the pre- and post-World War II generations - Me decade, suburban frontiersmen, spoiled...
Patinating Brass Alloys Using Contact Plating
This procedure should be undertaken with appropriate precautions; goggles, gloves, protective clothing, adequate ventilation. Recently I have been presented with...
The Work of June Schwarcz
There are few artists who can subtly control the relationship between what they perceive and the manner in which this...
The Contemporary American Custom Goldsmithing
About five years ago, Robert Fairbank, John Reynolds and I created a "living entity" called Goldsmiths 3 in Concord, Massachusetts....
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