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Dec
20

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.

6 New Types of Jasper!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.

Nov
20

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.

Wubbers PliersThere 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.

Nov
11

Nickel RodIntroducing 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!

Sep
30

VintajVintaj 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!

Sep
13

Wire Twisting Pliers

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 New Videos!Wire Twisting Pliers to make beautiful twisted wire in one simple and repeatable motion.

Jewelers Miter Cutting Vise

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.

Interchangeable Texturing Hammer

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.

Sep
6

New Kato PolyClayIntroducing 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.

Aug
26

Red Creek Jasper is BackIt’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.

Aug
23

What's New at Cool Tools?A huge new array of tools has just arrived to make your jewelry life easier, more productive, and more creative! Shop the new collection today!

This new selection of innovative productivity tools features popular Powdered Clays, cool Metal Design Stamps, unique Copper Blanks, Books, DVDs and way, way more!

All of our Design Stamps are made from heat-treated tool grade steel. Our Wire Twisting Pliers allow you to safely twists wire up to 18 gauge. Simple one-pull action and automatic return twists wire quickly into a strand that won’t unravel. Check out the extensive selection of Powder Clays including Goldie Bronze and Hadar’s Clay!

These tools and products are perfect to help you get the job done quickly, easily and accurately.

And remember, orders over $150 ship for FREE!

Aug
19

New Enamels Are Here!Introducing our expanded Enameling section for bringing brilliant colors to your beautiful jewelry creations.

Discover a rainbow of over 100 stunning new colors available in multiple sizes. More colors mean more creative possibilities!

Our enamels are medium temperature, medium expansion for copper, gold, silver, low carbon steel and metal clay.

Normal firing temperatures range from 1400-1500 degrees fahrenheit. Coefficient of expansion range: 258-360 cubic expansion. All of our enamels are lead-free.

Shop our new Enameling Supplies today and start adding vivid color to your creations.

Aug
7

New Square and Half-Round Copper WireForm and finish your jewelry creations using our new selection of pure copper wire available in round, square and half-round.

This versatile new wire comes in a variety of gauges including the thick, lower gauges for endless possibilities!

Copper is essential to all living organisms and is an essential nutrient, playing a vital role in keeping bones, skin, brain, blood vessels and immune system strong and healthy. Copper also has anti-bacterial properties useful in slowing the spread of illnesses. Because copper can be absorbed through the skin, wearing copper jewelry has become a simple, popular way to reap the benefits of this lovely metal.

Shop through our entire wire selection including these new copper designs and get excited about creating something new!