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Sep
10

Introducing our stunning new selection of Zebra Jasper, Sugilite, Sonora Dendritic Jasper, and Petrified Wood featuring all new colors, patterns, shapes and cuts!

New Gems!

Sugilite is a rare stone only found in Japan and South Africa. Sugilite is considered one of the most important love stones. Many believe that Sugilite represents spiritual love and wisdom, opening and aligning all the chakras to love with its beautiful purple rays. Petrified Wood was once an ancient, living, breathing tree. It was buried and fossilized, over a long period of time, and the organic parts of its structure were replaced by minerals. The markings and patterns on the stone are the original tree’s growth rings and knots. 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. Zebra Jasper is a variety of Jasper in the quartz family (chalcedony) identifiable by its zebra-like stripes. Metaphysically, Zebra Jasper is used for those needing to escape the perils of over-thinking and promotes the enjoyment of experiencing life as it comes. It also helps to stimulate the transition from the material plane to the astral plane during meditation and assists in centering of the soul. On the physically plane, Zebra Jasper is said to be helpful with stamina, endurance, bone disorders, osteoporosis, teeth, gums, muscle spasms, and heart palpitations.

These beautiful gemstones are all different and unique; find freeform cabs, matched pairs, drilled pendants and calibrated shapes. Each image is the individual stone you will receive. Order now before they are gone.

Sep
8

Introducing our huge new 1 kilogram base metal clay packs available in BRONZclay, COPPRclay, and FASTfire BRONZclay.

New 1 Kilogram Metal Clay PacksThese extra-large kilogram packs have 1,000 grams of clay inside of a convenient glass jar for easy storage. Buy it in bulk and save more money!

BRONZclay, COPPRclay, and FASTfire BRONZclay are so affordable, they can be used to for any small project or even to sculpt large and intricate pieces. These clays can even be thrown on a potter’s wheel to shape bronze and copper hollowware. Base metal clay allows the artist to experiment with how far (and big!) designs can go.  These bronze and copper clays can be pinched, rolled, sculpted and manipulated. In its dried state, it’s still highly flexible and easy to carve—an ideal canvas for applying details and finishing touches prior to firing.

Order our new 1 kilogram base metal clay packs today and discover the deep savings available.

Aug
8

The Cool Tools Clay Hydrator is a clay storage container specifically designed for adding moisture back into your clay. The innovative design allows metal clay to absorb the proper amount of moisture so clay remains hydrated and workable long after you have opened the package. Every metal clay artist has gone back into an old opened package and found their leftover clay too dry to work with. The Cool Tools Clay Hydrator eliminates this issue and can save you hundreds of dollars in lost clay.

Clay HydratorThe Cool Tools Clay Hydrator allows you to keep metal clay moist and workable for months-on-end. Keep your clay in a Cool Tools Clay Hydrator during the design process to make sure it doesn’t dry out. This can save you hundreds of dollars, and help make sure you never lose clay to dryness again. If you’ve been working with some clay and your hands have dried it out, place it in the hydrator, and in less than 30 minutes, you will begin to notice a difference in the workability. Never be limited again by dried out clay.

Only use distilled water in the Clay Hydrator because it does not have impurities, which prevents molding. When adding clay to the Hydrator, loosely wrap it in a small piece of plastic wrap. Do not wrap it too tightly, because this allows the moisture in the air to get into the clay. Never place clay directly on the sponge, or the water and the clay will make a mess and form slip.

Each sponge is sized perfectly for the Clay Hydrator, so everything fits together nicely. This bottom sponge should be soaked a little more thoroughly, allowing a small amount of water to rest in the bottom of the base. This water is slowly absorbed through the bottom sponge, and continuously pulled up into the air by the top sponge. During this process, your clay absorbs this much needed moisture and re-hydrates any metal clay. This innovative design creates the perfect environment to keep metal clay hydrated for several months.

Watch our Clay Hydrator Video and see how this innovative and inexpensive tool can save your clay, your time, and most important, your money.

Jul
30

Introducing our stunning new selection of Bamboo Agate, Chrysocolla, Crazy Horse Jasper, Natural Druzy, and Kyanite featuring all new colors, patterns, shapes and cuts!

