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Archive for the ‘Creativity’ Category

Nov
23

The Cool Tools Jewelry Design Gallery is up and running and ready to give everyone some inspiration!

Cool Tools offers you a chance to check out some great finished jewelry made by some amazing artists. Currently the featured artists are Lisa Barth and Marco Fleseri.

Lisa Barth is a wire jewelry artist and metal clay instructor from Atlanta, Georgia. She teaches wire artistry and metal clay and absolutely loves sharing her passion for this art. In the Jewelry Design Gallery you’ll find an extensive selection of jewelry from Lisa Barth. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including BeadStyle, Bead & Button, Australian Beading, and Metal Clay Artist Magazine. Lisa draws her inspiration from the stone she is working with and recognizes the harmony needed between the metal and stone. In the Jewelry Design Gallery you can view several pieces by Lisa Barth and also visit her website for more inspiration.

Marco Fleseri began his career as a jewelry artist when he took a metalsmithing class in 1988. For 18 years he focused on traditional fabrication techniques. Marco became interested in metal clay and began focusing on it in 2005 using torch firing techniques. Marco gets his inspiration from an idea from machinery, history, biology, patterns, language, or color. His designs are mostly hand sculpted and has recently been using carving techniques. Marco occasionally teaches at the Lill Street Art Center in Chicago. In the gallery you will find a great selection of Marco’s work and his website information.

Both artists have beautiful pictures of jewelry featured with a variety of styles and designs.

Keep an eye on the Jewelry Design Gallery for more pictures and more featured artists. Cool Tools offers you access to these amazing pieces of metal clay jewelry.

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!

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.