Keum-boo is a beautiful and cost effective technique used to bond pure gold and silver to the surface of jewelry and hollowware. In this workshop you will learn all the basics: rolling your own 24k gold or fine silver foil, applying it to three dimensional, flat, and textured metal surfaces, and techniques for finishing. Jayne will be demonstrating unique ways she has developed to use the technique in production as well as one-of-a-kind work in silver and 18k gold. Students will be creating samples in class and may bring finished pieces (with stones unset) in sterling, fine silver and argentium.
All students will be rolling their own gold foil. 30ga. 24K gold sheet can be purchased from Rio Grande, #608030. I will have some on hand for students to buy. Right now (April 18th) a piece, 30ga. x ½” x ½” is about $36.00. It would yield a piece .02mm thick in dimensions of ½” x 5” or 6” or 1” x 2.5” or 3” depending on how it is rolled.
Pre-rolled Keum-boo foil, .003mm, can be purchased from Rio Grande for about $84, #623013, – 800-545-6566, or Allcraft Tool and Supply – 800-645-7124. Allcraft has two thicknesses and the overall dimensions are larger than Rio Grande’s. The thinner one for $149 is similar to Rio Grande’s, the thicker for $295, is twice as thick.