|This is Annie Shook holding the mandrel, we tag teamed it until it was finished-so much fun.|
So as soon as I got home I placed an order for 2 mandrels, a 1 1/2" and 2".
The first time I used these I was hooked! Here is the 2" in action
And here are the finished beads
What the heck am I going to do with beads that big you ask? Well, I am still pondering that but I have been having so much fun making them, it's kinda hard to stop.
Last week I decided to break out the electroforming kit that I purchased years ago and here is that process:
|The bead after painting with the copper paint.|
|The bead in the solution|
|My "go to" book|
And after 20 hours and some patina, here is the finished bead:
What do you think?