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Jun
3

Let your creativity run wild with our unique new selection of Jewelry Artist Element design sheets.

New Jewelry Artist ElementsPetroglyphs. Shaman Rituals. Archeological Find. Speak Easy. This is just a taste of the treasures you’ll uncover at Cool Tools.

Our Petroglyph designs (also called rock engravings), mirror drawings that are created by removing part of a rock surface by picking, carving, and abrading. Petroglyphs are found world-wide, and are often associated with prehistoric peoples. Our Shaman Rituals texture features designs of Shamanism, a practice that involves reaching altered states of consciousness in order to encounter and interact with the spirit world. Our Speak Easy texture sheet features Deco designs. Deco is a style of design that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s. These Deco designs are marked by stylized forms and geometric designs. Check out the rest here!

Shop over 40 embossing design Jewelry Artist Element sheets today to feed your creative spirit.

May
3

New Antique Molds Are Here!Exclusive and unique, you won’t find these Antique Molds anywhere else.

Egyptian Oasis. Dragon Master. Cast Away. Native Pride. These are just a few of the big, bold and beautiful new molds available this month.

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.

Shop over 400 Antique Molds today and discover our best selection yet.

May
1

Try a variety and pick your favorite! The Cool Tools Carbon Sampler Pack is perfect for every jewelry artist.

Featuring Magic, Coal, and Coconut carbons, the Sampler Pack has everything you need to fire any creation. Each type of carbon offers something unique and comes in a 1/2lb bag. That’s a 1/2lb of coal, 1/2lb of coconut and 1/2lb magic carbon! With the Cool Tools Carbon Sampler Pack, you will get the finish you desire and will never be without the carbon you need.

 Carbon Sampler PackMagic Carbon

Magic Carbon is a wonderfully versatile carbon. Magic Carbon is pre-tested for all brands of bronze, copper and silver clays and fires any thickness in a 2 hour schedule in most kilns. Magic Carbon has the advantage of firing at a lower temperature. The faster firing and the lower temperature puts less demand on the heating elements, giving your elements a longer life than other carbons. Magic Carbon produces an antique patina on bronze and copper clays, which eliminates the need for additional patination.

Coal Carbon

Our Coal Carbon is a coal-based activated carbon firing media. Coal Carbon is specifically designed for use with bronze and brass clays. This carbon will produce a rainbow patina on fired BRONZclay. The patina is unpredictable, but fairly durable. If undesired, it can be burnished and polished to a high shine. Not for use with copper clays.

Coconut Carbon

Coconut Carbon is a coconut-based activated carbon firing media that is formulated for firing bronze, copper, brass and all other types of metal clays. This carbon will produce a clean, satin finish which is fairly durable. Coconut Carbon can also be polished to a high shine or desired finish.

Apr
29

Introducing our new Initial Jewel Stamps featuring full alphabet sets available in multiple font styles.  These new initial New Jewel Stampsdesign sheets include both upper and lower case letters perfect for a variety of jewelry applications. Create centerpieces, pendants, links, and connectors that are personalized to your preference.

Jewel Stamps are crystal clear, designer images made for creating in jewelry clays of all kinds. Impress beautifully designed, laser sharp images in metal clay, polymer clay, porcelain, and other soft clays. Use Jewel Stamps to apply a resist to copper for etching or selective patina, and you can even use them for stamping ink onto bone dry clay for carving.

The Initial Jewel Stamp Collections include all 26 letters and come in a set of 4 sheets.

Jewel Stamps are made of a durable, flexible, washable polymer for years of use when handled properly. Store Jewel Stamps on their provided acrylic sheet with its protective film in place. Keep out of direct sunlight.

Shop our new initial sets today to add your unique mark with a simple touch of a Cool Tools Jewel Stamp.

Apr
26

Brilliant Elegance with Less Investment.

New Copper WireCopper jewelry has become a very popular way to express your artistic vision without breaking the bank. Check out our new Copper Patterned Wire & Strip.

Copper is essential to all living organisms and has anti-bacterial properties, is inexpensive, and is easy to work with.

These copper wire designs can be co-fired in all copper clays and can also be soldered using low temperature silver solder to incorporate with metal stampings, sheet metals, wire, and other materials.

These products are sold by 6″ lengths. Copper can be colored using oxidizing agents, heat, colored pencils, paints, inks, resins, Gilders Paste and other products. Before applying any of these surface treatments, be sure the metal is clean.

