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Archive for September, 2011

Sep
14

Congratulations to Maurice Lafferty, the winner of the August “How Are We Doing” survey contest!

Maurice was excited and told us a little about himself.

“After 85 years, nothing should surprise me but winning a $100 gift certificate from Cool Tools was certainly an unexpected and pleasant surprise. I am a WWII vet that served in the South Pacific in 1944-1945, went back to school and after 50 years as a Consulting Engineer, Land Surveyor and Aerial Photogrammetrist, retired 10 years ago to enjoy my hobbies. Gemstone faceting has a lot of mathematical elements that are common to my old professions and I was able to achieve a modest proficiency faceting stones for my family and friends. Eventually though I developed an interest in making mountings for all the faceted stones in my collection and metal clay seemed to be the way to go. I did a little research on the Internet and came across the Cool Tools site.

 What really impressed me about Cool Tools was the generosity of your company in sharing knowledge about working with the metal clays. Current books on the subject are OK but they deal mostly from the artistic view and are somewhat light on the technical aspects. Your willingness and enthusiasm to share your technical knowledge convinced me that your  firm was a good firm to deal with for supplies and equipment as well as information. It’s as simple as that. Thanks again for the welcome gift. I’ll be spending it soon to build my stock of tools and supplies.”

After every purchase you receive an email asking you to fill out a survey. Your comments help us get better everyday! Help us congratulate Maurice, the August Survey Winner!

Sep
9

Check out our FREE Gilders Paste video featuring application techniques. Find out how adding color to your creations can be fast and easy!

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Keep an eye out for more videos, projects, and Tools Demos featuring other Gilders Paste techniques.