Archive for July, 2014
Introducing our inspiring new selection of Ocean Jasper, Amethyst Stalactites, Kambaba Jasper, Druzy Stalactites, and Orbicular Jasper featuring all new colors, patterns, shapes and cuts!
Ocean 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. Stalactites are formed at the roof of a cave and begin with one drop of mineral-rich water. When the drop falls, it leaves behind the thinnest ring of calcite. Each subsequent drop that forms and falls deposits another ring. Over time, these rings build to create a stunning column of minerals. Kambaba Jasper is one of the more exotic Jaspers, a rare orbicular variety from Madagascar and South Africa. In its depths one can literally glimpse the origins of life on our planet and touch a tangible form of the primordial ooze that nurtured our atmosphere and advanced the creation of all living things. A sedimentary stone, Kambaba Jasper is comprised of microcrystalline Quartz interlaced with Stromatolites, ancient fossilized colonies created by cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) and other primeval microorganisms. These Stromatolites date back more than three billion years and are the oldest known fossils, containing the earliest records of life on Earth. Orbicular Jasper is a variety of jasper which contains variably-colored orbs or spherical inclusions or zones. Jasper is a variety of chalcedony (the quartz family) and means “spotted or speckled 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.
The next exciting batch of Antique Molds has finally arrived. These new designs are some of the coolest molds we offer.
Antique Molds are the perfect way to express your personality. Pick out the molds that are just right for you like: Hummingbird, Rain Kissed Leaf, Parrot Bay, Small Garden Bug and so many others. Use them for centerpieces, accents, components and texture; so many molds, so little time!
Our antique molds are hand crafted from the original element so you get a perfect impression. A mold is a great way to own the beauty of these collectibles without the investment of the original, and the sizes are just right for jewelry components. We use 100% silicone mold material that does not stick to metal clay, or any other type of clay, so no release is needed. Use any type of precious metal clay, polymer or ceramic clays. The molds can be placed on a heat source to dry, and can even be placed in an oven or toaster oven. Our molds are safe to 500F.
Most of our molds have flat bottoms for easy molding. Use the molds as stampers or impress small bits to create a collage.
Shop over 400 beautiful Antique Molds today to be the first to get these new and exciting designs.
The summer savings are heating up. We just reduced our Evenheat and Paragon kiln pricing and are extending the discounts to you!
You will not find a better deal out there. Checkout the deep discounts now available including our new Evenheat models like the powerful Copper and Studio Pro kilns.
The Copper kiln is built entirely of firebrick to offer the metal clay artist the opportunity to explore materials in the higher temperature ranges. Many clays require temperatures up to 2200F and the Copper has the capability to get you there. The Copper is stock equipped with the easy to use Set-Pro control with preset metal clays programs as well as allowing for custom programming. The Studio 8 began the personal kiln concept and continues to offer its unique, lift-off design. The design allows the artist to completely separate the kiln lid and floor from the firing chamber. This characteristic alone defines this fun little kiln and allows artists to do some strange and wonderful things not available in any other design. The Studio Pro features our Dual Access Design. The Dual Access Design combines traditional front and top loading features into one, truly revolutionary kiln. The Studio Pro gives you all the advantages of both front and top access in a single, dual hinged design that’s smooth and precise. The Studio Pro offers more in performance and flexibility than any other kiln in its class.
Shop and save on all of our most popular models. Get your new kiln today at our new discounted pricing to kick off your summer creating. And remember, all kilns ship FREE!
Introducing our inspiring new selection of African Green Opal, Cripple Creek, Crazy Lace Jasper, Desert Jasper, and Wild Horse Magnesite featuring all new colors, patterns, shapes and cuts!
These beautiful gemstones are all different and unique; find freeform cabs, matched pairs, drilled pendants and calibrated shapes. Our African Green Opal stones display a unique, eye-catching mixture of earth tone jasper matrix embedded with green opal. African Green Opal is used to promote inner peace, love, and compassion. This stone helps bring about emotional healing, simplicity, and clarity to the wearer. Cripple Creek Jasper comes from mines in the Owyhee Mountains of Eastern Oregon. Cripple Creek is a very hard jasper that takes a glossy polish. The natural scenes formed in the rock are reminiscent of the area in which it is found. Crazy Lace Jasper offers brilliant colors and intricate patterns of pink, red, white and cream. Our Crazy Lace Jasper are available in coordinated necklaces that are pre-drilled and are ready for embellishing. Desert Jasper features stunning patterns of yellows and browns. This stone resembles a desert scene and is often compared to the desert landscape. Wild Horse is a combination of magnesite and hematite and is mined in the Gila Wilderness area of Southern Arizona. The name is believed to be derived from the spotted brown pinto horse due to its resemblance. This gemstone is generally white with a brown to purple hue matrix running through the white magnesite. You will not find any two Wild Horse gemstones alike.
Each image is the individual stone you will receive. Order now before they are gone.
Congratulations to Tricia Bruns, the winner of the May Cool Tools Survey Contest. Tricia has won a $100 gift certificate simply for offering us her thoughts.
Tricia was excited and told us a little about herself:
After every purchase, you receive an email asking you to take a survey. Your thoughts help us improve as a company and also help us better understand your needs. Each month, we select a winner and the next one could be you!
Help us congratulate Tricia this month and keep offering us your thoughts!