The Art of Keum Boo - Golden Butterfly Pendant | Joanne Tinley | Skillshare

The Art of Keum Boo - Golden Butterfly Pendant

Joanne Tinley, Jewellery Designer, Tutor and Writer

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13 Lessons (1h 28m)
    • 1. The Art of Keum Boo - Golden Butterfly Pendant

      2:28
    • 2. Golden Butterfly Pendant - what is Keum Boo

      4:21
    • 3. Golden Butterfly Pendant - materials

      4:14
    • 4. Golden Butterfly Pendant - equipment

      5:53
    • 5. Golden Butterfly Pendant - soldering equipment

      2:35
    • 6. Golden Butterfly Pendant - heat sources

      11:31
    • 7. Golden Butterfly Pendant - planning your design

      4:17
    • 8. Golden Butterfly Pendant - preparing the sterling silver

      18:09
    • 9. Golden Butterfly Pendant - applying the foil

      16:48
    • 10. Golden Butterfly Pendant - removing excess foil

      4:03
    • 11. Golden Butterfly Pendant - drilling

      2:02
    • 12. Golden Butterfly Pendant - finishing the pendant

      8:26
    • 13. Golden Butterfly Pendant - final thoughts

      3:20

About This Class

This class is an introduction to Keum Boo, an ancient Korean technique that literally translates as “attached gold”.

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The technique 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.

I have kept the project for this class to a simple design so that we can concentrate on the technique itself, and I will take you through how and why Keum Boo works together with the equipment that you will need. Future classes in this series will show you how combine soldering, forging and texturing with Keum Boo - and will also show you how to use even the smallest of left-over pieces of foil to create beautiful designs!