Shop our expanded selection of Copper Patterned Wire & Strip today to take advantage of these elegant copper designs at low prices.

 

Apr
18

Who says you can’t have it all?!

The new Art Clay Silver formula provides you the best of all your favorite clays and is available in lump form, syringe, and paste.

This new formula features something from each previous type of clay in the Art Clay family including Art Clay Original, Low Fire and Slow Dry!

The features of the new Art Clay Silver Formula include better workability compared to original formula and 650 formulas and longer working time than original, 650, and 650 Slow Dry formulas.

The new formula only has 8-9% shrinkage, with similar drying times as original and 650 formulas when using applied heat (such as a hair dryer, warmer, or dehydrator).

Take advantage of easier carving and filing in the dry stage. It also offers quicker and simpler reconstitution from dried clay; new formula clay is meant to absorb moisture well.

Reviews are flying in on the new formula and customers have been loving it!

“Love, love, love. I really love the new formula! Will be ordering more this week! It doesn’t dry as quickly and seems to take texture better than the original slow dry formula.

I used my new texture plate I got from Cool Tools on a piece and love the results.”

If you are curious or intrigued, you should try the new formula today. You might be surprised at how easy it is to use.

Apr
15

New Texture Tiles Have ArrivedShop our unique new selection of  versatile Texture Tiles that will be perfect for your next jewelry design.

Texture is an essential element when working with metal clay, and helps you personalize your creations. Don’t miss out on these new embossed and fine line designs.

Our exclusive Texture Tiles measure 2″ x 4″ and are deeply etched for a wide range of depths. Texture Tiles are flexible, washable and can be used with any soft clay, silver clay, bronze clay, polymer, earthen, porcelain, and more.

Use Cool Slip as a release for the cleanest impressions when working with metal clays.

Check out over 200 deeply etched Texture Tile designs today to expand your texture collection.

Apr
3

Anyone you ask who has used these Steel-Backed Photopolymer Plates will tell you they are the best! Steel-Backed Plates come in 8-1/4″ x 11-3/4 sheets and can be cut and customized to fit most any project. Plates can be scored or marked on the back with permanent marker and cut with metal shears. Get the exact size you need.

Steel-Backed Photopolymer Plates offer more support and stability than liquid packs. These plates make it easy to get the textured plate you have always wanted. Steel-Backed Photopolymer Plates are used with the same negative papers as liquid photopolymer, and can be used with photopolymer frames or an acrylic worksurface.

How to use Steel-Back Photopolymer Plates:

Mark and cut down your Photopolymer plate to your desired size. Remove the protective plastic UV covering on the plate before proceeding. Place your photo-negative transparency ink side down on top of your photopolymer plate and place between the frame back and acrylic top.

Exposure:

Exposure time for Steel-Backed Photopolymer Plates can vary depending on depth, design and details. For higher contrast black& white photo-negative designs, expose the plate for 15 minutes to your UV light. For a more detailed or grey-scale, more exposure (2-3 hours) may be required.

Washing Steel-Backed Photopolymer Plates:

After exposure is complete, use a sink or dishpan to wash your design. Using water and a soft brush hold the plate under the water and brush your design. The unexposed polymers will wash away. Continue to brush your design until the plate feels clean and the metal is exposed. Let your plate dry.

Try them out today to get your custom texture!

Apr
1

Choose from our wonderful new selection of Natural Gemstones here at Cool Tools.

Wonderfully shaped, polished and colored, these gems are perfect for creating fine jewelry.

Our new selection of stones features an array of calibrated shapes and sizes that includes Lapis Lazuli, Red and Blue Tiger Eye, new inlay gems and much more.

Adding a Natural Gemstone to your next jewelry project is a sure way to bring sensational color, beauty and radiance to your unique design.

Mar
22

Our extensive Patterned Wire & Strip selection just got bigger! Find your next bold and beautiful brass design.

These stunning patterned brass designs provide an artist with a wide array of possibilities and can be used in so many ways. Check out our huge range of patterns, gauges and styles.

Brass can be colored using oxidizing agents, heat, colored pencils, paints, inks, resins, Gilders Paste and other products. Before applying any of these surface treatments, be sure the metal is clean.

Shop our new selection of Brass Patterned Wire & Strip today to add brilliant detail to your jewelry projects.