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Archive for March, 2014

Mar
17

Free Metal ClayWant FREE clay? You got it! Starting today, order 50 grams of PMC3 and get 5 grams completely FREE. That’s 10% more!

These 55 gram packs are available for the same price as 50 gram packs and are perfect for making all those jewelry projects you’ve been planning.

This is the best time to stock up and save on metal clay.

Order a lot to cash in on the savings. This amazing offer will not last! Order now while supplies last.

Mar
11

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

Bonnie was excited and told us a little about herself:

Jewelry by Bonnie Kyles“I am positively thrilled to be the February winner! There’s always something on my wish list at Cool Tools as you have great products and exceptional customer service.

I just retired from 38 years of teaching elementary students, my number one passion, so am devoting a large portion of my time to a more recent passion: wire and metal jewelry design. A few years ago I started wireworking  and then realized I could easily combine that with metalsmithing to create an endless array of designs! I took a basic metalsmithing class and have continued to broaden my skill set primarily through reading books and through pure experimentation.

The bracelet is an example of some of the techniques I’ve been focusing on recently. I rolled copper tubing with paper to get the wavy lines, did a heat patina and riveted the components.

Thank you in advance for the the gift certificate. I will put it to good use!

-Bonnie jo Kyles”

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

Help us congratulate Bonnie this month and keep offering us your thoughts!

Mar
10

Textured MetalsIntroducing the extensive new line of beautiful textured metals available in Brass, Bronze, Copper and Silver.

These brilliant textures come in a variety of gauges and can be used for so many things. Cut out your design shapes, add color with enamels and patina, solder and embellish, form and shape them to create one-of-a-kind jewelry. The possibilities are endless.

Our copper textured sheet is available in 18 gauge and 24 gauge is approximately 2”x6”. Use copper textured sheet metal to make and form your own jewelry designs.  Our bronze and brass textured metal is available in 22 gauge for a variety of design options. Our silver textured sheet is available in both .925 sterling silver and .999 fine silver. Choose from 18, 20, 22, and 24 gauge in both types of silver. Combine any textures with other popular mediums like metal clay, various wire, findings and more.

Shop through our textured metal collection featuring 180 different products and let your creative aspirations run wild.

Mar
4

New WHITECOPPRclayIntroducing all new WHITE COPPRclay featuring a silvery-gray color after firing that can be oxidized, textured or highly polished to a bright shine. Like other metal clays, WHITE COPPRclay provides an incredible artistic range. And, because it is a base metal (composed of copper and nickel), it is also so economical that you can use it for large pieces–even sculptures–very affordably!

WHITE COPPRclay can be pinched, rolled, sculpted, cut or manipulated any way you like. Then fire it, and the binder burns away, leaving a solid copper/nickel object. Create jewelry, jewelry components, or custom-crafted specialized tools. You can texture it, add color with oxidizers or patinas, or simply polish it to a bright white shine.

Use the unique color WHITE COPPRclay to add contrast to your metal clay jewelry designs and hollowware creations: Create accent pieces and, after firing, partnerWHITE COPPRclay white copper with other metal components or, layer unfired WHITE COPPRclay with original COPPRclay™ to create mokume gane-like woodgrain patterns.

It requires a simple 2 phase firing schedule and opens up a whole new world of design possibilities. Phase one–ramp at 500°F/hour to 600°F (320°C) and hold for 10 minutes; phase two–ramp at full speed to 1,850°F (1,010°C) and hold for 2 hours (total firing time, including ramp-time, will be just over 4 hours).

 WHITE COPPRclay cannot be torch-fired; it must be fired in a firing pan, surrounded by activated carbon, inside a kiln.