Jewellery – silver and gold earrings with Sarah Macrae

Ref: S1D09841


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About this course

Make a pair of beautiful contemporary keum-boo (fusing gold foil onto silver) drop earrings, including shaping and texturing.

Course Description

Make a pair of beautiful contemporary Keum Boo earrings for pierced ears in a day.

Keum Boo is an ancient Korean technique, using diffused heat to fuse pure gold foil to silver creating a rich surface that can then be further enhanced by roller printing with watercolour paper. This project might also appeal to someone with some jewellery skills who would like to learn two fascinating surface decoration techniques that can be used individually or together, but even a complete beginner will be able to wear their earrings home at the end of the day.


Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials


  • All the materials and tools will be supplied for the course including:
  • Pure silver sheet, sterling silver wire and 24kt gold foil

What students need to bring

  • An apron
  • Shoes that cover your feet (no sandals or flip flops or high heels)
  • Something to tie your hair back with, if it is long

"This is the third of Sarah's one day courses I have done. Each time I have gone home with a pair of silver earrings that I have designed and really like. Sarah is a very generous teacher - clear, helpful, experienced, and hugely supportive of the different aims and ambitions of every member of her courses."

Shona, 2019


Sarah Macrae

Sarah graduated Brighton Polytechnic in 1981 and has combined her studio practice as a jeweller with teaching part time. A member of The Designer Jewellers Group, she has exhibited at the Barbican Arts Centre (London) for the last twenty eight years. In 2000 Sarah was invited to write an introduction to Jewellery for Crowood Press and she features in several youtube videos. Sarah's work can be seen on Facebook and Instagram.

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