Gold on a budget keumboo jewelry class at Silver Peak Studio in Louisville CO
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Student applying gold in Keum-boo class at Silver Peak Studio
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Gold on a budget: Keum-boo

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$175.00
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Always wanted to work with gold but not sure where to start? In this one-day jewelry class, students will learn the ancient Korean technique of Keum-Boo; which is applying thin sheets of 24k gold to silver using heat.

Students will learn how to depletion-silver sterling silver, apply 24k gold foil, and use patina to create black and gold contrast. 

At the end of class, students will have completed a one-of-a-kind pendant and earrings.

Class duration: 8 hours with a 30-minute break for lunch.

Prerequisites: none

Last day to cancel for a full refund: March 12, 2022.  We will email you 5 days before class with all the details that you need for the start of class.

Tools and Materials: 

Tools will be provided.  You need to bring your own mask as well as a N95 or KN95 mask for polishing. Otherwise, we have KN95 masks for sale for $5 each.

Materials fees: (bring cash, check or Venmo - exact change is appreciated for cash)

  • $35 for gold foil
  • Students can bring a 1" by 2" piece of fine silver sheet and 1" by 1" piece of sterling (any gauge between 20, 22, or 24 gauge) or they can buy the silver for an additional $25

About the instructor, Chris Weston

Chris Weston graduated from Haywood Community College in North Carolina with an A.A.S. degree in Professional Crafts/Jewelry. He also has a B.A. in English from Dartmouth College and an M.A. in TESL/Secondary Education from the University of New Mexico. He has taken workshops around the country from notable jewelry artists that include Charles Lewton-Brain, Carrie Adell, Julia Turner, Chris Darway, and Sarah Obrecht, among others. In 2000, he attended The Istituto Pietro Selvatico, in Padova, Italy, where he studied goldsmithing with Graziano Visintin.


He began his teaching career in Japan in 1985, and eventually transitioned from teaching English as a foreign language to teaching high school art in 2001, when he became a high school art teacher for Las Cruces Public Schools. While in Las Cruces, he also started teaching adult jewelry classes in the continuing education program for Dona Ana Community College.

Since moving to Colorado in 2016, he has taught jewelry workshops for Boulder Metalsmithing Association and Lifelong Learning. He is currently teaching specialty workshops at Silver Peak Studio.