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Feb
2

Local Metalsmith, Artist and Instructor, Terri McCarthy
Cold Connecting Textured Metal by Terri McCarthy - Get Inspired!

Local Metalsmith, Artist and Instructor, Terri McCarthy visited Cool Tools and filmed jewelry making techniques for an upcoming series of Cool Tools tutorials. The series of new videos will cover several types of soldering, working with textured metal and cold connections. On Thursday, February 4, we’ll release the first of these new instructional videos on cooltools.us and our YouTube channel. Visit Terri’s website here: http://www.terrimccarthystudios.net/

Jan
25

How To Highlight - Miniature book

How To Highlight – Miniature book

Miniature books and lockets can make the most beautiful and intricate jewelry. Adding your own personal touch to the pages in your book can really personalize your designs. In this project, learn to make a spiral book pendant, and see how this advanced technique can set your jewelry designs apart from all the rest.

Check it out here: http://ow.ly/XvcIQ

Jan
22

20% Off Cool Tools Antique Molds

20% Off Cool Tools Antique Molds!

Today through January 25th, all Cool Tools Antique Molds are 20% Off! Made from 100% silicone mold material that does not stick to clay of any kind, our antique molds are hand crafted from the original element which gives a perfect impression. These molds are a great way to own the beauty of a collectible without the investment of buying the original. Sized just right for jewelry components and Made in the USA by great people employed by Cool Tools.

Enter Code: “MOLD” in the coupon code box during checkout. Offer ends January 25, 2016.

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Jan
20

New Gemstones

More New Natural Gemstones are here!

This release includes Spider web Jasper, Butterfly Agate, Pink Tourmaline, Cripple Creek, Red Zebra and Carrasite and Spider web Jasper. Choose from earring sets, freeform, drilled pendants and more! Each image is the individual stone you will receive. Pick the perfect gem for your next project! SHOP NOW! http://ow.ly/XhINb

Jan
15

FREE Metal Clay Book! Making Silver Jewelry the Easy Way

FREE Metal Clay Book! Making Silver Jewelry the Easy Way.
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Jan
13

beautiful cubic zirconia

New Larger Sizes! Hundreds of Cubic Zirconias!

We have expanded our collection of beautiful cubic zirconia to include larger sizes. Whether you are working in metal clay or using traditional fabrication or casting methods, we have what you need. Featuring Pears up to 15mm x 18mm, Round 10mm – 16mm and Triangle up to 14mm’s. These stunning gemstones will make any creation sparkle. The possibilities are endless!

Shop now to be the first to get these beautiful treasures!

SHOP NOW! http://ow.ly/WZYLV

Dec
30

New-Metal-Clay-Molds

More Antique Molds… 20 New Beautiful Designs!

Add more new designs to your collection!
Choose patterns like: Checkered Past, Nice Nouveau, Starlight Palm and Royal Garden. Use them for centerpieces, accents, components or texture.
We have over 600 beautiful Antique Molds to choose from. Shop today! http://ow.ly/Wqu9Z

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.

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.

Aug
23

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.