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Get more real estate out of smaller spaces with none of the drawbacks with the new Round Ceramic Firing Vessel.
At only 4″ tall, this round ceramic firing vessel is perfect for smaller firing boxes such as the Paragon Firefly and E9A, and the 6″ diameter offers plenty of firing real estate. Use with all types of metal clay that require a carbon firing.
The high temperature ceramic material assures the inside of the kiln stays clean while allowing plenty of air circulation for reliable firings.
The ceramic vessel offers mess-free carbon firing. The long-lasting, high temperature ceramic material is hotter inside than metal containers because the ceramic is porous. More oxygen gets in a ceramic container allowing for a lower firing temperature.
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Cool Tools can be your new go-to place for learning all kinds of Metal Clay jewelry techniques. If you haven’t already visited Cool Tools Learning Center you might want to head on over and view some of these great worthwhile videos.
At Cool Tools you’ll find several different types of technique videos to enhance your jewelry making skills. From Metal Clay Techniques, such as how to condition Bronze Clay to Metal Clay Ring Sizing, we offer the best advise and insights into creating quality pieces of jewelry. The Learning Center is such a great way to improve your jewelry making skills. Learn about Making and Using Bronze Clay Paste or making and using flexible Clay too. Our simple videos are clear and easy to understand so that you can master skills and concepts of each technique such as rehydrating BRONZclay and Silicone Mold Making. Cool Tools wants you to be the best jeweler you can be and have the most fun possible, learn a new technique today by visiting the Cool Tools Learning Center.
One of the best resources to turn to for techniques and inspiration in metal clay are videos and books. Cool Tools provides you with the best selection of jewelry making Books & DVDs around. Whether you are looking to learn a new jewelry making technique or you want a book of inspiring projects you can follow along and make, our selection of Books and DVDs offers something for every style.
Learn the techniques and skills you’ll need to become the jewelry artist you’ve always wanted to become with help from our hand-selected collection of jewelry making videos & DVDs. Find a ton of helpful information, lessons, and techniques. Learn from experts and inspired designers just by picking up a book or DVD and you’ll soon be handcrafting more beautiful jewelry and wearable art.
A truly unique and advantageous part of our Cool Tools site is the valuable information we provide to beginners and advanced metal clay artists. Mardel Rein delivers an expansive learning center full of detailed information to get you started on Metal Clay artistry.
The Cool Tools learning center provides resources, inspiration and expert advice on metal clay and jewelry making in silver, gold and bronze. We have video workshops featuring free, on-demand video libraries that give step-by-step instructions on making jewelry. Plus, we have detailed downloadable projects and product PDFs to help get off to a great start in Metal Clay.
Working with Metal Clay is much like working with any other clay, the only difference is, it’s way more rewarding! Mold and shape, etch and manipulate this wonderful clay anyway you want. The real magic happens once this metal clay is heated, all that remains is pure solid metal jewelry.
Metal Clay essentially consists of metal and organic binder. Metal Clay can be used to create pieces of art and jewelry, and is perfect where small detail is needed. Heating metal clay at a high temperature results in pure silver, bronze, copper or gold Metal.
There are many benefits to using Metal Clay for various jewelry making projects. Metal Clay makes working with Metal unbelievably easy, you’re working with metal in a way that was until recent years impossible. Metal Clay allows you to add intricate detail thanks to a slight shrinking that happens during the firing process. There are also various ways of heating the Metal Clay to achieve your finished product. You can add color, different textures and create a truly unique piece of jewelry with Metal Clay. Try out Metal Clay for yourself and discover the fun and resourcefulness of it.