Electroforming Buttons!!!


Electroplating is the process of coating an item in a metal surface, like my example here is coating plastic buttons in copper. Here is my setup, a bath hooked up to an electric charge that will deposit copper ions from a sheet of copper onto my plastic button pin!






Here you can see button rings that I have done in the past! One has been left with copper exposed and the other is with an oxidized copper.











I had this in the bath for about 40 minutes. It has a very thin coating, but I will keep it in for longer because I want a much thicker coating.











Here is the back side with just the copper conductive paint. I prefer to have lower voltage over longer time because I think it gives a better coat of copper.

3 comments:

  1. Very nice jewelry...excellent work

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  2. wow that is some wonderful work ..I never knew that you can create jewelry with buttons. Groovy

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  3. This is quite an interesting technique for manipulating cooper and turn it into a spectacular piece of jewelry. Its quite a unique ring and it seems very fashion forward. Great work!

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