EVERYBODY WAS KEUM-BOO FIGHTING
WHERE: This is an in-person workshop that meets at Cottonwood Center for the Arts in Colorado Springs, CO.
Address: 427 E. Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Suite 117, “Cottonwood Silver & Lapidary Supplies”.
September 17th, 10a – 2p
September 18th, 4p – 8p
Keum-Boo Class – September 17 from 10 to 2, or September 18 from 4pm – 8pm. If needed, materials are available for an additional $35.
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 2×2” keum-boo sheet that they can easily incorporate into their own jewelry designs.