Keum Boo: Make silver pendant or earrings with gold foil accents (1 Day)

Keum Boo: Make silver pendant or earrings with gold foil accents (1 Day)

Course Outline

Keum Boo is the ancient, intriguing and surprisingly simple Korean technique of bonding pure 24K gold foil to the surface of silver by means of heat and pressure, allowing you to add decorative accents to silver jewellery pieces.

This technique may be used in combination with various texturing techniques to add fascinating qualities to the metal surface.

What will we learn?

You will learn how to prepare the metal surface for this process, how to cut the gold foil and adhere it to the silver surface using heat and pressure.

You will also learn to use different tools and equipment to texture the silver to create further interest, and how to use oxidisation to introduce more colour and create strong contrast.

You will be taught how to make simple fittings for earrings or a pendant to enable you to wear your creations straight away.

Your tutor will work with you as a group and as individuals to support and guide you through your learning.

What will I need to bring?

We will supply all the tools and equipment needed for jewellery making, as well as gold foil and fine silver sheet.

You may also bring along your own pieces to work with, however they must be made from FINE SILVER.

Sterling silver requires a prepatory process of depletion gilding which will be explained, however this is extrememly time consuming and will greatly limit the amount of pieces you will be able to make.

Please wear closed shoes for Health and Safety reasons

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