Classes

Electroforming Organic and Inorganic Materials

Two Day Classes:

Offered:     March 29 & 30 2023

 Repeated: March 31 & April 1, 2023

Venue: Glass Craft & Bead Expo

Instructor: Terry Henry
Class Limit: 15 seats

Class#: WE-31 A&B
Schedule: Wed 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (03/29/23)
Thu 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (03/30/23)

Class#: FR-05 A&B
Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (03/31/23)
Sat 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (04/01/23)

Class Price: $680

Additional Class Materials Fee per person: $25 (paid directly to instructor on-site)

Students Must Bring: Electroforming Kit: Kits may be purchased through MicroTools currently the price is $179.95 plus shipping (https://www.micro-tools.com/products/terry-henry-electroforming-class-kit) which could be mailed directly to the hotel. Individual Kit items may be purchased by students and brought to class. Items include: Rectifier (DC power unit 3-5 amp) Safer Solutions Conductive paint -2oz recommended size Rio Grande Midas Bright Copper Electroforming Solution -Item Number: 335074 20-22 gauge sheet copper for Anodes, cut into 1″x3″ strips 24 gauge copper spool for hanging project 200’ 10 to 8 gauge copper wire for tank set up 12’ 600ml Beaker-three beakers, plastic or glass Copper Tweezers Soft Brass Brush Paint brush-Synthetic bristles Students should also bring basic hand tools, pliers, cutters, etc; Apron and eye protection. Students are invited to bring their own beads and dried organic materials.

Upcoming Class: October 2022

Online Class

Floral Assembly

 

This class focuses on the assembly of a necklace comprised of handmade glass flowers, buds, and leaves on a disk base. Students will leave class with a finished product that is a unique and wearable one-of-a-kind piece of art.

Skills learned in class will be useful beyond this lesson. a step-by-step color tutorial with photographs is included for future reference. Skills taught include coil wire wrapping and the use of pliers and other hand tools for assembly.

Uses both the Zoom and the Facebook platforms. Students will need a free Facebook account.

 

Online Class

Electroforming on Glass

 

The Electroforming on Glass class is a very basic class that introduces the student to the fundamentals of electroforming and includes everything from how to set up your electroforming tank to the science behind what is going on in the tank.  The project for this class is electroforming on a glass bead.  

Equipment not included. Uses both the Zoom and the Facebook platforms. Students will need a free Facebook account.

 

Online Class

Electroforming Organic Materials

 

The prerequisite for this class is Electroforming on Glass or previous experience and instructor consent.

This class is all about Electroforming Organic Material.  I will cover electroforming basic plant material, flowers, leaves, and pods; along with critters (a dead lizard), feathers, and shells. The class project will be whatever organic material you want to use — you will be providing your own dead lizard and other organic material. 

Equipment not included. Uses both the Zoom and the Facebook platforms. Students will need a free Facebook account.

 

Online Class

Treasures of the Sea – Electroformed Pendant

 

The prerequisite for this class is Electroforming on Glass or previous experience and instructor consent.

“Treasures of the Sea” pendant is all about learning how to join individual elements together using electroforming techniques to create finished pieces of jewelry. This class addresses the challenges associated with minerals and reactive elements used to embellish a wearable art pendant. The “Treasuers of the Sea” pendant is composed of shells and shell fragments, a fossil ammonite, pearls, gems, sea glass, and other materials. Students will learn basic stone setting, sealing, framing, and gluing techniques.

Equipment not included. Uses both the Zoom and the Facebook platforms. Students will need a free Facebook account.

 

Online Class

Lasting Impressions – Molds and Etching

 

The prerequisite for this class is Electroforming on Glass or previous experience and instructor consent.

“Lasting Impressions” focuses on the reproduction of your electroformed creations or copying elements to use in electroformed pieces. I have used cameos, parts of action figures, previously electroformed pieces, or anything your imagination desires. These techniques will take your work to “the next level”! Skills include making a mold to create a wax positive and using the wax positive in a project. In addition, students will learn to etch while electroforming.

Equipment not included. Uses both the Zoom and the Facebook platforms. Students will need a free Facebook account.

 

Online Class

Electroformed Cuff Bracelet

 

The prerequisite for this class is Electroforming on Glass or previous experience and instructor consent.

“Cuff Bracelet” focuses on using previously electroformed components in its construction and designs. This design features electroformed flowers and Victorian charms. I have used cabochon beads, semi-precious stones, ceramic faces, electroformed lizards, or anything your imagination desires. These techniques will take your work to “the next level”! Skills include learning the properties of electroforming when using conductive elements such as charms, previously electroformed items on a brass or copper base. Additional skills will include the manipulation of a curved surface to accommodate the design.

Equipment not included. Uses both the Zoom and the Facebook platforms. Students will need a free Facebook account.

 

Online Class

Headpins, Flowers & Disc beads

 

The prerequisite for this class is Lampworking Glass experience.

Skills taught include lampworking on 24 gauge ni-chrome wire, nesting flower components, use of the bell flower and leaf presses, and on mandrel flower components appropriate for this design. Instruction focuses on creation of floral components and the disk bead base. Instruction will cover disk/fan beads; flowers, buds, leaves, and pods made on ni-chrome wire; the use of the bellflower and leaf presses; and on-mandrel components.

Uses both the Zoom and the Facebook platforms. Students will need a free Facebook account.

 

Online Class

Enameling Electroformed  Organics

 

This class shares a technique I have been working on for a while. Once a component is electroformed it can be enameled like any copper shape. The only difference between an electroformed organic component and a stamped or cut copper shape is the detail preserved within the element. I will share the nuances of enameling electroformed leaves, flowers, and shells. Come join me in this exciting new class!

 

Note: Uses both the Zoom and the Facebook platforms. Students will need a free Facebook account

 

Upcoming Online Classes

  • More Construction
  • Findings / Earrings 
  • Enameling on your copper creations – Coming in October