May’s Random Review Winner Is Here

Written by Diane Rein

Congratulations to Pat Sorlien, the winner of the Cool Tools Random Review Contest for May! Pat has won a $100 Cool Tools gift certificate simply for reviewing a product she purchased.

Pat reviewed a Cool Tools Leaves and Tendrils Texture Tile and said: “Love, love, love. This sheet has become my go-to #1 resource. I am even using it for ring bands: so lovely with bronze clay when it turns green!” Pat was excited about winning and told us a little about herself:

“Thank you so much!!! I am very excited to have been drawn to win this shopping spree. Attached is a photo of me in my shop, plus a few other photos of projects I’ve made with Cool Tools products.

One photo shows a necklace I made with the Leaves and Tendrils pattern impressed into the bronze clay background. I even cut out two of the largest leaves and pasted them on top of the piece for additional texture. Also, I’ve included some other pieces made from your bronze clay, one using one of your antique molds (another personal favorite). I love opening the carbon pan after firing and seeing the beautiful colors, always a surprise and a wonderful treat!!!

As for the ring, I found a drinking glass which had the bug as a detail… (always looking for textures etc). I used Cool Tools Mega Mold to create a mold and this is also one of my favorites. I get lots of compliments on this ring, and people love the Leaves and Tendrils band.

This is my story: 6 yrs ago after a bout with breast cancer (after surgery) I decided to finally do what had been one of my dreams, creating jewelry. I went looking for books, then found Cool Tools on the web, watched Mardel, and fell in love with her video tutorials (another favorite). I’ve learned so much from her and I am constantly watching for new tips and techniques. She is so calm and precise, also I love her name.

You can see from the picture of me that I am into it all: love pounding metal, sawing, piercing, and using heat to create patina, (soldering is sometimes challenging). However metal clay is such a wonderful medium, I love forming, embossing and carving and especially enjoy pre finishing (its like weeding your garden).

Mostly I love creating something beautiful… with all your help!


Thank you Cool Tools!”

After every purchase, you receive an email asking you to review the product you purchased. Your reviews offer fellow jewelry artists insight to the products they are purchasing. You can go to any product page, scroll down to the bottom, and click on “Write a Review”.

The more products you review, the better your chances to win. A winner is selected every month.

Keep reviewing products and help us congratulate Pat this month!

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June 6, 2012

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