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Casting for Keum Boo


#1

I Hope I have got this correct. I want to pose this question to the
Orchid Forum

I apply the Keum Boo technique to some designs which are ticking over
rather well and I am considering having the components cast to
quicken up the production. it has been suggested that I have them
cast in pure silver and that would cut down the preparation time for
the Keum Boo technique but anything I have read on the subject always
recommends using sterling silver. I would appreciate the opinion of
anyone out there.

Noeline, Christchurch, New Zealand


#2

Noeline, I quite often start with fine silver for doing keum-boo. It
is a real time saver and works just as well as depleted sterling. I
use fine silver in the classes I teach as well, and no one has had a
problem. As long as the design takes into consideration the softer
quality of the fine silver, it should be OK.


#3

Noeline, Keum Boo works with pure silver, no problem whatsoever and
you would indeed save time, but would pure silver not be too soft for
your pieces? Best, Will