Franz- You can gold plate pretty much anything. It’s basically
electro forming. Think Bronze baby shoes.
I’ve even gold plated a petrified lizard. It was a wedding gift from
a groom to a bride. Really. Can’t hardly love a woman more than that.
Here’s the short version of how it works…
The object gets spray coated with copper powder suspended in a
Then the piece is attached to a copper wire. The piece gets
suspended in a plating solution at very low voltage for several hours
to slowly build up a layer of metal. That metal then gets gold
Have fun and make lots of jewelry.