Even though I’ve pioneered co-firing diamonds in metal clay, I was not sure my big diamond would succeed because it was not the best quality stone.Read more about:
Congratulations to Katherine Steinbring, our final Facebook Contest winner!
“Wow! I really was totally excited and surprised when I found the e-mail on Thursday night. I am a retired high school teacher (15 years teaching art and 17 years teaching English). Discovering metal clay really saved me after I retired,Read more about:
Introducing the metal clay art of Christi Anderson. Christi is the newest artist to be added to the Cool Tools Gallery.
Christi is a self-taught metal clay artist who has won numerous awards for her work. Her pieces are impossibly intricate and mostly hand carved from very thin sheets of metal clay.Read more about:
Introducing our new downloadable project guide available in our Learning Center for free – The Royal Treatment Pendant.
The Royal Treatment Pendant features a bezel set faceted stone with sterling gallery wire and fine silver clay. It is easily modified for any type of metal clay and adds a touch of sophistication and royalty to your designs.Read more about:
Cool Tools is proud to announce our new Creative Rewards program for Cool Tools customers! With Cool Tools Creative Rewards you earn rewards points on every purchase you make. You’ll receive points based on your total product purchase amount. Your account will be automatically credited with one point for every dollar you spend (not including shipping and taxes).Read more about:
Cool Tools Patina Gel is a unique stabilized form of liver of sulfur formulated by a metal clay artist, for a metal clay artist. Patina Gel is not only the most convenient and easy way to use liver of sulfur but amazingly it does not degrade in light and air the way the old fashioned lump form does.Read more about:
Ask an experienced metal clay artist if diamonds can be co-fired in silver clay and most will advise against it. This is because it was something few dared and even fewer succeeded in doing. It was not a good bet.
In my 2005 article, Gemstones in Metal Clay, I warned that firing diamonds was a risky proposition.Read more about: