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Oct
20

Creating your own jewelry has never been easier! Metal Clay allows unlimited possibilities and gives jewelers the edge in shaping and making their own unique ideas reality. Start up a new hobby today, or master a technique all from the comfort of your own home when you choose Metal Clay for creating your very own jewelry.

Cool Tools gives you all the tools, resources and materials for creating your very own unique Metal Clay Jewelry. Learn how to create specific Metal Clay Projects or learn new jewelry making techniques at the Cool Tools Learning Center. Create Metal Clay Necklaces, Bracelets, Pendants, Earrings and more. Learn how to create all these fun projects by visiting out Learning Center. At the Learning Center you’ll find videos for how to create such unique ideas like a Copper Layered Necklace, as well as beautiful pendant projects like the Roll Over Pendant and the Drop Grid Pendant. The Learning Center also features downloadable projects and instructional videos. At Cool Tools we want to provide you with all you’ll need to become a skilled jewelry maker, so start something new today. To get started purchase a Metal Clay Kit, or find a downloadable project and order all the right supplies. Good luck!

Oct
13

When working with Metal Clay it is essential that you have the proper tools at hand. Creating with Metal Clay is fun and easy, but certain Metal Clay Tools are necessary to complete the job. Discover the joy of using Metal Clay and make sure you have all of the proper Metal Clay tools at hand for creating beautiful pieces of jewelry.

We know that in order to create the perfect piece of jewelry requires a good knowledge of techniques and very practical tools. Choose from Stone Setting, Texture, Shape & Design Tools and even Work Surfaces & Rollers for working with Metal Clay. All of our Metal Clay Tools are guaranteed to help you finish your project with as much simplicity as possible. We carry Anti-Stick Products, Keum Boo, Molds & Forms and even Work Surfaces & Rollers. Our Metal Clay Tool Kits are perfect for beginners who need to dive straight into the Jewelry making process. Find all the right Metal Clay Tools right here at Cool Tools.

Oct
12

Congratulations to our Metal Clay Success Story Contest Winner, Dale Meyrick Wayne! I was thrilled to learn that Dale, an Art teacher was the winner of the drawing for the Studio Pro kiln by Evenheat. Dale won by submitting a photo of a necklace made by students of the Geneva School in Winter Park, Florida. Now the kids have a kiln to fire their projects with! Isn’t that awesome? Check out her website if you get a chance, she is a talented designer as well as a great teacher. Congratulations to Dale and her students!

Photo of the necklace Dale submitted

Dale Meyrick Wayne at the Orlando Art Museum

Dale worked with her 7th, 8th, and high school students to create collaborative jewelry projects. The 7th graders carved eraser tiles based on Egyptian art, printed their images on papyrus, then chose their favorites to make copper charms. The 8th graders made coins from Bronze clay and her high school students made molds or sculpted silver clay.  All three necklaces created by each class were made and sold at a fund raising auction.”

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Metal Clay Success Story Facebook contest. I had such a great time watching the photos come in! There are so many beautiful things being made in metal clay, and you guys are all so talented. It’s great to be a part of such a creative and happy community.

-Mardel

Sep
24

The firing process is one of the most exciting parts of working with Metal Clay. It’s where your creations transform from clay into real metal! Depending on the type of Metal Clay, you can fire yours by Torch or Kiln. There are many different aspects that go into heating Metal Clay such as using the right temperature and right length of time. Cool Tools Learning Center offers great tips, advise and learning resource videos. Utilizing these resources is a wise choice.

At the Cool Tools Learning Center you will find really helpful videos, such as how to co-fire sterling silver with silver prep. Silver clay can be fused directly to sterling silver in the kiln. It’s easy to do, but requires that you first prepare the surface of the sterling silver to receive the silver clay. There is also an amazingly detailed video about working with operating the Paragon SC series Kilns. You can find these amazing Metal Clay Firing Videos at Cools Tools. Working with Metal Clay is fun and easy, working correctly with all of our tools is the key to making great jewelry.

