Eilisain aka Lisette in Gaelic

Welcome to my blog, where I document my process in making jewelry, muse on the influence of art and the joy of making beautiful objects.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Gold plating!

Several weeks ago I broke down and bought gold plating solution.  It's a bit pricey but worth it to plate bronze and brass jewelry.  I don't know why I didn't do it sooner?!?

I don't have a plating machine but my boss at the Jewelry Doctor does and he is so generous to let me use it.  I'm always indebted to him for helping me out with wholesale purchases and using his equipment.   

Plating is really quite easy and fast, if you have the equipment.  What I like about it, for some of my jewelry, is that the plating provides a layer of truer golden finish and IF you wear want to wear my jewelry daily and not get the greenish tint from wearing bronze then this is the way to go. As much as I love bronze, the highly polished finish can get dull.  

It's always exciting to me when I can advance my jewelry and process in new ways.  Thanks for reading!

The 18kt gold plating solution.
Crow Claw amethyst ring.    
And gold plated Double Owl Talon earrings...soon to be available in my Etsy Shop.
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  1. any chance i can get that claw ring in 22k gold?

  2. Dear Annie Khaliq,
    Yes I can have it 22kt gold plated, it may take more time to get the ring to you, I'd say 2 weeks at the most. please email me at eilisain@gmail.com and we can arrange a custom order. I look forward to hearing from you!Lisette