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The Sanding Detailer tools are exciting new sanding sticks that were specifically developed for those hard to reach sanding jobs. Unlike other sanding products, the Sanding Detailers give you 3 different working surfaces including the tapered end for intricate areas, the round end for curved and convex areas, and the flat surface for a perfectly flush finish. The detailers feature replaceable sanding belts that can be rotated around the piece. No other sanding tools are more useful, versatile, or more efficient.
Each detailer is a different color so you will always know which grit you are working with. Each sanding stick has a replaceable belt that is quick and easy to swap out. Try our innovative Sanding Detailers today and you will experience how having these versatile little tools can revolutionize your refining and finishing skills.
Watch our new Sanding Detailer video for tips and tricks to getting the perfect finish.
Mega Tiles are a new Cool Tools exclusive and are designed to be perfect for projects both large and small.
Mega Tiles are basically our popular Texture Tiles, just quite a bit bigger. Mega Tiles measure 9 ¼” x 6“ and are about 7 times larger than Texture Tiles. Just like our TTLs, they are flexible, washable and can be used with any soft clay. It has never been easier to roll out your clay textures. No matter what you are working on, Mega Tiles are sure to be perfect for your next project.
Mega Tiles work just like our Texture Tiles. Spritz them with Cool Slip, and begin designing. Our Rolling Frames pair excellent with Mega Tiles. The entire frame sits comfortably on the Mega Tile so there is no rocking or searching for additional textures to hold and level your frames. Since there is plenty of real estate on these tiles, it allows you pick your favorite part of the texture and comfortably design your piece. Mega Tiles are ideal for all metal clay projects, ceramic and porcelain clay projects, and designing with any type of polymer clay. Never be limited again by the size of your texture.
Cool Tools carries a wide array of Mega Tile designs, including some of our most popular textures, as well as new exciting and exclusive designs. Try our new Cool Tools Mega Tiles today and see how these roomy new textures are perfect for projects both large and small.
Check out our new Mega Tile video to see how versatile the new textures can be!
When making jewelry, it’s always a good idea to have jump rings at the ready. Having a tool to easily manufacture your own can not only save you time, but save you money. In this tool demo, learn to make any size jump rings with the easy-to-use jump ring kit.
Custom designs engraved into metal produces some of the most unique and personalized pieces. Having a tool to quickly design, mark, or sign your pieces, can be quite helpful. In this tool demo, learn to use the new micro engraver to add your own personal touch to your next project.
If you’re looking for a beautiful natural texture, nothing can beat designing with a leaf. Organic objects often make the most unique and stunning patterns. In this technique video, learn to use a leaf to make beautiful, textured jewelry.
Introducing our new freeform natural gemstone collection featuring vibrant Amethyst Stalagtites and brilliant Stabilized Turquoise.
Stalagtites 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. These amethyst stalagtite crystal slices are buds from columns of amethyst stalactite that took millions of years to develop deep within a cave of mother earth. They are polished on both sides and make a beautiful centerpiece, jewelry or meditation crystal.
Turquoise has been prized as a rare and valuable stone for thousands of years due to its unique hue. Turquoise was known in antiquity as “the truth stone”, symbolizing a time to be honest with yourself.
Each image is the individual stone you’ll receive; pick out the perfect one for you. These gemstones will not last! Try designing with these new stones while you still can.
Putting a gemstone as the centerpiece of your jewelry creations, can add sparkle and cachet to your projects. Creating a custom setting for that gemstone, can help add your own personal signature to the piece.
In this project video, learn to make the North Star Pendant, featuring a custom setting made of PMC3.
Syringe can be used for many things when designing with metal clay. The syringe is the perfect tool for creating ornate and delicate jewelry.
In this project video, learn to make a 3-layer PMC Syringe pendant with a few simple tips and techniques.
Brass and Copper Ornaments
In this project video, learn to use a disc cutter, to make beautiful and inexpensive holiday ornaments.
Watch all of our jewelry making videos in our Video Library today for some inspiration and cool tips and techniques!
