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These buttons use various metalsmiting techniques which are described below. I learned metalsmithing as a teen in summer camp and have continued throughout my adult life. I used to make a lot of sterling jewelry, but today I prefer to make other items... like buttons! Custom orders accepted.

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Keum Boo

Keum Boo (also Kum-Boo or Kum-bu - Korean "attached gold") is a Korean metalsmithing technique of fusing 24K gold thick foil to silver making silver-gilt. The background is typically patinaed dark so that the foil stands out. My button use either sterling silver or fine silver.

#2188

#2188
Keum Boo shank button on fused sterling silver with fine gold foil hearts and dots with patina background. Dim: 9/16" square. Price: $50

1129 Keum Boo with Opal

#1129
Keum Boo shank button on fine silver cirlce roll printed with rice paper design, domed with opal bead stud through center and Keum Boo line design w/ liver of sulfur patina. Dim: 1/2". Price: $50

note: the button is on its side because of the stud in the center

 

 

 

 

Keum Boo - DragonFly at Night - Limited Edition of 20 - #2187

Keum Boo sterling silver shank button with rice paper roll printed pattern and fine gold foil dragonfly with patina. Dim: 3/4". Price $60

#2187 #1

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Keum Boo Limited Edition of 10 - Oval Pearl Garden Small - #2840

Sterling Silver Keum Boo oval button, roll printed with rice paper, with a single flower of salt water cultured pearls and 24K gold foil, with black patina. Medium $90

FLower of Pearls Keum Boo button

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Keum Boo Limited Edition of 10 - Oval Pearl Garden Large - #2841

Sterling Silver Keum Boo oval button, roll printed with rice paper, with one full flower and one bud of salt water cultured pearls wtih 24K gold foil and a 24K gold foil sun, with black patina. Medium $145

Keum Boo Button of flower with pearls

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Etchings


The Cheetah - Limited Edition of 10 - #2437

Etching on copper of a relaxing cheetah with realistic shape with patina in low areas. Dim: 1.5" x 1 3/16".. Price: $45. Archive of sold buttons in this limited edition. This etching comes in Basse Taille enameled also.

Cheetah

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