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Our Kintsugi Process and Options

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Real Gold and Gold Effect Kintsugi Process

We use two Kintsugi processes. One with 23.5 Karat gold for our traditional Kintsugi and the other is Gold Effect designed to make Kintsugi more affordable - about 60% less.

See below the visual comparison of both options.



23.5K Gold Process Example Kintsugi art using real gold process
The above example is made using the traditional Kintsugi principals with 23.5 Karat gold powder.



Gold Effect Metal Process ExampleKintsugi art using gold effect metal process

We have developed a blend of metals creating a durable realistic gold effect which is virtually indistinguishable from real gold. We developed this application of the gold effect due to the high demand for the lower cost product.

This gold effect process can be accomplished thanks to polymer technology and fine metal grinding techniques keeping within the traditional concept but with state of the art process and materials. These materials are stronger and have greater longevity than the ancient lacquer methodology. We use a proprietary mix of metals encapsulated within a oxygen-free and water-resistant clear compound, which is highly resistant to scratches and any sort of erosion. The gold effect is created with a mix of pure brass, copper and zinc.


Our Choices of Metals Effects:

gold effect powder - kintsugi
Gold
silver effect powder - kintsugi
Silver
Copper powder - kintsugi
Copper
bronze powder - kintsugi
Bronze


Kintsugi Art Technique Additional Options:

In addition to the straight gold line along the repair areas, there are other styles of gold repair. If the broken piece is missing a section, it can be repaired with a technique known as makienaoshi. This is where gold replaces the lost section and is decorated with the texture or design complementing the pattern of the item. Another related gold repair is called yobitsugi where ceramic parts from a different and unrelated vessel are glued into the broken or missing area of the restored piece.

Kintsugi Makienaoshi style repair wabi-sabi
Kintsugi Makienaoshi style
Kintsugi Yobitsugi style repair using gemstone pendant
Kintsugi Yobitsugi repair using agate gemstone
Kintsugi using silver color - learn kintsugi
Kintsugi - silver

Kintsugi Art - How it is Done | Gold and Gold effect


Care Instructions

To keep the restoration quality intact for years and the guarantee valid, please insure the following: Do not wash or use liquids, do not use it with food or temperatures above 150 degrees F. The restored item is for display only. If cleaning is required, you can use damp soft cloth applied gently without scrubbing.

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