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Archive for November, 2013

Nov
20

Introducing our new collection of Wubbers Pliers featuring 28 different pliers specifically designed for making jewelry.

Available in several shapes and sizes, Wubbers are stainless steel and hand finished to open up a world of possibilities for creating.

Wubbers PliersThere are a few groups of Wubbers. Cool Tools carries the Baby line of pliers, which are smaller, perfect for travel, or even easier to handle for people with small hands. The baby series feature a chain nose, flat nose, round nose, and bent nose pliers.  The Baby pliers making it really easy to handle any-size jump rings and projects.

The classic series are a little larger. The handles fit comfortably in your hand, and come with a few different sizes of flat nose pliers, a set of round nose, and bent nose pliers. The different sizes really allow you to pick and choose which pliers you need. No matter what project you’re working on, you’ll be sure to find the size pliers you need to get the job done.

The designer series features round, oval, triangle and square mandrel pliers. These jaws are not tapered, so the design capabilities are endless. The handles are longer, which offers just the right amount of leverage, while staying comfortable in your hand. Unlike traditional mandrels, these pliers allow you grip your wire while wrapping.

Shop through our huge selection of Wubbers Pliers today to discover the wonderful world of Wubbers. Watch our new Wubbers video to learn to use the Baby, Classic and Designer series pliers.

Nov
12

Congratulations to Johna Compton, the winner of the October Cool Tools Survey Contest. Johna has won a $100 gift certificate simply for offering us her thoughts.

Johna-ComptonJohna was excited and told us a little about herself:

“Wow!  Thank you!!!  I’m excited to be October’s winner.   I will definitely be using the gift certificate for buying PMC products.

Most of my jewelry making to date has been working with PMC; however I am expanding into some lapidary projects to incorporate into my PMC jewelry.  I’m a beginner with PMC but have found it very easy to work with even with little training other than videos and books.

Jewelry making is one of my retirement hobbies.   I enjoy making jewelry for family, friends and myself.

Thank you again for selecting me as the October winner.

Johna Compton”

After every purchase, you receive an email asking you to take a survey. Your thoughts help us improve as a company and better understand your needs. Each month, we select a winner and the next one could be you!

Help us congratulation Johna this month and keep offering us your thoughts!

Nov
11

Nickel RodIntroducing our new low-cost Nickel Alloy Rod collection perfect for creating all sorts of exceptional jewelry.

Available in a variety of lengths and gauges, rod can be annealed, cut, formed, soldered, textured and patinaed. Nickel offers the same look as silver at a fraction of the cost.

Brass, Bronze, Copper and Nickel Rod is an exciting material for creating a variety of jewelry pieces. Lower gauge wire that is thick enough to make a bold statement is sometimes difficult to find.

The Brass, Bronze, Copper and Nickel rod can be cut easily with a jewelers saw. Our miter cutting vise makes it even easier to make a flush cut and to file.

Shop our entire rod collection including all the new Brass, Bronze, Copper and Nickel today and start designing with this exciting material.

Watch our metal rod and annealing videos to get to know our collection of metal rod!

Nov
7

We sent another batch of Patterned Wire to Jan Harrell for some enameling classes she was teaching. We got back a mountain of photos! Her and her students were able to incorporate a bunch of the wire into their enameling projects!

“With a dwindling amount of pure copper products being manufactured, our class of enamelists was excited to see that Cool Tools was selling a wonderful variety of stampings. Each student selected a piece to incorporated into an enameled piece of their choosing. Some of the metal was left uncovered, some given a patina and some was enameled over.

- Jan”

Each of these creations is a perfect example of thinking “outside the box” with this unique wire. Enamels and Patterned Wire work perfectly together, and open up a world of exciting design possibilities. Try out our Enamels and Patterned Wire today to make your own unique creations. Enjoy!

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