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Add the beauty of gold to your Sterling silver jewelry with 24 karat gold! Students will be introduced to the Korean art of Keum-boo - an ancient gilding technique used to apply thin sheets of precious metal to silver and other metals. Aura 22 - a 22 karat yellow gold "paint" will also be demonstrated.

Traditional and unconventional methods of the Keum-boo technique will be discussed and demonstrated in this indepth workshop to help the student find the application technique that serves them best. Learn how to make your own keum-boo and how to apply different patinas to make the gold pop!

Students will create a pendant or pair of earrings and a ring of Sterling silver embellished with 24 karat gold using the Keum-boo gold and silver technique and the application of Aura 22. Add the richness of gold to your jewelry designs with minimal expense!

Students must be comfortable with a torch.

Skill Level

It is recommended that students have basic jewelry making skills such as those taught in Basic Wire Jewelry Techniques I. Experience with jewelry hand tools is helpful. However, all skill levels are welcome.


Important: There is no need for you to go out and purchase any tools. All tools necessary for completing the project will be available at the workshop. However, some training venues have a smaller tool inventory than others, which may mean sharing.

For that reason, I recommend you bring your own small hand tools (i.e. pliers, cutters, favorite hammer, metal shears, etc.) if you have them. (Note: I usually have quality tools available for purchase at the workshop.) Contact me if you have any questions.

The following is a list of tools that we'll be using during the workshop.

  • Round nose pliers
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Flush or semi-flush cutters that will cut up to 12 gauge wire
  • Ball peen or chasing hammer
  • Mandrels of different sizes (knitting needles and round writing pens work well for this)
  • Needle files
  • 6 inch ruler
  • Soft tape measure
  • Steel bench block
  • Sharpie® or other indelible pen
  • Hand towel
  • Polishing cloth
  • #000 Fine steel wool


Each training venue sets its own workshop fees. You'll find contact information for each venue on my Class Schedule page.

In addition to the workshop fee, a separate materials fee will be paid at the workshop to cover all materials needed to complete the project. The materials fee includes a full-color step-by-step written tutorial.

"What a fun, fun workshop"