Posts Tagged ‘creating jewelry’
Congratulations to Laura Jensen from Fort St. John, British Columbia, February’s Random Review Winner! Laura has won a $100 Cool Tools Gift Certificate for reviewing some sanding pads that she purchased from us! Each Random Review Winner gets their choice of Metal Clay or a Gift Certificate!
Laura shared photos of her work, told us a little about herself, and was very excited to have been selected!
Here’s a little about me:
My grandfather was a diamond appraiser and jeweler in the ‘burbs of Toronto in the 1950′s. When I was born much later, I spent my visits sneaking down into his basement shop to quietly watch him across the tall expanse of his battered work station. Making. Creating. Inspiring.
That’s where this really began for me and though I’ve graduated from pony-beads, gimp and Fimo, to PMC, fine silver and gemstones, the love and desire to create something different and beautiful has never wavered. You’ll find me with a fresh brewed pot of tea, sitting across the expanse of my battered work desk with at least five Cool Tools products in reach. I may never inspire as my Grandfather did, but I’m always making and creating.”
The top photo is a pair of Emerald Earrings made with Silver Clay. The bottom photo shows a forged necklace Laura made using our fine silver wire. We hope Laura’s work provides everyone with some inspiration!
Every time you purchase a product from Cool Tools you are asked to review and offer us your opinion of the product. Your reviews help us improve our products and keep fellow jewelry artists informed about tested products! A Random Review Winner is selected every month! The more items you review, the more entries you get and more chances to win!
Keep reviewing products and help us congratulate Laura!
Congratulations to Rosemary Mancillas, the winner of February’s Survey Drawing! Rosemary has won a $100 Cool Tools Gift Certificate simply for taking our survey.
After making a purchase at Cool Tools, we send out a survey so you can let us know how your experience was. The survey is short and easy to complete with a few clicks. Every time you offer us your opinions by taking our survey, you are automatically entered in to a drawing for a $100 Cool Tools Gift Certificate. We select a winner every month. The next winner could be you! We appreciate the insight and are always looking to improve our site and your purchasing experience.
Introducing our new downloadable project guide available in our Learning Center for free - The Royal Treatment Pendant.
The Royal Treatment Pendant features a bezel set faceted stone with sterling gallery wire and fine silver clay. It is easily modified for any type of metal clay and adds a touch of sophistication and royalty to your designs.
The Royal Treatment Pendant was designed by our official Project Designer – Lisa Barth. Lisa’s work is featured in our Jewelry Design Gallery and has now joined the Cool Tools team to help inspire others to create beautiful jewelry. Lisa Barth is a wire jewelry artist and metal clay instructor from Atlanta, Georgia. She teaches wire artistry and metal clay and draws her inspiration for her designs from the stone she is using.
Lisa uses a bezel set faceted stone with Sterling Gallery Wire. The texture on the Royal Treatment Pendant was made using our Jewelry Artist Elements Texture and cut out using a Jewelry Shape Template. This particular piece was made from Art Clay, but the project can be easily modified for any type of metal clay.
Find this project and many more available right here at Cool Tools. Keep an eye out for more free projects and many more to come from our new Project Designer, Lisa Barth.
Start getting the professional results you desire, and as always:
Learn. Create. Inspire.
Cool Tools is proud to announce our new Creative Rewards program for Cool Tools customers! With Cool Tools Creative Rewards you earn rewards points on every purchase you make. You’ll receive points based on your total product purchase amount. Your account will be automatically credited with one point for every dollar you spend (not including shipping and taxes). With Cool Tools Creative Rewards it’s easy to get rewarded for your creativity!
Cool Tools now offers an amazing rewards programs to go along with our Free Shipping on all orders over $150. Add in our FREE project guides, how-to videos, and jewelry making articles, to go along with all the tools, resources, and expert advice you need, you’ll come up with the best place to shop for your next creation.
Get rewarded for your creativity.
In January, a survey was available which automatically entered survey takers into a random drawing to win a $200 Cool Tools Gift Certificate. We got an amazing response from our loyal customers and loved reading all the comments. Nancy is our lucky winner this month!
Nancy was excited to hear she had won for answering 5 easy questions and wrote us; “Thank you so very much for the $200 gift certificate. You have certainly made my day!!!! I am very excited about the gift certificate and I used it toward a purchase I made for more clay. Thank you sooooo much again!”
Nancy teaches three jewelry classes and two painting classes a week at Hill Institute in Florence, Ma. She has been married 44 years and has two children and five grandchildren. We hope Nancy will keep inspiring her students to create beautiful art and jewelry and are glad the Cool Tools Gift Certificate went to good use.
Nancy submitted photos of her work featuring a necklace she created with silver clay, a Texture Tile and a lavender teardrop CZ purchased from Cool Tools. The bottom photo is a picture of Nancy wearing earrings made from silver clay with an opal drop.
