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Gold Plating of Seashells




I am an artist/designer and need to gold plate seashells for jewelry. The shells would be approximately 1" x 2" and I need to have hundreds of them. I need to know what method would be suitable for this project and where I might be able to obtain it. After working for many years in the High Tech industry I am looking forward to pursuing my passion of design during my retirement years. I know that things like baby shoes can be plated but have been unable to find a process that works on non-metallic surfaces. Thanks for your assistance!

Suzanne Clever
Artist/Designer/Jewelry - San Jose, California, USA
2006



We have an FAQ on plating non-conductive materials; it won't tell you everything, but it's a start. Good luck.

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
2006




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