Keum Boo Class - Create earrings and a pendant

Learn the ancient Korean technique of Keum Boo.

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The ancient Korean technique, Keum Boo involves fusing wafer thin 24ct gold to fine silver. In this 5 hour class, you will create two pieces of jewellery (two pairs of earrings or one pair of earrings and one pendant) and learn how to roll 24ct gold to the correct thickness and fuse it to fine silver using heat. Keum Boo brings jewellery to another level by adding a beautiful, rich gold colour without the expense.  The class cost includes all materials: 24ct gold, fine silver, sterling silver earring hooks and a sterling silver chain. Extra gold, silver and findings are available for purchase. 

The prerequisite for this class is completion of 'Introduction to Jewellery Making Skills, Stage 1"and or demonstrated basic jewellery making skills.

The class size is  8 students for max. social distancing -  COVID-19 requirements.


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What you will learn
  • Learn about the ancient Korean technique of fusing wafer thin 24ct gold to fine silver using heat.
  • Learn how to roll 24ct gold to the correct thickness and fuse it to fine silver using heat
  • Apply Keum Boo basic techniques to making either 2 sets of earrings and or one set of earrings and a pendant.
What you will get
  • Your earrings (2 pairs) and or 1 pair and a pendant.
  • Tuition and demonstrations of the basic Keum Boo techniques and application to making earrings and pendants.

What to bring
  • All materials supplied including gold and silver and findings (earring hooks and pendant chain).
What to wear

Long pants /jean, closed in shoes, tee shirt and long hair tied back.

Appropriate for

The prerequisite for this class is basic jewellery making skills.

COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Strategy - Important

Contemporary Metal implemented a COVID-19 RISK Mitigation Strategy in March 2020. Please refer to our Website under Our Policies for detail.


Contemporary Metal

Vendor since 2016

We are a contemporary jewellery studio and gallery run by local jeweller Philip Noakes, who has over forty years experience in making and teaching in the industry. Philip has exhibited extensively around Australia, and makes his own work and private commisions, as well as teaching from the studio.

Contemporary Metal offers jewellers and students access to a fully equipped studio including: rolling mill, soldering and melting torches, pendant drills, vacuum casting, vulcaniser and wax injector, hydraulic press, lathe, tumbler, polisher, ultrasonic, large dapping sets and lapidary equipment.

We have benches available for hire on a casual, weekly or ongoing basis.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Contemporary Metal requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Contemporary Metal to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Contemporary Metal or organised by Contemporary Metal must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Contemporary Metal.


I agree to give Contemporary Metal unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Contemporary Metal classes and events or on Contemporary Metal's premises. (For use of Contemporary Metal marketing materials).


Contemporary Metal requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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12 November 2019 • Keum Boo Class - Create earrings and a pendant

Hi I had a really great time & finished my piece of Keum metal I left my piece whole & will use the whole or part of as a box lid the teacher was great & I appreciated the prep work she had done ahead for us. Definitely run that class again Cheers Marilyn Phipps


06 November 2019 • Keum Boo Class - Create earrings and a pendant

A fabulous course run by a fabulous instructor, Ruth. I strongly recommend this course to anyone interested in jewellery making, unless you are a Goth. Practically it is easy once you are shown how. My course consisted of nine students, experience ranging from some who have a lot to one student who had not done any jewellery classes at all. She left with some beautiful ear rings that she had made herself, her smile just as beautiful. Kevin


13 May 2019 • Keum Boo Class - Create earrings and a pendant

This was a really great class. Presented well and Included concise notes paired with clear demonstrations of the skills required for the process. Materials and time provided to have a go, create and complete a project of choice were generous. Well worth the investment.

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