The Ancient Art of Keum-Boo with Pam East

The Ancient Art of Keum-Boo

Instructor Bio: 
65 minutes

Join master artist, Pam East, and learn how to incorporate this skill into your jewelry making.

Add rich accents of of gold to your fine silver jewelry using Keum-boo, the art of attaching gold foil to fine silver. It’s quick and easy, and gives your work a new level of sophistication. Keum-boo is a great technique to add to your jewelry making skill set.

Keum-boo is a diffusion bonding process. Gold and silver are infinitely soluble into each other. When you apply heat and pressure, the molecules of metal diffuse into each other creating a permanent bond that will not chip or peel.

Covered In This Class: 
  • prepping metal
  • cutting gold foil

  • adhering gold foil to silver
patina choices
  • final polishing techniques
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • .999 Fine Silver
  • 24K gold Foil, Heavy Weight
  • Ultralite Kiln and accessories 
Agate Burnishers
Bent nose tweezers
  • Fine tip bent nose tweezers
  • Brass Brush
  • Small Scissors
  • Tracing Paper
  • NoName Patina Prep
  • Gosiba Patina

Included with the video download, a PDF filled with photos, notes and all the resources you need to get started.