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Introducing the extensive new line of beautiful textured metals available in Brass, Bronze, Copper and Silver.
These brilliant textures come in a variety of gauges and can be used for so many things. Cut out your design shapes, add color with enamels and patina, solder and embellish, form and shape them to create one-of-a-kind jewelry. The possibilities are endless.
Our copper textured sheet is available in 18 gauge and 24 gauge is approximately 2”x6”. Use copper textured sheet metal to make and form your own jewelry designs. Our bronze and brass textured metal is available in 22 gauge for a variety of design options. Our silver textured sheet is available in both .925 sterling silver and .999 fine silver. Choose from 18, 20, 22, and 24 gauge in both types of silver. Combine any textures with other popular mediums like metal clay, various wire, findings and more.
Shop through our textured metal collection featuring 180 different products and let your creative aspirations run wild.
Introducing all new WHITE COPPRclay featuring a silvery-gray color after firing that can be oxidized, textured or highly polished to a bright shine. Like other metal clays, WHITE COPPRclay provides an incredible artistic range. And, because it is a base metal (composed of copper and nickel), it is also so economical that you can use it for large pieces–even sculptures–very affordably!
WHITE COPPRclay can be pinched, rolled, sculpted, cut or manipulated any way you like. Then fire it, and the binder burns away, leaving a solid copper/nickel object. Create jewelry, jewelry components, or custom-crafted specialized tools. You can texture it, add color with oxidizers or patinas, or simply polish it to a bright white shine.
Use the unique color WHITE COPPRclay to add contrast to your metal clay jewelry designs and hollowware creations: Create accent pieces and, after firing, partner white copper with other metal components or, layer unfired WHITE COPPRclay with original COPPRclay™ to create mokume gane-like woodgrain patterns.
It requires a simple 2 phase firing schedule and opens up a whole new world of design possibilities. Phase one–ramp at 500°F/hour to 600°F (320°C) and hold for 10 minutes; phase two–ramp at full speed to 1,850°F (1,010°C) and hold for 2 hours (total firing time, including ramp-time, will be just over 4 hours).
WHITE COPPRclay cannot be torch-fired; it must be fired in a firing pan, surrounded by activated carbon, inside a kiln.
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.
Want more Jasper? You got it! Introducing all new Cripple Creek, Mushroom, Ocean, Owyhee, Royal Sahara, and Sonora Dendritic Jaspers featuring eye-popping colors and one-of-a-kind patterns.
These beautiful cabochons are available in unique shapes and will be the perfect centerpiece for pendants, bracelets, connectors and more.
Sonoran Dendritic Rhyolite Jasper comes from Mexico and is a relatively new stone that is mainly composed of feldspar, mica and quartz that was created by lava flowing over rock. Sonora Dendritic Rhyolite Jasper is often connected to change, progress and creativity. Royal Sahara Jasper comes from Africa and features beautiful swirling, earth-tone colors. Owyhee Jasper is mined from the Owyhee Mountain area in Idaho and Oregon. It is sometimes called Owyhee Picture Jasper because the patterns are reminiscent of landscapes. The patterns are created as this sedimentary material forms in layers of clay, compressing each layer and creating the colored patterns. Some of the dendritic patterns are also caused by fossilized algae trapped within the stone as it forms. Some believe Picture Jaspers aid in creativity and creative visualization; used as a grounding stone; facilitates harmony and balance. 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. Ocean Jasper, also called Orbicular 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. Although the Mushroom Jasper name has stuck, we now know it to be type of highly silicated Rhyolite (volcanic rock) with unusual circular formations that resemble mushrooms. Mushroom Jaspers are often seen with a brick red background that bears orbital patterns in a range of grays and browns. Mushroom Jaspers open are found as “thunder eggs” geode like rock balls that are plain looking on the outside, but contain gemstone on the inner layers. These freeform rocks can then be cut and shaped into lovely cabochons, since they are able to take a high polish.
