Electroforming on Glass

Class Fee $100.00

This class will meet on the following days: (PST – Los Angeles time)

February 11, 2021 1:00-4:00 PST – Let’s get started – setup
February 19, 2021 1:00-4:00 PST – The next steps
February 25, 2021 4:00-5:30 PST – Class Follow up Q&A

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.

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


How the classes work: 

  • Classes will be presented in a Zoom format.
  • Each class will have its own Facebook Classroom with videos and instruction available at any time — for as long as Facebook is willing to host the page. Lessons only on this page.
  • A Facebook Question and Answer Group Page – where we will all interact for 30 days. The page will be archived, and available to view.
  • Admission to Terry Henry’s Facebook Student Gallery Group for you to share your creations.

*Equipment not included.

Electroforming Materials Kit

Rectifier (DC power unit 5 amp)
Conductive paint – 2oz recommended size
Midas Bright Copper Electroforming Solution – Item Number 335074
20-22 gauge sheet copper for Anodes
24 gauge copper spool for hanging project – 200′
8 gauge copper wire for tank setup – 12″
600 ml Beaker – three beakers
Copper Tweezers
Soft Brass Brush
Paint brush – Synthetic bristles
Micro Glass Beads
Copper Scrubbie
*Glass bead not included

Kit available from Microtools

For participants with your own setup, check your paint to be sure it is not too thick.  It may be thinned with a bit of distilled water.

Conductive paint may be ordered online from Safer Solutions

Sheet copper and copper wire may be found at ACE hardware stores and numerous craft stores as well as ParaWire
Metal Sheets and Bare Wire.

Students will need to provide these additional items:

  • Distilled water or DeIonized Water
  • 1 foot of 12 gauge copper wire for S-hooks (big box hardware store)
  • Chopstick with skinny end or bamboo skewers
  • 2-3 Small containers – sushi dishes, jar lid, cottage cheese container lid…
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Funnel – dollar store
  • Glass beads to electroform