Introducing our new collection of Wubbers Pliers featuring 28 different pliers specifically designed for making jewelry.
Available in several shapes and sizes, Wubbers are stainless steel and hand finished to open up a world of possibilities for creating.
There are a few groups of Wubbers. Cool Tools carries the Baby line of pliers, which are smaller, perfect for travel, or even easier to handle for people with small hands. The baby series feature a chain nose, flat nose, round nose, and bent nose pliers. The Baby pliers making it really easy to handle any-size jump rings and projects.
The classic series are a little larger. The handles fit comfortably in your hand, and come with a few different sizes of flat nose pliers, a set of round nose, and bent nose pliers. The different sizes really allow you to pick and choose which pliers you need. No matter what project you’re working on, you’ll be sure to find the size pliers you need to get the job done.
The designer series features round, oval, triangle and square mandrel pliers. These jaws are not tapered, so the design capabilities are endless. The handles are longer, which offers just the right amount of leverage, while staying comfortable in your hand. Unlike traditional mandrels, these pliers allow you grip your wire while wrapping.
Shop through our huge selection of Wubbers Pliers today to discover the wonderful world of Wubbers. Watch our new Wubbers video to learn to use the Baby, Classic and Designer series pliers.
Working with solder opens up thousands of possibilities when creating jewelry or working with metal. Having your solder cut and organized is a great way to speed up the soldering process.
In this tool demo, learn to use the Solder Cutting Pliers to get perfectly cut solder quickly and easily.
Adding holes to your creations can be time-consuming by the time you mark, drill, and clean off burs. If you have a piece with a lot of holes, this can get rather repetitive.
In this tool demo, learn to use Hole Punching Pliers to make clean and accurate holes with a simple squeeze of a handle.
Diamond files are very useful, when working with fragile materials or hard metals. Diamond files have small particles of industrial diamonds embedded in their surface, which make them ideal for a variety of materials.
In this tool demo, learn to use our 3M Diamond Hand Files and Laps, for versatile filing and finishing.
Learn to use the 1-Step Looping Pliers to make consistent loops quickly and easily.
Creating eyepins can be a difficult and time-consuming task. Most jewelers will tell you that although it sounds simple, making consistent and well-shaped loops can be frustrating. Depending on your jewelry piece, you may have to do this simple task several times, and traditionally, you’ve had to use multiple tools to get the job done.
The 1-Step Looping Pliers are designed to trim and loop head pins, eyepins and form wire in one simple and consistent motion.
Problem solving is an important part of making fine jewelry. Sometimes, after soldering your bezel, the stone just does not fit back in the way it did before. Trying to force your stone back in can cause damage. Adding stones to your creations is a great way to bring color and interest to the piece.
In this tool demo, learn a few quick tricks to set your stones easily, and get the perfect fit every time.
In this tools demo, we’ll share some simple tips and tricks to finding the balance point on pendants, cleaning steel shot, and keeping your pliers organized.
Using these simple techniques can save time and money, and help you make beautiful jewelry.
Visit our Video Library to view our extensive selection of jewlery making videos and demos of all types.
New Videos are now available in the Video Library!
Crimson Eclipse Pendant Project
Cool Tools Texture Tiles are perfect tools, for creating beautiful pieces of jewelry. In this project, learn to make the Crimson Eclipse Pendant, using PMC3, a Texture Tile, and a few other tools and simple techniques.
Easily make a stunning fine silver pendant that incorporates sophisticated design without breaking your budget.
Finishing your jewelry creations to near perfection, helps set your work apart from all the rest. A mirror finish, offers a level a sophistication that is unmatched by other colorants and patinas.
In this tool demo, learn to get a mirror finish on metal clay, with a simple sanding stick and a set of polishing papers.
Forming ring shanks is an intricate and delicate technique. Traditionally, mandrels and hammers are used to form and shape your rings.
In this tool demo, learn to use the Ring Forming Pliers, to shape thick wire easily, and get the perfect form every time.