Keum-Boo: PMC Surface Treatment with Gold

PMC and Keum-Boo earrings, Suz O'Dell, Keum-Boo: PMC Surface Treatment with Gold
  • Instructor: Suz O'Dell
  • Saturday, 10:30 - 5:00
  • Class Fee: $95

Add the luster of gold to PMC or your silver fabrications using keum-boo. In this ancient Korean technique (pronounced kum-boo, meaning "attached gold"), pure gold foil is bonded to the surface of another pure metal such as fine silver. The result can be dramatic, especially in PMC adding rich color and incredible textural possibilities. This is a great technique to inexpensively add gold to your work for a beautiful mixed metal look.  In this workshop students will create a few quick pieces in PMC and then use them as the foundation for the keum-boo. Students are welcome to bring finished PMC pieces, fine silver, or sterling silver pieces with a fine silver finish to class for applying the keum-boo process (flat surfaces, no hollow forms).  All levels.   Materials Fee: $80 Payable to instructor, cash or check only

  • All levels
Materials Included:
  • Material Kits Include:
    -PMC and sterling wire for earrings
    -24K gold foil
Students Must Bring:
  • -Materials Fee: $80 Payable to instructor, cash or check only
    -Wooden kitchen skewer (or chop stick)
    -Leather garden gloves that actually fit and in which you can work
    -Sharp scissors
    -Craft paper cutters, spiral, star, etc. (optional)
Students May Bring:
  • -Fine tip tweezers - 5 inches or longer (available in studio store)
    -Agate burnisher (available in studio store)
    -Finished PMC, fine silver or sterling silver piece with fine silver finished raised to surface, to work with. (Fine and sterling silver available for purchase)