Announcement   Thank you for your patience while I was on an extended family hiatus. I'm back!

Did you know: 🌿Chain type and length changes are no additional charge.🌿 Most pieces can ship flat, saving on postage costs🌿

Find me at www.instagram.com.au/electroflora
Nature's beauty preserved in copper

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Last updated on May 12, 2018

Thank you for your patience while I was on an extended family hiatus. I'm back!

Did you know: 🌿Chain type and length changes are no additional charge.🌿 Most pieces can ship flat, saving on postage costs🌿

Find me at www.instagram.com.au/electroflora
Nature's beauty preserved in copper

Emily D

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About

Botanist finds alternative to growing plants

Once upon a time I discovered my love for Australian flora and decided to become a botanist. I studied hard and eventually began to work as a Biosecurity Officer protecting the state from invasive weeds. This, as it turns out, was a good choice because I seemed to be better at killing weeds than growing plants.

Once upon a time I wanted to become an artist, and spent more than six years pursuing that dream, until my love of botany won out.

Then one day I discovered an art form that would allow me to merge my two passions. My science brain demanded perfection and my art brain desired experimentation. The result: high quality one-off pieces infused with love.

Here I can share the often unsung beauty and uniqueness of Australian flora, without which there would be no cute kangaroos or cuddly koalas!

Electroflora is short for: "electroforming flora". Electroforming is an emerging art form not common in Australia whereby objects are preserved in a layer of copper through a many stage process. Organic pieces are the hardest as they are fragile, finicky and demand a good technique to get a smooth, thick finish that will bring out the lovely texture of the object. Electroforming can take up to 24 hours a piece.

I hope you like my creations. I'm always creating new designs so come back often!

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Last updated on Oct 10, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

For those who live in Australia:
Have a favourite tree, perhaps under which you were proposed to
Petals from your wedding bouquet
A cutting from a plant at your family home
Something collected at your favourite beach...
Yes I would be delighted to make a custom order for you. Please contact me to discuss how I can make it happen.

For all:
If you don't see exactly what you were after please contact me as I have many pieces not listed and may have something (or can make something) custom for your. Ditto for switching out necklaces or adjusting the length of them.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All pieces that are not flat come in a box; those pieces that are flat will be bubble and then rustically gift wrapped without a gift box so they can be sent at a cheaper shipping rate.

Wholesale availability

Please contact me to discuss your requirements.

Care instructions

Common sense applies as with looking after any other handmade jewellery item.
-Remove before showering or bathing
-Store in a secure, dry place when not wearing
-Do not use jewellery cleaner, simply buff with a soft cloth.

Does copper make you go green?

Yes, all uncoated rings may give your finger a green tinge. Many are aware of the health benefits of copper, so do not mind this feature of raw copper.

For coated pieces I choose to use a non-toxic museum grade wax finish. This coat may eventually wear off if this is a well-loved piece, or a ring, as with all known sealants of copper.

If you find yourself getting a green tinge and you would prefer not to you could re-coat the ring yourself using a water-based wood varnish from the hardware store, or a spray on clear matt or gloss varnish from the craft section.

Please check individual listings for details on the finish (if any) used.

Why should I invest in a piece

Part science, part skill, part finesse... When purchasing from an electroforming artist you are getting all three. When organic items are used there is an added level of difficulty as natural items are textured and difficult to plate evenly. Invested in your lovely, evenly plated piece is hundreds of hours of learning, failures, and pieces that did not come up to scratch.

My plating is as thick as possible for strength, quality and endurance, which takes 24 hours on average per piece. But there is an art to getting this right, without losing the beautiful quality of the piece, so they are all nursed through the process.

Each piece is unique, designed by me and made with Australian plants. They truly are little pieces of Australia.

Is my shipping tracked?

Unless specified, standard shipping to Australia and international is by "large letter" and is not tracked. This keeps postage costs down. If you would like tracking please convo me prior to making an order.