Irina Vasilieva: EZ960™ Sterling Ring & Earrings

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We are continuing to receive beautiful photos from artists using EZ960™ Sterling.  Irina Vasilieva, metal clay artist from Russia created this beautiful ring and earring set. The earrings were fired at 1724°F/940°C for 15 minutes and the ring was fired at 1700°F/927°C for 1 hour.

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Artist Project Series: Gordon K. Uyehara

gordonring_1We are delighted to support and introduce “The Artist Project Series” by Creative Fire. This series will feature 12 artists over the next year or so. Each artist will let us observe into their studio while they create a piece of art using EZ960™ Sterling Silver Clay.

The first featured artist is Gordon Uyehara from Honolulu,

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New Polymer Clay Products!

fimo-clay-2-sm FIMO Clay

FIMO is the first polymer clay brand to ever be created in 1954. For many years, it was the only polymer clay brand, and now is most common in Europe. FIMO is easily worked, holds its shape well and is strong after baking.

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Champleve / Cloisonné Pendant by Alan Rein

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My wife, Diane and I had the opportunity to attend the Metal Clay Artist Symposium 15-18 September in Winston-Salem North Carolina. We both had a great time! Diane took stackable ring classes with Barbara Becker Simon, and I took a Champleve / Cloisonné class with Pam East,

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Irina Vasilieva – EZ960™ Sterling Ring

7-irina-ring-finished1-smWe are continuing to receive beautiful photos from artists using EZ960 Sterling.  Irina Vasilieva, metal clay artist from Russia created this beautiful textured ring.  This beauty was formed and fired flat at 1650°F / 900°C for 4 hours. Irina then formed the ring around a steel mandrel.

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Cloisonné Enamel Workshop – James Carter

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Cloisonné Buttons Finished

I had the great opportunity to attend the Cloisonné Enamel Workshop Master Class at the Bead & Button show under the instruction of James Carter.  This was my first experience with Cloisonné.  I have to admit, after looking at James Carter’s website,

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Announcing a Fabulous New Metal Clay

Artist Lisel Crowley has written a great review of our new EZ960(tm) sterling silver clay. Check it out below and here: Lisel Crowley News

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Over the past few months, (March, 2016 to June 2016), I have had the distinct pleasure of testing a fabulous new Sterling Silver clay.

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New from Cool Tools….

New from Cool Tools
New Pliers! Choose from 3-Step, Bending/Forming, Half Round, Concave Round, Crimping and more.
Shop New Pliers
New Metal Blanks! Fun new shapes in Brass, Copper and Nickel Silver.
Shop Metal Blanks
Thompson Enamel Sampler Set – Start with this complete color sampler containing all 169 colors of Thompson medium temperature/medium expansion enamels.

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What’s in the Woods?

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Here at Cool Tools there’s a wide variety of wildlife surrounding us. Here’s our local pair of Sandhill Cranes out for a stroll with their new colts. Baby Sandhill cranes are called colts because of their long, strong, well-developed legs. Video / Shop. Last Day..Spend $25.00 and get FREE Scratch Foam.

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Spend $25.00 and get FREE Scratch Foam

Spend $25.00 and get FREE Scratch Foam
Spend $25.00 or more and get free scratch foam! Perfect for making your own unique texture. Enter Code: “SCRATCH” in the coupon code box during checkout. Watch our video on how to use this versatile product. Offer ends June 6, 2016 at Midnight CDT.
Watch Video and Shop Here

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