Book Fold Keum Boo/Ant Earring
The Book Fold Earrings by Karen Balliet are handmade in a dark antiqued sterling silver with gold Keum Boo. Karen uses 24kt recycled gold foil during her Keum Boo process, which is an ancient Korean practice of gilding gold onto silver. She also handmade the wire hooks. These earrings are a stylish statement from the mixing of the metals to the movement and length. They hang 1.75" from your ear.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
As a therapist and mother of two children, sculpting with copper started as a meditative hobby that brought balance to my work. Over time I began making my own jewelry because I couldn’t find designs that represented who I was.
I enjoy learning about silver, copper, gold and their chemical reactions to sulfur, acid, heat, and binding agents. Being a self-taught artist lends a freedom of process that shapes my pieces. Discovering unique forms, textures and patinas through experimentation will always be thrilling and holds endless possibilities.
My designs balance contemporary and minimalist influences with an organic essence. Some of my forms, the Egg and the Bird’s Nest, are inspired by the female. Wearing these shapes, made of metals from the earth, is a celebration of strength shared by women. The therapist in me hopes my pieces empower the wearer.
Domestic Shipping & Packaging
Our gifts are mailed in an insured USPS flat-rate box. Each of your pieces will be wrapped in a satin jewelry pouch with tissue and a little note from us. For extra gift wrapping in a black box with gold ribbon, please make a request in the note section at the very beginning of your checkout!
Domestic Standard Shipping Cost per Order
Up to $49.99 costs $7.95 to mail
$50 to $74.99 costs $8.95 to mail
$75 to $99.99 costs $10.95 to mail
Orders of $100 or more ship for Free!
In-Store Pick Up
Select pick up for our Carbondale store. In-store picks are typically ready within 1 business day but we will notify you once your order is ready. Pick up during shop hours, 10AM to 6PM, Monday through Saturday.
Do you ship internationally?
Due to COVID-19 effects on the postal systems worldwide we do not offer international shipping on our website. If you'd like to inquire about a purchase requiring international shipping, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous to COVID: yes, we ship internationally to many countries. International shipping is sent via USPS Global Priority mail, flat rate at $50. We will fill out a custom form for the designated country and take it to the post office. We are not responsible for jewelry held in customs or any tariff fees.
Returns for Online Orders
Eligible items may be refunded within 14 days of receipt, or may be exchanged for store credit within 30 days of receipt.
**Customized, altered, special ordered or 'on sale' jewelry is final sale**
Visit our Return Policy page for more information on eligibility and completing a return.