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Archive for June, 2014

Jun
30

Congratulations to Lisa Sealy, the winner of the Cool Tools Review Contest for May. Lisa has won a $100 gift certificate for reviewing the Tapered Square Jewelry Shape Template she purchased from us. Lisa gave our template a top 5-star rating and said, “Love the unique shape for jewelry. I used these templates to make a pendent and matching earrings out of copper clay. The template is a great alternative to squares.”

Lisa was excited about being the May winner:

Jewelry by Lisa Sealy“Wow! What a great way to start my week! Thank you so much for the gift certificate at Cool Tools. I can add to my ever growing supplies for metal clay jewelry designs.

Living in Anchorage, Alaska, I am always looking for new indoor hobbies to do during the long winters. I’ve done beading off and on for years. In recent years I’ve  taken up glass fusing for a creative outlet. I was introduced to metal clay in Tucson this past February. Being interested in various art forms and jewelry design, I was instantly hooked. I am continuing classes in metal clay, locally now. I may have to give up my day job, just to find enough time to keep up with new design ideas and methods.  I’ve worked with fine silver, sterling silver, and copper clays so far.  I learned about Cool Tools from an instructor. It has become a great resource for supplies and information.

Here is the jewelry set I made with the template I reviewed from Cool Tools, in ACS Copper clay.

Thanks again. I can’t wait to start shopping and creating.

Lisa Sealy”

After every purchase, you have the opportunity to review your products. Your reviews help fellow jewelry artists better understand the products we offer. You can review any product by simply going to the product page and clicking “write a review”. Each review gives you an entry into our review contest.  Help us congratulate Lisa!

Jun
18

Presenting our unique new selection of Mookaite, Turritella Agate, Crazy Horse and Ocean Jasper full of rare colors, patterns, shapes and cuts!

All New Natural Gemstones

Mookaite is an Australian jasper that combines the lighter colors of yellow and red jasper. In Australia, Mookaite was, and still is, considered to be a healing stone that bestows strength. It is said to shield the wearer from difficult situations and to connect us to loved ones who have passed away. It is believed to bring us into the “here and now”, aiding with problem assessment and decision making. Turritella Agate is a variety of Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. It is rich, earthy brown or black, and recognized by the sea creature and fossilized snail patterns within the stone, or in a thick coating around it. Turritella Agate is a spiritual crystal, and is believed to be deeply connected to the earth and home, to one’s personal roots and ancestry, even the events of one’s past. It is thought by some to be a survival stone, one of strength and protection. Ancient life held within its form lends the power of wisdom and healing. Crazy Horse Jaspers add a bit of whimsy and wonder to the mix, encouraging us to enjoy life, to seek beauty and humor, and to not take ourselves too seriously. Ocean Jasper, also called Orbicular Jasper, is unusual jasper found only at a remote location on the coast of Madagascar that can only be mined at low tide! The colors vary widely, including white, green, pink, red, black, blue. The wild polka dots, wavy lines, and multi colored floret patterns of Ocean Jasper make this a gorgeous and exciting stone.

These beautiful gemstones are all different and unique; find freeform cabs, matched pairs, drilled pendants and calibrated shapes. Each image is the individual stone you will receive. Order now before they are gone.

Jun
16

Textured MetalsOur Textured Metal selection just keeps getting bigger and better. We just rolled out new textured metal designs available in brass, bronze, copper and silver.

These detailed textures are available in 18, 20, 22 and 24 gauge. Use these new textures for creating bracelets, pendants, earrings or other jewelry components.These new designs are approximately 2″ x 6″ and are the perfect size for just about anything.

The design potential continues to grow. 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.

Shop through our Textured Metal collection today featuring over 600 different products and continue to let your creative aspirations run wild.

 

Jun
16

Congratulations to Robert Rantz, the winner of the Cool Tools Random Review Contest for April. Robert has won a $100 gift certificate for reviewing the Double-Sided Pendant Settings he purchased from us. Robert gave our Pendant Settings a top 5-star rating and said, “It was fun cutting the gemstones for the piece and the web site gave perfect size dimensions so cutting it was easy. Two sides, two gems, brilliant.”

Jewelry by Robert

Robert was excited about being the April winner:

“Hi, here is my first piece I made.

I hope in time I can make pieces as beautiful as I have seen on your site. I have had a few break because I think I made them a little thin, but am in a learning process. I do love the way you can create with it and hope I can send a picture in the near future of a piece that will come out to be as beautiful as some I’ve seen on your site.

I was so excited when I had learned that I was a winner for the April drawing and told my wife that now I have a chance to get more supplies to keep up with new jewelry making ideas. I think she was more excited than myself, hint hint, on a piece she wants me to make for her next.

Thank you so much Cool Tools for the gift.

Sincerely,

Robert J Rantz II”

After every purchase, you have the opportunity to review your products. Your reviews help fellow jewelry artists better understand the products we offer. You can review any product by simply going to the product page and clicking “write a review”. Each review gives you an entry into our review contest.  Help us congratulate Robert!