Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is made up of fine metal particles that are mixed with a water-soluble, non-toxic organic binder that burns off during firing. In this case, the metal particles that have been left behind are 99.9% silver, or fine silver. Keum-boo is the Korean technique of applying thin 24k gold foil to silver and various other metals with heat and pressure. On this piece, this technique has been used to contrast against the rough, organic texture. This fine silver pendant is textured as the bark of a tree, highlighted with gold and finished with an oxidized antique patina.
1mm thick fine silver 2″ x .5″ pendant hung from two small sterling silver jump rings, with a 24″ sterling silver chain.