introElectroforming an Iris Seed Pod
How to electroform an organic object (iris seed pod). Commonly referred to as "dipping" in metal, think bronze baby shoes!
step 1Equipment and Materials
18-amp Digital Rectifier
1000mL Pyrex Beaker
1 quart Bright Copper Electroforming Solution
22ga Copper Wire
Liver of Sulfur
step 2Day One
First, you need to find an object you wish to electroform. The possibilities are almost endless, from shells, fabric, wax, clay, plastic, paper, seeds and pods, etc. Be creative! For this project, I have selected an iris seed pod from my garden. I have removed the stem and leaves.