New Natural Stones

Bamboo Agate features brilliantly banded patterns of white, clear, black, greyand orange. Agate enhances creativity and strengthens the intellect, making it a beneficial stone for both students and artists. It is also known as a good luck stone. As a stone of harmony, one of the things agate does is balance yin/yang energy. Agate increases energy. Chrysocolla is a hydrous copper silicate, often forming with copper salts, iron and manganese oxides. Chrysocolla is known to form in oxidation zones of copper ore bodies and is actually considered a minor ore for the mineral copper. Although Chrysocolla may be a ‘lesser known’ gemstone, it is still a very fascinating stone that is highly sought-after by many avid gem and mineral enthusiasts. Chrysocolla belongs to a very small group of copper-bearing gems which gives it the green coloring and patterns. This Chrysocolla comes from Arizona, a well know copper mining area. Crazy Horse Jaspers add a bit of whimsy and wonder to the mix, encouraging us to enjoy life, to seek beauty and humor, and to not take ourselves too seriously. Druzy, also often spelled drusy, druse or drusies, refers to tiny quartz crystals that form within or on the surface of other stones. A Druzy stone features this unique crystal-like finish that has the look and feel like no other stone.  It occurs within geodes, which are hollow, spherical rocks, and lines the interior walls and cavities that occur. This dense form of quartz called chalcedony forms the exterior rind, and what is left is a beautiful druzy finish. Our Druzy gemstones range from bright white and pinks to brilliant reds, browns and greys.

These beautiful gemstones are all different and unique; find freeform cabs, matched pairs, drilled pendants and calibrated shapes.

Each image is the individual stone you will receive. Order now before they are gone.

Jul
16

Introducing our inspiring new selection of Ocean Jasper, Amethyst Stalactites, Kambaba Jasper, Druzy Stalactites, and Orbicular Jasper featuring all new colors, patterns, shapes and cuts!

All New Natural Gemstones

Ocean 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. Stalactites 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. Kambaba Jasper is one of the more exotic Jaspers, a rare orbicular variety from Madagascar and South Africa. In its depths one can literally glimpse the origins of life on our planet and touch a tangible form of the primordial ooze that nurtured our atmosphere and advanced the creation of all living things. A sedimentary stone, Kambaba Jasper is comprised of microcrystalline Quartz interlaced with Stromatolites, ancient fossilized colonies created by cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) and other primeval microorganisms. These Stromatolites date back more than three billion years and are the oldest known fossils, containing the earliest records of life on Earth. Orbicular Jasper is a variety of jasper which contains variably-colored orbs or spherical inclusions or zones. Jasper is a variety of chalcedony (the quartz family) and means “spotted or speckled stone”.

These beautiful gemstones are all different and unique; find freeform cabs, matched pairs, drilled pendants and calibrated shapes. Each image is the individual stone you will receive. Order now before they are gone.

Jul
14

The next exciting batch of Antique Molds has finally arrived. These new designs are some of the coolest molds we offer.

25 New Antique MoldsAntique Molds are the perfect way to express your personality. Pick out the molds that are just right for you like: Hummingbird, Rain Kissed Leaf, Parrot Bay, Small Garden Bug and so many others. Use them for centerpieces, accents, components and texture; so many molds, so little time!

Our antique molds are hand crafted from the original element so you get a perfect impression. A mold is a great way to own the beauty of these collectibles without the investment of the original, and the sizes are just right for jewelry components.  We use 100% silicone mold material that does not stick to metal clay, or any other type of clay, so no release is needed. Use any type of precious metal clay, polymer or ceramic clays. The molds can be placed on a heat source to dry, and can even be placed in an oven or toaster oven. Our molds are safe to 500F.

Most of our molds have flat bottoms for easy molding. Use the molds as stampers or impress small bits to create a collage.

Shop over 400 beautiful Antique Molds today to be the first to get these new and exciting designs.

Jul
9

The summer savings are heating up. We just reduced our Evenheat and Paragon kiln pricing and are extending the discounts to you!

You will not find a better deal out there. Checkout the deep discounts now available including our new Evenheat models like the powerful Copper and Studio Pro kilns.

