Taking the latter request 1st, Fire gilding is lovely BUT before you
go down the road of finding out how to do it, you need to research
your local EPA regulations and local urban rules on venting mercury
vapour into your local atmosphere.
My guess will be, even if your miles out in the sticks, it will be
forbidden. If you want to do this it would need to be in a
completely sealed chanber with full mercury condensation equipment.
Youd have no change from thousands of $.
Then theres your health risk and anyone else thats in or near your
Electroplating green gold is tricky, 24 ct is the way to go.
Even this may have EPA regulations on the discharge of rinse water.
A professional plating shop will have specific precipitation and
filtering plants to treat all liquids that go into the urban
again you will find this cost to do it all properly, will put you
off plating items yourself.
Try and find a gold plater near you and get him to try out an
there are enamels specifically that are chemical proof for
Research those as well.