Electroformed Stag Beetle Necklace

by Debra Lowe.
(Denver)

Electroformed Stag Beetle Necklace by Debra Lowe  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

electro-formed beetle necklace

I bought this awesome electro-formed stag beetle on Etsy from “Dead Mermaid Designs”.

Electroformed Stag Beetle Necklace by Debra Lowe  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

electro-formed beetle necklace

Jennifer was so helpful in telling me about the electro-forming process…I bought all the equipment and am getting ready to alter lots of items into copper.

Electroformed Stag Beetle Necklace by Debra Lowe  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

electro-formed beetle necklace

I bought her beetle and created this necklace. First I soldered the beetle to brass stampings and then used a variety of pigments and inks to color it.

Then chose the beads for the necklace.

Debra Lowe
Rosebudsnpearls

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  • Rena Klingenberg says:

    Wow, Debra! This is a very eye-catching piece! Fascinating and beautiful. I can’t wait to see what else you create using this process.

  • Lesley says:

    Was that once a live beetle?

  • Debra Lowe says:

    Yes, it is a stag beetle. Once alive the process coats and seals it in metal, in this case copper, it’s the least expensive. I have completed two cicadas, one small and one pretty big.
    Just the pendants so far, I’m still in the design stage for the rest of the necklace.
    My plan is to do all sorts of organic curiosities, leaves, flowers, etc.
    Thanks for looking💜

  • Mona Arnott says:

    I didn’t know that electroformed objects could be soldered. I guess it would depend on what the original object is made of?

  • Alysen says:

    Don’t know if I’d want to touch it, but curiosity would probably win out ! :)). Lots of possibilities, as you say, in electroforming!! BTW, your statement necklaces are amazing.

  • Nita Bourne says:

    Amazing!

  • Debra Lowe says:

    The coating of the copper electroformed object needs to be thick enough to hold up to the heat of soldering, but being copper it holds nicely.

  • Debra Lowe says:

    Ahhh thanks so much…touching would be just fine, it’s coppery~

  • Debra Lowe says:

    Thanks so much!

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