Artist’s Concrete from Create Recklessly & Beadsmith!

Written by Diane Rein

Artist's Concrete
While concrete may seem an unlikely material for jewelry, this specially formulated powder creates a final product that is lighter than stone, resin, metal clay or metal. It’s easy to use: just add water and it sets in minutes, cures in about an hour. Artist’s Concrete is versatile and strong: pour it, mold it, tint it, and embed it with virtually anything! Color the concrete with pigments sold separately. There are no toxic odors, and the pigments are non-toxic.

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April 27, 2016

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NEW ImpressArt Products at Cool Tools!

Written by Diane Rein

NEW ImpressArt Products at Cool Tools
SHOP NOW! Ergo-Angle Metal Stamping Hammer – Ergo-Angle™ handle provides ideal positioning for clean, even impressions. Check out these features:
* One pound head provides optimal weight for deep impressions
* Short handle design features multiple holding options for maximum control and comfort
* Brass head provides a soft striking surface eliminating double impressions

Simple Strike Jig – The Simple Strike Jig is designed to help you produce perfect stamped impressions. Simply place the stamp in the jig, hold the jig firmly, and stamp. The jig holds the stamp flush, so you will always achieve an even, clear impression while saving your fingers! Available in 3, 4 and 6mm. Check out these features:
* Protects fingers
* Keeps stamps flush
* Fits 3mm ImpressArt stamps
* Includes 3mm heart design stamp

New Design Stamps – Designed by artists for artists, ImpressArt metal stamps will make a lasting impression on your jewelry.
Designs are precision-cut from carbon tool steel, hardened to last project after project.

Stamp Enamel – ImpressArt’s Stamp Enamel is an acrylic ink used to darken stamped impressions so that your design will be clearly seen.

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April 20, 2016

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New Video!

Written by Diane Rein

Create Large Bead Caps by Valerie Bealle
Create Large Bead Caps by Valerie Bealle

Valerie Bealle, Metal Clay Artist and Instructor from Long Island, New York visited the Cool Tools studio to demonstrate how to create cylinder bead caps and end caps using PMC Flex. Watch the video below as Valerie uses the natural shrinkage rate of metal clay to her advantage as she properly sizes bead caps to fit a string of beads perfectly.

WATCH VIDEO HERE

April 15, 2016

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NEW Polymer Clay Products…

Written by Diane Rein

NEW Polymer Clay Products
Check out our new arrivals:
* Helen Breil Silk Screens
* Liquitex Acrylic Paints
* Sculpey Silk Screen Kit
* Squeegee’s
Beautiful silk screen patterns from Helen Breil work perfectly with our New Liquitex heavy body acrylic paints. Don’t forget the squeegee! Also check out the Sculpey Silk Screen Kit that includes Gold and Silver paint. Perfect for beginners. Check out Helen Breils video for inspiration on each product page.

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April 13, 2016

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20% off – Cool Slip * Patina Gel * SLIK!

Written by Diane Rein

20% off - Cool Slip  *  Patina Gel *  SLIKToday through April 11th, Save 20% off Cool Tools Patina Gel, Cool Slip and SLIK.

Cool Tools Patina Gel is liver of sulfur in a stabilized gel form. Not only is it the most convenient, easiest way to use liver of sulfur, but amazingly it does not degrade in light and air the way dry and liquid liver of sulfur does.

Spray Cool Slip on textures and tools before use for crisp, stick-free impressions. Use as a spray or brush on. Non-toxic and non-reactive. Perfect for Metal Clay.

Cool Tools Slik is the balm made just for metal clay. It’s smooth and silky, not sticky like olive-oil based balms. Made from all natural ingredients like pure soy, almond and aloe, Slik works like magic on hands, textures, tools, work surfaces, polymer molds and rubber stamps.

No Promo Code Needed. Order today – Offer ends Monday, April 11th at midnight CDT.
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April 8, 2016

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This weekend only

Written by Diane Rein

Free Cool Tools Studio Apron
Free Cool Tools Studio Apron….with orders over $75.00!
This weekend only, with all orders of $75.00 or more, receive a heavy duty cotton denim studio apron with the Cool Tools Logo… a $19.95 value… for free! With 2 handy pockets, this apron is heavy enough to withstand the rigors of studio work, whether you are sawing, sanding, soldering, pickling, or pulling hot items out of your kiln – This apron is sure to be your new favorite garment while working in your studio! Apron measures: approximately 28″ wide x 36″ length.

Enter Code: “APRON” in the coupon code box during checkout.
Offer ends April 4, 2016 at midnight CDT. SHOP HERE

April 1, 2016

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New Video!

Written by Diane Rein

Taking Antique Molds to the Next Level
Taking Antique Molds to the Next Level
by Valerie Bealle

Valerie Bealle, Metal Clay Artist and Instructor transforms a detailed pendant made from silver metal clay using one of our Antique Molds. She enhances it with gold plating, adds cubic zirconias and patina. To complete the look, Valerie frames it with a decorative twisted rope edge made from PMC Flex.

Visit Valerie’s website: valeriebealledesigns.com

March 31, 2016

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Free Shipping this Weekend!

Written by Diane Rein

Free Shipping this Weekend
Now til Monday… Take advantage of FREE shipping. Stock up on the tools and supplies you need to keep creating! No minimum purchase amount required. All 50 U.S. states are eligible for free shipping. Enter the code: “MARCH” in the coupon code box during checkout. **Don’t forget to choose Free Shipping for the Shipping Method after entering the code. Not valid on International orders.

ORDER TODAY – free shipping ends Monday, March 28th at midnight.

March 25, 2016

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