Each image is the individual stone you’ll receive; pick out the perfect one for you. These gemstones will not last! Get these new Jaspers while you still can.
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.
Introducing our new low-cost Nickel Alloy Rod collection perfect for creating all sorts of exceptional jewelry.
Available in a variety of lengths and gauges, rod can be annealed, cut, formed, soldered, textured and patinaed. Nickel offers the same look as silver at a fraction of the cost.
Brass, Bronze, Copper and Nickel Rod is an exciting material for creating a variety of jewelry pieces. Lower gauge wire that is thick enough to make a bold statement is sometimes difficult to find.
The Brass, Bronze, Copper and Nickel rod can be cut easily with a jewelers saw. Our miter cutting vise makes it even easier to make a flush cut and to file.
Shop our entire rod collection including all the new Brass, Bronze, Copper and Nickel today and start designing with this exciting material.
Watch our metal rod and annealing videos to get to know our collection of metal rod!
Vintaj has arrived! Add exciting color to your creations with new Vintaj Patina and Glaze.
Vintaj Patinas are permanent and opaque inks specifically designed for metals. Available in 25 Colors and 9 assorted color packs, Vintaj allows you to mix and match your favorites to define your designs.
Vintaj adheres to all metal and creates beautiful, durable patina effects. Create your own color schemes by using different patinas.
Shop the huge selection of Vintaj Patina and Glaze today to make your jewelry creations stand out from all the rest.
Watch our new Vintaj tool demo and learn how to add beautiful and permanent color to metal!
Wire is an essential element for creating all sorts of jewelry. One way to add interest to your piece is to use twisted or patterned wire in a variety of metals. In this tool demo, learn to use the Wire Twisting Pliers to make beautiful twisted wire in one simple and repeatable motion.
When soldering and creating jewelry, getting seamless joints and perfect edges is a difficult and time consuming task. An artist can spend a ton time filing and cutting, while trying to get a square edge. In this tool demo, learn to use the Jewelers Miter Cutting Vise to make quick work of getting the perfect edge for seamless joints, every time.
Adding texture is the perfect way to add interest and appeal to your piece. One reliable way to add texture to metal is with a hammer. In this tool demo, learn to use the Interchangeable Texture hammer, featuring more options for adding beautiful texture to your creations.
Introducing the new addition to our polymer clay selection – Kato! Kato Polyclay is a unique line of polymer clay created specifically for artists.
Kato Polyclay was formulated to embody the most desirable working properties possible. Strength, stability, firmness, and a wide spectrum of colors allow users to create pieces of artistic excellence.
Kato bakes in 10 minutes to become a hard, durable material. Stronger than other clays, objects made with Kato Polyclay become permanent works of art that will resist breaking and wear over time. Its versatile and smooth texture allows for detailed results for all types of work including figures, caning, jewelry, home décor, and model making. All colors in the line may be inter-mixed to produce any color or effect imaginable. It is the first polymer clay created by an artist, for artists.
Try the extensive new selection of Kato today to explore the colorful and creative world of polymer clay.
It’s back! Named for the stream that runs through the area, Red Creek Jasper shines like no other stone.
These beautiful cabochons are great candidates for necklaces, pendants and earrings with colors ranging from bright oranges and yellows to various greens, greys and magnificent reds.
Red Creek Jasper is a member of the Chalcedony family, a form of microcrystalline quartz. Jasper usually refers to an opaque stone derived from the Greek word, “spotted stone”. Red Creek Jasper is a vein jasper recently discovered in Red River, China. It has amazing color washes of blues, greens, yellows, reds and even purples with a series of intersecting lines that form picture-like patterns.
In general, Jasper is known as the “supreme nurturer”. It sustains and supports during times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness. Used in healing, Jasper unifies all aspects of your life.
Each image is the individual stone you’ll receive; pick out the perfect one for you. These gemstones will not last! Get them now while you still can.