New Reduced Kiln PricingThe Copper kiln is built entirely of firebrick to offer the metal clay artist the opportunity to explore materials in the higher temperature ranges. Many clays require temperatures up to 2200F and the Copper has the capability to get you there. The Copper is stock equipped with the easy to use Set-Pro control with preset metal clays programs as well as allowing for custom programming. The Studio 8 began the personal kiln concept and continues to offer its unique, lift-off design. The design allows the artist to completely separate the kiln lid and floor from the firing chamber. This characteristic alone defines this fun little kiln and allows artists to do some strange and wonderful things not available in any other design. The Studio Pro features our Dual Access Design. The Dual Access Design combines traditional front and top loading features into one, truly revolutionary kiln. The Studio Pro gives you all the advantages of both front and top access in a single, dual hinged design that’s smooth and precise. The Studio Pro offers more in performance and flexibility than any other kiln in its class.

Shop and save on all of our most popular models. Get your new kiln today at our new discounted pricing to kick off your summer creating. And remember, all kilns ship FREE!

Jul
2

Introducing our inspiring new selection of African Green Opal, Cripple Creek, Crazy Lace Jasper, Desert Jasper, and Wild Horse Magnesite featuring all new colors, patterns, shapes and cuts!

New Natural Gemstones

These beautiful gemstones are all different and unique; find freeform cabs, matched pairs, drilled pendants and calibrated shapes. Our African Green Opal stones display a unique, eye-catching mixture of earth tone jasper matrix embedded with green opal. African Green Opal is used to promote inner peace, love, and compassion.  This stone helps bring about emotional healing, simplicity, and clarity to the wearer. 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. Crazy Lace Jasper offers brilliant colors and intricate patterns of pink, red, white and cream. Our Crazy Lace Jasper are available in coordinated necklaces that are pre-drilled and are ready for embellishing. Desert Jasper features stunning patterns of yellows and browns. This stone resembles a desert scene and is often compared to the desert landscape. Wild Horse is a combination of magnesite and hematite and is mined in the Gila Wilderness area of Southern Arizona. The name is believed to be derived from the spotted brown pinto horse due to its resemblance. This gemstone is generally white with a brown to purple hue matrix running through the white magnesite. You will not find any two Wild Horse gemstones alike.

Each image is the individual stone you will receive. Order now before they are gone.

Jun
18

Presenting our unique new selection of Mookaite, Turritella Agate, Crazy Horse and Ocean Jasper full of rare colors, patterns, shapes and cuts!

All New Natural Gemstones

Mookaite is an Australian jasper that combines the lighter colors of yellow and red jasper. In Australia, Mookaite was, and still is, considered to be a healing stone that bestows strength. It is said to shield the wearer from difficult situations and to connect us to loved ones who have passed away. It is believed to bring us into the “here and now”, aiding with problem assessment and decision making. Turritella Agate is a variety of Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. It is rich, earthy brown or black, and recognized by the sea creature and fossilized snail patterns within the stone, or in a thick coating around it. Turritella Agate is a spiritual crystal, and is believed to be deeply connected to the earth and home, to one’s personal roots and ancestry, even the events of one’s past. It is thought by some to be a survival stone, one of strength and protection. Ancient life held within its form lends the power of wisdom and healing. Crazy Horse Jaspers add a bit of whimsy and wonder to the mix, encouraging us to enjoy life, to seek beauty and humor, and to not take ourselves too seriously. 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.

These beautiful gemstones are all different and unique; find freeform cabs, matched pairs, drilled pendants and calibrated shapes. Each image is the individual stone you will receive. Order now before they are gone.

Jun
16

Textured MetalsOur Textured Metal selection just keeps getting bigger and better. We just rolled out new textured metal designs available in brass, bronze, copper and silver.

These detailed textures are available in 18, 20, 22 and 24 gauge. Use these new textures for creating bracelets, pendants, earrings or other jewelry components.These new designs are approximately 2″ x 6″ and are the perfect size for just about anything.

The design potential continues to grow. 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.

Shop through our Textured Metal collection today featuring over 600 different products and continue to let your creative aspirations run wild.