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Feb
18

Introducing our new expanded selection of Metal Design Stamps. Over 100 new stamps to design and impress in your metal clay and jewelry projects.

All of our Design Stamps (punches) are made from heat-treated tool grade steel and are a great way to add unique designs and impressions to your jewelry projects. Our new selection offers hundreds of designs, symbols, patterns, shapes, and emblems to choose from.

To work successfully with Design Stamps and punches, place the metal you want to stamp on a hardened steel bench block. The bench block must be on a firm flat surface. Do not use a sand bag or any other padding below. The bench block needs to rest directly on a flat hard surface. Hold the punch perfectly straight. Use a 16 oz utility hammer to hit the end of the stamp. Ideally the impression should be made with one blow so practice on copper until you’ve got it.

Find all the tools you need to inspire right here from Cool Tools.

Feb
10

Congratulations to Nancy Graves, our winner of the $200 Cool Tools Gift Certificate Contest!

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!

Feb
4

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.

Jan
28

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.

Jan
21

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.

Oct
20

Creating your own jewelry has never been easier! Metal Clay allows unlimited possibilities and gives jewelers the edge in shaping and making their own unique ideas reality. Start up a new hobby today, or master a technique all from the comfort of your own home when you choose Metal Clay for creating your very own jewelry.

Cool Tools gives you all the tools, resources and materials for creating your very own unique Metal Clay Jewelry. Learn how to create specific Metal Clay Projects or learn new jewelry making techniques at the Cool Tools Learning Center. Create Metal Clay Necklaces, Bracelets, Pendants, Earrings and more. Learn how to create all these fun projects by visiting out Learning Center. At the Learning Center you’ll find videos for how to create such unique ideas like a Copper Layered Necklace, as well as beautiful pendant projects like the Roll Over Pendant and the Drop Grid Pendant. The Learning Center also features downloadable projects and instructional videos. At Cool Tools we want to provide you with all you’ll need to become a skilled jewelry maker, so start something new today. To get started purchase a Metal Clay Kit, or find a downloadable project and order all the right supplies. Good luck!