Copper Electroforming – Designing and Creating with Conductive Materials

Jelveh Designs Studio
Morgan Hill, CA

Jan 24-26, 2025

Schedule: January 24-26, 2025

Students may bring their own electroforming equipment.

Contact Terry for details.

Hosted by a local studio (listed above), the focus of this class is using electroformed components and conductive material to make a cuff. This class will add to your skill of copper electroforming and is available to anyone who has previously taken an online or in-person class of Fundamentals of Electroforming.

I have created two kits for this class. The difference between the kits is the width and length of the cuffs. The wide cuff is for small and medium-sized wrists. The narrower cuff is for large wrists and those who prefer a narrower cuff. I can wear both cuffs and my wrist is about 6 ¼ inches/16cm. See below for details. Not shown are the 2mm and 3mm microbeads included in the kit. If you prefer to put together your own kit, I have provided links to my sources in the resource section. If you wish to purchase either one or more kits, please email me at terryakhenry@gmail.com. US shipping is included in the price of the kit. International shipping will be based on the actual shipping minus the US cost. Email me with questions.

Material Kit #1  – $55

 

  • Small to Medium Wide Copper Bangle
  • Electroformed flowers (2)
  • Dichroic glass cabochons (3)
  • CZ’s: 5mm and 3mm
  • Victorian cherries on a limb brass charms
  • 3mm micro (not shown)
  • 2mm microbeads (not shown)
  • Glue

Cuff kit for small & medium wrist

Make sure you choose the correct size in your payment options.

Materials Kit #2 – $45

  • Medium to Large Heavy Copper Bangle
  • Electroformed flowers (2)
  • Dichroic glass cabochons (3)
  • CZ’s: 5mm and 3mm
  • Victorian cherries on a limb brass charms
  • 3mm micro (not shown)
  • 2mm microbeads (not shown)
  • Glue

Cuff kit for medium & large wrist

 In addition to their electroforming equipment students will need to provide the following additional items: :

  • Apron
  • Quality tweezers
  • 3-4, 5 1/2  to 6-inch hemostats (Amazon.com)
  • Plastic or silicone placemat
  • Key card or plastic square for gluing
  • X-acto knife
  • Misc. hand tools, pliers, flush cutters, hammer, bench block (optional)
  • Fine point synthetic paint brush
  • Magnifying glass or readers
  • Any other gemstones, charms, or electroformed elements you might be interested in using 

*Optional – Buy your own electroforming kit – Highly Recommended

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 set up 12’
600ml Beaker-three beakers
Copper Tweezers
Soft Brass Brush
Paint brush-Synthetic bristles

The following pictured items are not included:

*Micro Glass Beads
*Copper Scrubbie
*Glass face bead

Electroforming kit may be purchased 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.