Layered Gold Flower Earrings - make your gold pop with a patina17 Lessons
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 - this time I'm going to show you how a rich antiqued patina really makes the gold pop!
A quick search through Pinterest will show you many beautiful examples of Keum Boo jewellery with silver so dark it is almost black and bright 24k gold as a shining contrast. It's a popular look, and one that is created through one simple fact - Liver of Sulphur does not affect gold, and the same is true for it's substitute patina solutions. This class will teach you how to apply the patina and also the best method of protecting the finish.
And of course I will also teach you how to create the earrings themselves! They are a great way of using small pieces of foil left over from other projects, and also an illustration of how malleable the Keum Boo gold. The project design also works brilliantly for stud earrings and pendants, as I will show you!
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 can be found in The Art of Keum Boo course bundle
1 hour 35 minutes long, 17 lessons
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