Keum-boo Jewelry

Oct 29th

Keum-boo on fine silver


The last few months I’ve been using a technique call Keum-boo on many of my pieces. *Keum-boo (also Kum-Boo or Kum-bu—Korean “attached gold”) is an ancient Korean gilding technique used to apply thin sheets of gold to silver, to make silver-gilt. Traditionally, this technique is accomplished by first depleting 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—mechanical gilding—to produce a permanent diffusion bond.* Basically I’m using fine silver and heating it up on my small kiln and then gilding 24 carat gold to the places I’d like it. (this isn’t the kind of gold you buy at a craft store…

Turquoise pendant with silver and gold feather

Keum-boo feather with Mexican White Water turquoise


It’s nice to add a pop of gold to some of my work. I’ve quite enjoy the process of making Keum-boo jewelry.

Keum Boo earrings

Silver and gold flower earrings


On another note ..I will be doing Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour and Sale again this year. It’s a studio tour in the Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale, Arizona area. The dates are Nove. 17-19 and Nov 24-26. I will be guest artist of Carole Perry at Laughing Glass Studio. If you’re on the area and need more info you can contact me at

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Fill your heart with art and Keum-boo jewelry.


My name is Manon. (pronounced Man + O) Yes….my mom cursed me with my name. In her defense I guess she never though I’d leave Quebec. I’m a jewelry artist and painter. I’ve been creative as long as I can remember and things haven’t changed. I now live in Scottsdale, AZ. I spend most days in my studio making pieces that speak to my heart. Thanks for stopping by!!

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