Lampwork Etc.
 
AKDesign

LE Live Chat

Enter Live Chat

No users in chat


Olympic Color Rods

Glacial Art Glass


 

Go Back   Lampwork Etc. > Library > Boro Room

Boro Room -- For Boro-related tips, techniques, and questions.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #151  
Old 2007-04-29, 2:58pm
Bluebananabeads's Avatar
Bluebananabeads Bluebananabeads is offline
juegues con fuego
 
Join Date: Jun 05, 2006
Location: Smoky Mountains
Posts: 58
Default

Heres a boro set ive been working on
Attached Images
 
__________________
~Hannah~
-Beads on Ebay

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #152  
Old 2007-04-29, 6:05pm
nagibeads's Avatar
nagibeads nagibeads is offline
yukue fumei
 
Join Date: Apr 25, 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,954
Default

Kare-woohoo! cool belt buckles! the skull is awesome!

Brent-wow...I am really really loving those beads

Hannah--Yummy set--really nice shapes and colors in this set!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
nagi

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #153  
Old 2007-04-29, 6:30pm
Kim V's Avatar
Kim V Kim V is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 10, 2005
Location: RI
Posts: 1,209
Default

Can't spend much time on the torch so I made a little dent in the pile near the flat lap and put some beads into the electroforming solution. Some soft glass stuff, some boro. Here's a boro one

__________________
Kim V


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #154  
Old 2007-04-30, 9:33am
nagibeads's Avatar
nagibeads nagibeads is offline
yukue fumei
 
Join Date: Apr 25, 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,954
Default

WOo!!!!
I love the color you got on your electroforming!! WOW!!!
Love that pendant!!!!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
nagi

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #155  
Old 2007-04-30, 11:04am
e. mort's Avatar
e. mort e. mort is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 06, 2005
Location: Austin - Texas
Posts: 2,707
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kim V View Post
Can't spend much time on the torch so I made a little dent in the pile near the flat lap and put some beads into the electroforming solution. Some soft glass stuff, some boro. Here's a boro one

That is awesome! I would love to be able to do that to some of my pendants, but I am still saving up for a flat lap machine, oxygen concentrator, glass saw, etc. so the electroforming equipment/supplies will have to wait.
__________________
Eric

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. ---- Albert Einstein


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #156  
Old 2007-04-30, 2:41pm
Mary K's Avatar
Mary K Mary K is offline
Flamewoman
 
Join Date: Jan 12, 2007
Location: California
Posts: 985
Default Boro Necklace

Here is a boro necklace I made very recently. Glad I took a picture, I sold it this weekend at our local spring festival.

Mary K
Reply With Quote
  #157  
Old 2007-04-30, 3:28pm
Kim V's Avatar
Kim V Kim V is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 10, 2005
Location: RI
Posts: 1,209
Default

Thanks Nagi! I was pleased with it too. I love that blue patina but it is fragile. I have to apply a varnish or it won't hold up. The ones that I do with another patina I let "age" more on their own.
Thanks Eric for the kind words. I know all about that tool lust It took me almost a year to gather all the stuff that I needed to do this. I bought in bits and pieces and stored them all in a box until I had enough to buy the rectifier. Hey, I just checked out your gallery...the one on the right in the middle row would look awesome electroformed!!!
Wow!! Fantastic necklace Mary!
__________________
Kim V


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by Kim V; 2007-04-30 at 3:30pm.
Reply With Quote
  #158  
Old 2007-04-30, 4:09pm
Mary K's Avatar
Mary K Mary K is offline
Flamewoman
 
Join Date: Jan 12, 2007
Location: California
Posts: 985
Default

Thanks Kim! Boy, all this electroforming stuff looks so interesting. I don't know a thing about doing that. Is it hard? Where can I learn about it? Like everything else, especially something cool looking, I bet it is x-spens-ive.
Mary K
Reply With Quote
  #159  
Old 2007-04-30, 5:02pm
Kim V's Avatar
Kim V Kim V is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 10, 2005
Location: RI
Posts: 1,209
Default

Mary,
No, it's really not that hard. You just need the equipment and supplies to do it....plus time. These don't happen quickly Tink and Jannelle sell kits, you could look into those. Or do it piecemeal like I did Kate Fowle has been kind enough to share some of her knowledge http://www.katefowle.com/tips.htm
Kim V

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mary K View Post
Thanks Kim! Boy, all this electroforming stuff looks so interesting. I don't know a thing about doing that. Is it hard? Where can I learn about it? Like everything else, especially something cool looking, I bet it is x-spens-ive.
Mary K
__________________
Kim V


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #160  
Old 2007-04-30, 5:51pm
Emily's Avatar
Emily Emily is offline
Missing presumed fed
 
Join Date: Nov 15, 2005
Location: Wherever
Posts: 3,158
Default

The Jim Kervin book about Kate Fowle Meleney, which is around $17, has information in it about electroforming.

You need a rectifier, which is an electrical device that controls the current. You hook up wires to it and hook one of the wires up to pieces of copper (if you're doing copper electroforming). You suspend the pieces of copper in a container of electroforming solution. I use a great big beaker, but what you use for the container isn't crucial. You paint your item with electroconductive paint (which has metal particles in it), suspend it on a piece of copper wire in the solution between the pieces of copper, attach the other wire that's connected to your rectifier, and there you go. (Yes, I'm leaving out some details that you need to know, but it's not a whole lot more complicated.) You leave the bead or whatever in the solution for a while -- meaning hours -- with the current on, checking from time to time and moving your wire so it doesn't make a mark on the bead, until you get the effect you like. The entire set up costs maybe around $200 -- I might be low on that, since it's been a while since I bought mine. The rectifier is the big expense. The paint that you use isn't cheap, but it lasts forever, so you don't need much. It's amazing how far a little container will go.
__________________
To those who question the real value of the Web: Sea slugs. Now, please fall into a respectful silence, and don't speak again until you understand why you were wrong.
Scorpion and one Intensity 10 lpm 20 psi concentrator
Reply With Quote
  #161  
Old 2007-04-30, 7:20pm
nagibeads's Avatar
nagibeads nagibeads is offline
yukue fumei
 
Join Date: Apr 25, 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,954
Default

Thanks for the info Kim and Emily!

Mary--gorgeous necklace! I can see why it sold so fast! Congrats on the sale!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
nagi

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:30am.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Your IP: 54.224.100.134