Add Artistic Flair to Your Jewelry Designs with Pure Gold and Keum Boo

When I first watched our new keum boo workshop video, Keum Boo Techniques: Add Gold Foil to Silver Jewelry with Joe Korth, I couldn’t believe how accessible and affordable it is to create keum boo jewelry. It looks like it must be some form of complicated jeweler’s alchemy, but it’s truly an achievable technique that you can do with affordable gold foil and common tools that you probably already own (the torch you’d already use to create your jewelry, a less-intense heat source such as a hot plate, tweezers, and something to act as a burnisher). The immediacy of this hands-on technique is very appealing to this impatient maker, too!

I believe the greatness of keum boo jewelry comes from smart design, from creating pieces that will soar with the addition of a well-placed splash of pure, rich gold. I love seeing how other jewelry designers use keum boo to kick their jewelry designs up a notch, like these gorgeous keum boo pieces by talented folks I found on Etsy. Thanks to all of them for allowing me to share their work with you. Be inspired!

Keum boo jewelry designs: Silver Blue Gold keum boo cuff by Katherine Palochak of JazznJewelry
Silver Blue Gold keum boo cuff by Katherine Palochak of JazznJewelry
Keum boo jewelry designs: Peacock Feather keum boo earrings by Theresa Hing Jewellery
Peacock Feather keum boo earrings by Theresa Hing Jewellery

 

Keum boo jewelry designs: Soar keum boo earrings by rag and stone
Soar keum boo earrings by rag and stone
Keum boo jewelry designs: Square keum boo earrings by Tim Silver Designs
Square keum boo earrings by Tim Silver Designs

 

Keum boo jewelry designs: "body of silver, heart of gold" keum boo dome pendant by EmmyBean
“body of silver, heart of gold” keum boo dome pendant by EmmyBean
Keum boo jewelry designs: EQUALITY keum boo necklace by Oebel and Tharpe
EQUALITY keum boo necklace by Oebel and Tharpe

 

Keum boo jewelry designs: keum boo charm on bracelet by Diana Anton of artdi
keum boo charm on bracelet by Diana Anton of artdi

 

Keum boo jewelry designs: keum boo cuff by Gina M. Copanzzi Designs
keum boo cuff by Gina M. Copanzzi Designs
Keum boo jewelry designs: Gavotte origami butterfly keum boo brooch by Allegro Arts
Gavotte origami butterfly keum boo brooch by Allegro Arts

Check out their Etsy shops for more inspiring keum boo and other jewelry creations–then instantly download or order Keum Boo Techniques: Add Gold Foil to Silver Jewelry with Joe Korth to learn how to add the richness of pure gold to your own jewelry designs!

Check out these other posts for more on this fab technique:

Keum-boo: Add the Value & Richness of Gold to Your Jewelry Designs in 4 Easy Steps

Keum-boo: An Ancient Technique for Modern Metalsmiths

Post a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.