Electroforming Nature 9/30/23@9:30am
Jewelry Designs With Fine Details
- 185 US dollars$185
- 4100 Cameron Park Drive
Electroforming in jewelry is a specialized metalworking technique used to create hollow or three-dimensional metal pieces. Unlike traditional casting methods that involve wax or molds, electroforming builds up metal layers through an electrochemical process onto a conductive mold or substrate. This method allows artisans to create intricate and delicate metal jewelry designs with fine details. Here's a general overview of the electroforming process in jewelry making: Preparation: The process begins with the creation of a mold or substrate. The mold can be made from various materials, such as wax, plastic, or metal, and it is essential that the mold is electrically conductive. Conductive Coating: Before the electroforming can take place, the mold is coated with a conductive material, often a thin layer of metal like copper or silver. Electroforming Bath: The prepared mold is immersed in an electroforming bath, which is a solution containing metal ions, usually copper or other metals like gold or silver. The bath also contains chemicals that control the deposition process. Electroplating: An electric current is applied to the electroforming bath, and as a result, metal ions in the solution are attracted to the conductive mold. These ions deposit and build up on the surface of the mold over time, creating a thin layer of metal. Layer by Layer: The process continues layer by layer, gradually thickening the metal coating on the mold. Thickening the Walls: To create a hollow piece, the electroforming process can be stopped at a certain point, leaving a layer of metal on the inside and outside of the mold. Finishing: Once the desired thickness is achieved, the electroformed piece is carefully removed from the mold. Electroforming allows jewelry artisans to create unique and lightweight pieces with intricate details that would be challenging to achieve through traditional casting methods. 3 Minimum, 6 Maximum: No Experience Needed!
Payment in full for class fees is due at the time of registration to reserve your jewelry bench spot. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal. If the class is canceled by our school for any reason, we will give you full credit for the same class in the future and you will be given an open lab credit for the inconvenience. You can also transfer to another class, or you can keep a credit on account with us for future classes for up to 90 days (no exceptions). Students can cancel, and receive a credit, or transfer to another class up to 10 days before a jewelry class. No cancellations are accepted after the 10 days deadline; however, we will do what we can to try and sell your reserved spot to a qualified student. If we can sell your reserved spot, you can receive a credit for another class less a $50 cancellation fee. We will keep your credit on an account with us, or apply your fees towards a transfer to another class within 90 days. If you cannot make it to class, you may send a participant who has the necessary prerequisites in your place. Please call or email us immediately with any changes with the student participant information. Students must be at least 15 years old to attend a class, and students under 18 must have a legal guardian sign our liability waiver form. We have had younger students attend classes, on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in enrolling your child, please email us. If you sign up for a class and fail to have the required prerequisites as listed in the class description, you are still subject to the 10-day cancellation policy, listed above. If you do not come to class, there are no refunds, credits, or transfers (No exceptions) We understand that things come up. If you are not able to make a scheduled class, please call us as soon as possible at 916-350-0546 to reschedule your class. No refunds allowed.
4100 Cameron Park Drive, #Suite 118, Cameron Park, 95682