MUD LAKE METALS
Hi! I'm Elayna, the one woman show behind Mud Lake Metals. I began my journey in electroforming back in 2017. With my background in art and some serious determination I taught myself how to electroform and Mud Lake Metals was born.
Electroforming is the intricate process of forming copper around another medium such as crystals, twigs, leaves and bugs with a low voltage electrical charge. The piece that is being formed with copper is coated with a conductive paint and suspended in an electrolytic solution of sulfuric acid and copper sulfate. The anode (copper pipe) in the tank is positively charged to break down the copper into small particles that swim around in the solution and are attracted to the piece that is forming which is negatively charge by the cathode. The copper slowly builds and forms itself around the piece that is being created.
All of my work is one of a kind and inspired by nature, no two items will ever be exactly alike and I think that's a beautiful thing!