Keum-Boo Earrings Workshop - Instruction Fee
Social distancing, wearing face masks, and frequent sanitization reduce the risk of COVID spread. We insist on all of the above while on our premises.
If you have a fever or other symptoms of COVID, are feeling ill or have COVID, have been exposed to someone who has COVID, been requested to quarantine or have any other reasons that might lead to a positive COVID test please reschedule.
Learn to make a pair of earrings using the ancient Japanese technique Keum-Boo. This process involves heat fusing 24k gold onto fine silver.
This beginner workshop introduces the maker to texture plates and a rolling mill for unique texture designs, shaped cutters, pancake dies and an electric 20 ton hydraulic press for cutting your earring shapes, annealing to prepare your earrings for texturing and forming with various tools. Also the Keum-Boo process, fusing gold to fine silver, which is the highlight of this workshop! You will learn to create your own ear wires with a choice of various shapes. Finishing techniques will include filing and using a Jool Tool for smooth metal edges, patina, buffing, and more.
This 4 hour workshop is Artisan led with a limited time special pricing instruction fee of $60.00 paid online here to reserve your spot. A makerspace and materials kit fee of $35 plus sales tax paid arrival on workshop day.
Please wear closed toed shoes, keep long hair away from face, no loose sleeves and bring eyewear needed for close up work if necessary to see. We provide protective eyewear if needed. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the workshop start time.
There will be a break at midpoint of the workshop. You may bring snacks.
Your metal texture will vary from the photo depending on the texture pattern and shape you choose. We offer over 80 choices!
IF YOU ARE REGISTERING WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THE WORKSHOP START TIME PLEASE CALL AND LEAVE A MESSAGE TO LET US KNOW. 512-635-6116