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GOLD PLATING NONMETAL ITEMS


 

DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GOLD PLATE THE SKELETONS OF LEAVES TO MAKE JEWELRY? ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANK YOU.

PATRICIA SCARBERY
- BIG STONE GAP, VIRGINIA, USA


 

In terms of 'generally' how it is done, sure, I can help: You lacquer the leaf skeleton to waterproof it. Then you make it conductive with a 2-part silvering solution available from Acheson Colloids. Then you electroplate it.

But some artists spend their entire life at this craft. So if you are not already a skilled artist and electroplater, you are still a long way from success at this endeavor.

Ted Mooney, finishing.com Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
finishing.com
Pine Beach, New Jersey


 

Sure I can help you . I know the steps from A to Z.. Maybe I will be able to provide you golden roses, leaves, pine cones, and other ornament items.

Norman Miranda
California, USA



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