It Took For Me Almost Two Weeks To Make This Copper Electroformed Pendant

Not so long time ago she finished this electroformed pendant, for her it is the biggest jewerly project so far.

Today she want to show you how it was made, step by step.

Garden quartz and petrified Ammonite. Decieded on the first one.

It Took For Me Almost Two Weeks To Make This Copper Electroformed Pendant

I used polymer clay to sculpt the head and two Garnet beads as eyes.

It Took For Me Almost Two Weeks To Make This Copper Electroformed Pendant

Looks like creepy zombie frog :D

It Took For Me Almost Two Weeks To Make This Copper Electroformed Pendant

I had to roll hungreds of tiny clay balls in different sizes to make suction cups for octopus’ legs.

It Took For Me Almost Two Weeks To Make This Copper Electroformed Pendant

Placing them in rows. Bigger suction cups go first.

It Took For Me Almost Two Weeks To Make This Copper Electroformed Pendant

How could I manage without his help? We’ll never know. Let’s just take a deep breath and look at this adorable fluffy butt.

It Took For Me Almost Two Weeks To Make This Copper Electroformed Pendant

The first leg is ready to be placed on the pendant. Felling like a Dr. Frankenstein with these body parts.

It Took For Me Almost Two Weeks To Make This Copper Electroformed Pendant

Frog head + octopus leg = still creepy!

It Took For Me Almost Two Weeks To Make This Copper Electroformed Pendant

A bit better know. Also can you guess how many suction cups were made? Answer is lower in the post.

It Took For Me Almost Two Weeks To Make This Copper Electroformed Pendant

Four legs and I’ve figured out of who he reminds me. Remember those droll coffee addicted creatures from MIB? Yep, definitely they are related with this guy.

It Took For Me Almost Two Weeks To Make This Copper Electroformed Pendant

Finally all legs are on their places! By the way, I love how the stone looks like brain :)

It Took For Me Almost Two Weeks To Make This Copper Electroformed Pendant

So. Many. Suction. Cups.

It Took For Me Almost Two Weeks To Make This Copper Electroformed Pendant

After baking in the oven our octi became strong and durable, but changed the color. Not a problem for us.

It Took For Me Almost Two Weeks To Make This Copper Electroformed Pendant

Loving the result.

It Took For Me Almost Two Weeks To Make This Copper Electroformed Pendant

Because of the asymmetrically cut stone the back side came out a bit messy, but we care more about the face.

It Took For Me Almost Two Weeks To Make This Copper Electroformed Pendant

Ready for this? 514 suction cups! Ouch, my fingers hurt.

It Took For Me Almost Two Weeks To Make This Copper Electroformed Pendant

Now it’s time to cover this guy in graphite. Copper attaches only on surfaces which conduct electricity. Polymer clay don’t, but graphite does, so that’s the answer :)

It Took For Me Almost Two Weeks To Make This Copper Electroformed Pendant

Looks epic in black color, isn’t it?

It Took For Me Almost Two Weeks To Make This Copper Electroformed Pendant

In chemical bath copper slowly covers graphite. As you can see, copper is bright orange here, not the color we need.

It Took For Me Almost Two Weeks To Make This Copper Electroformed Pendant

But once the pendant is polished and blackened, it looks much better!

It Took For Me Almost Two Weeks To Make This Copper Electroformed Pendant

Giving it the final polish to add extra shine.

It Took For Me Almost Two Weeks To Make This Copper Electroformed Pendant

And the last touch. Attaching the chain and more garnet beads that match his eyes.

It Took For Me Almost Two Weeks To Make This Copper Electroformed Pendant

The result!

It Took For Me Almost Two Weeks To Make This Copper Electroformed Pendant
It Took For Me Almost Two Weeks To Make This Copper Electroformed Pendant
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