Here at Cool Tools, we are always interested in what you have to say. We take pride in offering the best products, selection and customer service and will continue rewarding our customers for their inspiration and participation in our community.
Keep an eye out for more surveys and more chances to win!
Introducing our all new selection of Stringing Materials for your unique metal clay and jewelry creations. Pendant Necklaces. Organza. Leather Cord. Coated Cable. Jewelry Wire. Neck Wire. Velvet Cord. Everything a jewelry artist needs.
Our all new Pendant Necklaces offer unique ways to display your custom jewelry elements. Find new braided, ringed, webbed and turn-around Pendant Necklaces featured in an array of colors. The Pendant Necklaces offer fast and easy ways to string your jewelry.
Organza offers beauty and class to the jewelry it’s added to. Our all new selection of Organza Ribbon is available is several colors and come in spools or assorted colored packs.
Leather Cord offers strength and durability when added to jewelry projects. Our new selection of Leather Cord features several new colors in assorted color packs with lobster clasps attached. Find Greek Leather Cord available in natural, black, and brown.
Coated Cable is fast and customizable for finishing your jewelry projects right. Our selection of Coated Cable comes in several assorted color packs and clear. Our Coated Cable can be sized to fit any jewelry piece and come with screw clasps.
Jewelry Wire features stringing material for any project. Find Jewelry Wire with 1-5 Strands linking to the clasp. Our Neck Wire, available in silver and gold, are perfect for sliders and create an instant fit to any jewelry element.
Velvet Cord offers the comfort of velvet with the versatility of other stringing materials. Our new Velvet Cords come with a silver base lobster clasp and chain extentions to fit any project.
Bring any jewelry making project together fast and easy with help from our new selection of Stringing Materials right here from Cool Tools.
Creative Metal is a new line of products that offers custom tools and metals for endless possibilities. Our Creative Metal products are one of a kind. The unique and decorative soft metals, available in brass and copper, allow inspiration to take hold and can be embossed, detailed, antiqued, adhered to various surfaces, and used as texture for metal clay. These metals are available in rolls and sheets in various sizes. There is no limit to what you can create using these workable metals as an open canvas.
Creative Metal also offers a variety of custom tools for texturing, engraving, forming, and stamping. The rolling tools easily help create unique and custom texture to fit your metal designs. The texturing tools are versatile. They can be used on any type of metal clay or any other soft and pliable metals.
Creative Metal also offers custom designed texture sheets. These unique designs can be used just about anywhere. The design sheets feature checkerboards, bricks, grids, floral patterns, geometric designs, Celtic symbols, Victorian inspiration, cobblestone patterns, Vines, Hearts and much more. These designs are available in several sizes and styles.
Starter Kits are available featuring what you’ll need to start creating today. Creative Metal is also sold individually allowing you to customize your order to your design needs.
Get creative with your metal right here from Cool Tools.
Cool Tools Patina Gel is a unique stabilized form of liver of sulfur formulated by a metal clay artist, for a metal clay artist. Patina Gel is not only the most convenient and easy way to use liver of sulfur but amazingly it does not degrade in light and air the way the old fashioned lump form does. Cool Tools Patina Gel is stable so even if the container is left open the gel remains fresh.
Cool Tools Patina Gel is a tested product with proven results. Jewelry Artists are discovering the benefits of Cool Tools Patina Gel and Art Bead Scene writes “It’s a dream come true!” The Cool Tools unique Patina Gel chemistry makes it non-flammable and safe for international shipping. It mixes quickly and easily in water, or it can be brushed on full strength directly from the bottle. Cool Tools Patina Gel is economical. Use only what you need. No more digging for the right sized chunk or wasting pieces that are too large. No more throwing out a whole container because the lid was not on just right. Patina Gel is always fresh and always ready to use. Just a few drops are all you need for a batch of patina solution.
The convenience and long life of Cool Tools Patina Gel speaks for itself. Patina Gel oxidizes just like any other sulfur-based oxidizing agent, but it has an extended shelf life, lasting years, even uncovered. Cool Tools Patina Gel is not only a stable form of liver of sulfur but saves you time and money while delivering fantastic results.
As the largest manufacturer of metal clay tools in the United States, Cool Tools has had a long history of developing and refining innovative products. Known worldwide as a leader in creativity and productivity tools for jewelry artists, Cool Tools has created an instant staple in Cool Tools Patina Gel Stabilized Liver of Sulfur. Patina Gel is an example of taking a difficult and inconvenient task and making it simple and easy to use, something Cool Tools works at every day. Cool Tools Patina Gel offers you the ability to get any finish you desire on silver and any other metal clay.
Cool Tools offers FREE patina videos showing you tips, tricks, hints, shortcuts and expert advice. The Learning Center also features FREE down-loadable instructions on how to use Cool Tools Patina Gel as well as A Jewelry Artists Guide to Liver of Sulfur Patinas with unique patina recipes. Discover the difference that Cool Tools Patina Gel can make on your jewelry making projects.