Artist Project Series: Gordon K. Uyehara

Written by Rhonda Rein

gordonring_1We are delighted to support and introduce “The Artist Project Series” by Creative Fire. This series will feature 12 artists over the next year or so. Each artist will let us observe into their studio while they create a piece of art using EZ960™ Sterling Silver Clay.

The first featured artist is Gordon Uyehara from Honolulu, Hawaii. Gordon has created a beautiful and intricate Pangolin ring, while showing his process step by step.

To view this process and an interview with Gordon Uyehara by UK artist Julia Rai, click here.

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October 13, 2016

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What’s in the Woods?

Written by Diane Rein

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Here at Cool Tools there’s a wide variety of wildlife surrounding us. Here’s our local pair of Sandhill Cranes out for a stroll with their new colts. Baby Sandhill cranes are called colts because of their long, strong, well-developed legs. Video / Shop. Last Day..Spend $25.00 and get FREE Scratch Foam.

June 6, 2016

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Spend $25.00 and get FREE Scratch Foam

Written by Diane Rein

Spend $25.00 and get FREE Scratch Foam
Spend $25.00 or more and get free scratch foam! Perfect for making your own unique texture. Enter Code: “SCRATCH” in the coupon code box during checkout. Watch our video on how to use this versatile product. Offer ends June 6, 2016 at Midnight CDT.
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June 3, 2016

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New Video!

Written by Diane Rein

Setting Small Gemstones in Silver Metal Clay
Setting Small Gemstones in Silver Metal Clay by Valerie Bealle

Valerie Bealle, Metal Clay Artist and Instructor demonstrates three different methods to set small cubic zirconia in silver metal clay. In this video she uses PMC Flex along with 2mm cubic zirconias. Flex clay stays soft and pliable longer than other silver metal clay and allows the artist to make multiple bezel settings without the clay cracking and drying out.

Watch Video Here

May 18, 2016

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Free “Deco” Bail Templates with your $50.00 Order!

Written by Diane Rein

Free Deco Bail Templates with your $50.00 OrderENDS SOON!!!
New Designs …..get 2 Bail Templates Free!
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Enter Coupon Code: “BAIL”

Today through May 16th, spend $50.00 or more and get two free Cool Tools Jewelry Shape Art Deco Bail Templates! These unique templates include fun edges for more design options. These larger size bail templates are great for base metal clays or larger projects in silver and gold.

May 13, 2016

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25% off – Jumbo Rolling Frames * Large Clayboard Work Surfaces * 11″ Rollers

Written by Diane Rein

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Think Big – Work Big!

Enter Coupon Code: “ROLL”

Today through May 2nd Save 25% on our Jumbo Clay Thickness Rolling Frames, 9″ x 9″ Non-stick Rolling Surface and our 11″ Ultimate Non-Stick Roller.

Jumbo Rolling Frames:
Cool Tools Jumbo Rolling Frames make rolling metal and polymer clay easy! Each template is numbered to correspond to the number of cards in thickness they represent. Outside dimensions are 8-1/2″ x 8-5/8″
Clayboard Non-Stick Work Surface:
Our 9″ x 9″ Clayboard work surface offers a smooth Teflon surface that metal clay won’t stick to. The board features non-skid feet so your work is up off the table and the board stays where you put it. The tough Teflon surface can be used for rolling and assembly.
11″ Ultimate Non-stick Roller:
The perfect size for our 9″ x 9″ work surface and Rolling Frames
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April 29, 2016

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Free Shipping this Weekend!

Written by Diane Rein

Free Shipping this Weekend
SHOP HERE! 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: “FREESHIP” in the coupon code box during checkout.

**Don’t forget to choose Free Shipping for the Shipping Method after entering the code.

Order today – free shipping ends Monday, April 25th at midnight. Not valid on International orders. SHOP HERE!

April 22, 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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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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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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