"Everybody was Keum-Boo Fighting," 9/17/23 or 9/18/23
Keum boo, also known as Kum-boo and or Kum-bu, and pronounced as “Come-boo”, means ‘attached gold” in Korea. It involves applying a 24k gold to the surface of silver, and is a popular part of Korean culture. Now it is a technique widely used in contemporary jewelry and metal arts to artfully (and affordably) embellish works with striking elements and accents of high karat gold.
This class will explore the fundamentals of this technique and give students the basic foundations for how to utilize keum-boo as a design element in future pieces. They will use punch stamps, scissors, or Xacto blades to cut small designs in gold foil which will be bonded to depletion-gilded sterling silver using the technique. Students will leave with at least one finished 2x2” keum-boo sheet that they can easily incorporate into their own jewelry designs.
Classes will take place at Cottonwood Silver and Lapidary Supply, located in Cottonwood Center for the Arts at 427 East Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. This is a 4-hour course either on September 17 from 10:00am-2:00pm, or September 18 from 4:00pm-8:00pm. Cost is $150, supplies are $35. Contact instructor if you plan on using your own supplies or with any other questions.