About

About Michaels Electroforming, Crystals, Gemstones, Brazing, Welding Art Journey

Real People. Real Results!

I Would Like To Introduce Myself…

My name is Michael…


In this blog, I will be documenting a new passion of mine, electroforming, crystals, gemstones, brazing, and welding. 
I’ve been working on my craft of fused glass for quite a while now and decided I wanted to add another look to my art.
 
In my initial research, I discovered a craft I thought was pretty interesting electroforming, crystals, gemstones, brazing, and welding. I started to research these crafts for a while and got more and more interested in them.
 
As I looked into electroforming, crystals, gemstones, brazing, and welding more and more I had more questions and I couldn’t find answers to them.
 
When I was searching, there were a few good blogs that were pretty helpful but, most had the same information.
 
My blog hobbyistgeek.com was born for the electroforming hobbyist.
 
Hobbyistgeek.com will be the place where we will have those answers.
 
So fast forward six months and I’ve been electroforming, crystals, gemstones, brazing, and welding for about a few months now.
 
My first batch of electroformed rings and pendants came out pretty good and I was pretty proud of them.
 
So let’s get started…
 
Electroforming is the process of adding a metal deposit of copper onto a conductive surface, whether it be an organic or inorganic material.
I have been designing and crafting art using fused glass and brazing/welding metal to create many of my sculptures.

I added electroforming so I could add jewelry design to my art.
I am a self-taught fused glass and metal artist who graduated from university with a major in art and advertising.
Though I majored in art and advertising.  I am very much a people person who thrives in the company of others so I chose to go into sales after graduating and have never regretted it.

 A few years before and in retirement, I felt the need to challenge myself.  I decided to express my creative talents and find something I could be passionate about.  In my pursuit, I visited art galleries and read countless books on art to see what would ignite the spark inside of me when I discovered fused glass art.

I decided to attend a class in basic fused glass techniques.  This is where I discovered that I could create unique and powerful art pieces by fusing different shapes and colors of glass and metals.

Soon after, I felt that I found my passion and confidence in creating art out of fused glass.  I have recently developed an interest in combining all types of metal in my sculptures so they could start to take on a new level of complexity.

Why fused glass and metalwork?  I love the way the colors, shapes, and forms of the glass and metal show in the finished product.  It’s a challenge to design, cut, shape, and fuse the glass and then braze or electroformed the metal to get to the finished product.

I create one of a kind functional art pieces like serving plates, vessels, and pieces of jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, rings, etc.) that people will use in their everyday life, as well as Judaica art and “just for fun” sculptures that will, I hope, add happiness to the owners of my pieces.

In my never-ending search to add to and improve my art, I have added the electroforming process to my creations.
Electroforming is the process of adding a metal deposit of copper onto a conductive surface, whether it be an organic or inorganic material.

My electroformed jewelry and art designs consist of many types of media which include dichroic fused glass, metals, gemstones, and organic materials.
Sustainability in some of my art is also important to me.  I’m always on the search for discarded metal and glass so I can create new pieces out of old materials such as used wine bottles and scrap metal.  Repurposing these items reduces their impact on the environment.

In Conclusion
The unique forms of glass and metal that I cut, shape, fuse, braze, or electroform can be both esthetically appealing and functional for the new owners of my art they will be able to enjoy it more as they use and view it.  I try to add both beauty and function to all my work.

My goal is to create a unique fused glass and metal piece of art that will fit both your sense of design and style.
My glass art can be found in both private collections and at my local synagogue in Orlando, Florida.  Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation (SOJC), I have also donated unique sculptures that I have created for fundraisers.

You can also find my newest pieces in my store on glassbymichael.com.
All of my art pieces are designed and produced by hand by me personally in my home studio in Orlando, Florida.
Each unique piece I create has earned me a reputation for my unique designs, attention to detail, and personalized service.

My glass and metal art has evolved over the past several years from simple flat glassware to the many varied shapes and one-of-a-kind pieces that are now my trademark.
All of my articles are written so you can get the best answer to your questions on electroforming, crystals, gemstones, brazing, and welding so you can start creating beautiful pieces of art.
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments my goal is for all of us to learn as much as we can about electroforming, crystals, gemstones, brazing, and welding.
Happy Reading!


If you thinking of getting into electroforming as a hobby you should read Electroplating Advantages And Disadvantages.

Please visit my fused glass website “Glass By Michael

Latest Posts

My Crystal Journey! "How I Found Inner Peace And Harmony Within Myself"
Uncategorized

My Crystal Journey! “How I Found Inner Peace And Harmony Within Myself”

My Crystal Journey! “How I Found Inner Peace And Harmony Within Myself” This very different article explains Hannahs’s journey of discovering her inner peace and harmony with crystals and gemstones. Please enjoy reading about Hanna’s crystal and gemstone journey… Hannah’s Journey.. As a young girl, I was always fascinated by the power of crystals. My…

What Crystals Should I Get? "Nothing Held Back"
Crystals | Gemstones

What Crystals Should I Get? “Nothing Held Back”

What Crystals Should I Get? This article will cover the crystals you should start your crystal collection with. Enjoy! There are crystals for every occasion and the best starter crystals will help you on your journey. When it comes to crystals, there are so many options out there that it can be overwhelming to know…

How Do Reiki Symbols Work and What Are They? "Nothing Held Back"
Crystals | Gemstones

How Do Reiki Symbols Work and What Are They? “Nothing Held Back”

How Do Reiki Symbols Work and What Are They? is the topic of today’s article. Enjoy! Reiki is a hands-on method of energy balancing that uses positive energy that can be used for relaxation and stress reduction they use Reiki symbols to help. Do you know what Reiki symbols are and how they work? Have…

11 Crystal Grid Types And Their Meanings! "Explained"
Crystals | Gemstones

11 Crystal Grid Types And Their Meanings! “Explained”

11 Crystal Grid Types And Meanings will be the topic of today’s article. Enjoy! A Crystal Grid is utilized to create a holy place for healing. The Quartz crystals in the grid are placed in a specific pattern depending on the grid’s purpose. A photograph may be positioned beneath a Crystal Grid to keep distant…

How To Balance Your Chakras! "For Beginners"
Crystals | Gemstones

How To Balance Your Chakras? “For Beginners”

How To Balance Chakras? “For Beginners” will be the topic for today’s article Enjoy! The chakra points are located in the body, and they act as energy centers. They’re like gears in a machine – if one isn’t working properly, then the whole system is out of balance. Aligning your seven main Chakras will result…

Let’s Do It Together

I’m Documenting My Electroforming Journey Step By Step