Pinwheel Flower Pendant - use your leftover gold foil!13 Lessons
The Pinwheel Flower Pendant class continues the Keum Boo course, this time showing This class continues my series on Keum Boo, an ancient Korean technique that literally translates as “attached gold”. In the first class I taught you how the technique works and kept the design fairly simple so that we could concentrate on process of attaching the gold. In this class I will teach you how to use leftover pieces of foil and add a rolling mill texture to create a simple but lovely piece of jewellery. This design could easily be adapted to create earrings instead - or as well!
Keum Boo bonds 24k gold and fine silver together, with no solder involved, just heat and pressure. It is a strong permanent bond, hundreds of times thicker than gold plating. As you can see from the class project a little gold goes a long way, making this a great way of adding the richness of gold to your jewellery without breaking the bank. It is a magical technique, and one that I never tire of teaching! I love the look on my students’ faces when they realise that their gold design has bonded beautifully onto the silver.
An understanding of the information in the first class in this series, the Golden Butterfly Pendant class, is useful. All of the Keum Boo classes be found in The Art of Keum Boo course bundle.
Materials needed: sterling silver sheet approximately 0.8mm thick, 24k gold Keum Boo foil, a small jump ring, a chain to complete the pendant.
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