Gold Chaos and Keum-boo
Gold Chaos and Keum-boo – 18k Gold, Sterling Silver and Keum-boo Earrings, Unique Contemporary Jewelry
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Unique earrings combine my Gold Chaos technique with the ancient Korean technique keum-boo.
Tiny bits of 18k yellow gold are fused into the silver surface to make these mixed metal earrings. Circles in the middle are made with the keum-boo technique.
Keum-boo is an ancient Korean technique used to apply thin sheets (foil) of gold to silver. Traditionally, this technique is accomplished by first heat-treating a surface of sterling silver to bring up a thin layer of fine silver. Then 24-carat gold foil is applied with heat and pressure. The resulting bond is permanent.
They are oxidized to enhance the contrast. The back of the earrings is black/dark grey.
Dimensions: circles diameter 20 mm (0.8 in.), full length 35 mm (1.4 in.)