Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Keum Boo


Keum-boo (also Kum-Boo or Kum-bu — Korean "attached gold") is an ancient Korean gilding technique used to apply thin sheets of gold to silver, to make silver-gilt. Traditionally, this technique is accomplished by first depleting the surface of sterling silver to bring up a thin layer of fine silver. 

 Here I melted silver into a ball , then hammered it flat and coined the edges. The center piece is a domed circle with the gold foil and a gold citrine tube set in the middle. I textured the large coined silver piece with a "pave' " tool and added the gold all around the edge. It hangs from a silver wire and a silver curved tube.




These earrings are made of sterling silver . They start as a long flat rectangle that is hammered to the fan shape. Then I put the 24 caret gold on the top. I used liver of sulfur for the patina.


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