Sep
21

Here at Cool Tools we provide you will everything you’ll need to start making unique and incomparable metal clay jewelry and treasures. One of the best ways you can get all you need for a specific project or technique is through our handy Metal Clay Kits.

Metal Clay Kits provide you will all the basic necessities for working with Metal Clay, molding metal clay, or firing metal clay. Choose from Bead Firing Kits, Flexible Clay Kits, our Metal Clay Basic Tool Kit, Silver & Gold Soldering Kit, or Torch Firing Kits. Each kit is specifically designed to help you in a general or specific asset of jewelry making with Metal Clay. For example, out Bead firing kit consists of all the supplies and directions you’ll need to better understand this method. Such Kits like our Bronze or Copper Clay kits provide you with the basic tools needed to get started working with Metal Clay. Our ITS Transfer Kit is great for those looking to learn a new technique. ITS is a transfer medium that allows you to transfer images onto metal and other surfaces such as glass, wood and unglazed tile. Start creating beautiful pieces of jewelry with your preferred Metal Clay Kit from Cool Tools.

Aug
23

Cool Tools can be your new go-to place for learning all kinds of Metal Clay jewelry techniques. If you haven’t already visited Cool Tools Learning Center you might want to head on over and view some of these great worthwhile videos.

At Cool Tools you’ll find several different types of technique videos to enhance your jewelry making skills. From Metal Clay Techniques, such as how to condition Bronze Clay to Metal Clay Ring Sizing, we offer the best advise and insights into creating quality pieces of jewelry. The Learning Center is such a great way to improve your jewelry making skills. Learn about Making and Using Bronze Clay Paste or making and using flexible Clay too. Our simple videos are clear and easy to understand so that you can master skills and concepts of each technique such as rehydrating BRONZclay and Silicone Mold Making. Cool Tools wants you to be the best jeweler you can be and have the most fun possible, learn a new technique today by visiting the Cool Tools Learning Center.

Aug
17

Cool Tools can be your new go-to place for learning all kinds of Metal Clay jewelry techniques. If you haven’t already visited Cool Tools Learning Center you might want to head on over and view some of these great worthwhile videos.

At Cool Tools you’ll find several different types of technique videos. From Metal Clay Techniques, such as how to condition Bronze Clay to Metal Clay Ring Sizing. We offer the best advice and insights into creating quality pieces of jewelry. The Learning Center is such a great way to improve your jewelry making skills. Learn about Making and Using Bronze Clay Paste or making and using flexible Clay. We offer simple videos that are easy to understand and view so that you get the whole idea of each technique such as rehydrating BRONZclay or the how-to if Silicone Mold Making. Cool Tools wants you to be the best jeweler you can be and have the most fun possible, learn a new technique today by visiting the Cool Tools Learning Center.

Aug
13

One of the best resources to turn to for techniques and inspiration in metal clay are videos and books. Cool Tools provides you with the best selection of jewelry making Books & DVDs around. Whether you are looking to learn a new jewelry making technique or you want a book of inspiring projects you can follow along and make, our selection of Books and DVDs offers something for every style.

Learn the techniques and skills you’ll need to become the jewelry artist you’ve always wanted to become with help from our hand-selected collection of jewelry making videos & DVDs. Find a ton of helpful information, lessons, and techniques. Learn from experts and inspired designers just by picking up a book or DVD and you’ll soon be handcrafting more beautiful jewelry and wearable art.

Aug
12

We have been working very hard to add more metal clay project videos to the site for you! We are excited about our newest project video – the dill weed pendant project, which is now available in our metal clay learning center. Check out all of our metal clay project videos to find your new inspiration!

Jul
23

A truly unique and advantageous part of our Cool Tools site is the valuable information we provide to beginners and advanced metal clay artists. Mardel Rein delivers an expansive learning center full of detailed information to get you started on Metal Clay artistry.

The Cool Tools learning center provides resources, inspiration and expert advice on metal clay and jewelry making in silver, gold and bronze. We have video workshops featuring free, on-demand video libraries that give step-by-step instructions on making jewelry. Plus, we have detailed downloadable projects and product PDFs to help get off to a great start in Metal Clay.