Find out how easy it is to add the rich and dramatic luster of gold to your silver creations with very little expense. In the ancient Korean technique of Keum-Boo (meaning “attached gold”) pure gold foil is bonded to the surface of a finished silver object with heat and pressure. In this workshop students will make a pair of textured silver earrings and a puffed pendant bead, and learn to apply 24K gold foil to them. This workshop will also cover surface texture exploration, soldering, depletion guilding and patina. Students may also bring finished silver or PMC pieces to class for applying the Keum-boo process (mostly flat surfaces, no hollow forms, stones un-set). This class is limited to eight students. Tools will be available for use; Magnifiers must be supplied by the student.
Saturday, October 26 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Basic metalworking skills are helpful, but all levels are welcomed and no experience is required (ages 16 & up)
Class Fee: $130 + Materials Fee: $55 payable at registration: includes choice of agate burnisher, 1”x1”sheet of 24K gold foil, 1.5”x1.5” sheet of 22 ga. sterling silver. Due to volatility of the metals market, the actual cost of your materials kit may vary based on the cost of supplies at the time of order.
Instructor: Kim Baxter
Save 5% on your class fee when you register by September 26