The process here is called Keum-boo, the application of 24karat gold foil onto fine silver under high heat which causes the gold to actually bond with the silver. Too little heat and time and the gold flakes off, too much and it absorbs completely into the silver and almost disappears.
Preparing the gold foil to apply to the fine silver.
This has been a wild day for weather, big winds, blue sky and then hail, snow flurries blowing sideways and finally back to a very cold (for California) clear day.
Two more days to the ocean.
Peace to you and yours