Gold Beating by Walter Swain Vol. 2, No. 2, Page 10, 1989


The article focuses on the steps taken to create goldleaf. Beginning with 5 oz. of fine gold and turning it into 7 packs of goldleaf each containing 500 sheets. Tools and materials as well as the process of beating the goldleaf are discussed with an interview with Mr. Chapin, who comes from a family of gold beaters originally from England.