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!

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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.

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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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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

Gold Plating Technique by Valerie Bealle
Gold Plating Technique by Valerie Bealle
Valerie Bealle, Metal Clay Artist and Instructor from Long Island, New York visited the Cool Tools studio to demonstrate how to add 24K gold plating to fine silver. In this video Valerie accents a pendant that was created using PMC Flex and one of our popular antique molds. WATCH HERE

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Artist Statement:
I have spent most of my life in a love affair with craft. My journey started when, as a child, I learned to crochet. After many doilies and two children, I graduated to creating wearable art in free form crochet. Along the way I learned to spin yarn, weave cloth, and to dye anything in sight. I started a business, “North Shore Weavers” that supplied the interior design industry with hand woven custom sofa throws, wall hangings and pillows. A serious shoulder injury ended my weaving days but my hands would not be denied. I had always liked to include beads in my crochet and weaving, so there was a natural progression to jewelry design.

It was at this point that I discovered a relatively new product called “metal clay”. It seemed like magic. I could take a lump of this clay-like substance, form it, dry it and fire it in a kiln and come away with a piece of jewelry made of pure silver. As soon as possible, I got my certification as a metal clay instructor from PMC Connection and have been teaching ever since. I love the freedom that this material offers. I can create jewelry in fine (pure) silver, sterling (92.5%) silver, copper, bronze and various other metals.

I am especially influenced by the beautiful stones that nature provides, textile designs from the bronze age, the world of high fashion and, of course, nature.

March 29, 2016

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Leave A Lasting Impression

Written by Diane Rein

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.

February 18, 2011

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Getting All the Right Metal Clay Tools

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When working with Metal Clay it is essential that you have the proper tools at hand. Creating with Metal Clay is fun and easy, but certain Metal Clay Tools are necessary to complete the job. Discover the joy of using Metal Clay and make sure you have all of the proper Metal Clay tools at hand for creating beautiful pieces of jewelry.

We know that in order to create the perfect piece of jewelry requires a good knowledge of techniques and very practical tools. Choose from Stone Setting, Texture, Shape & Design Tools and even Work Surfaces & Rollers for working with Metal Clay. All of our Metal Clay Tools are guaranteed to help you finish your project with as much simplicity as possible. We carry Anti-Stick Products, Keum Boo, Molds & Forms and even Work Surfaces & Rollers. Our Metal Clay Tool Kits are perfect for beginners who need to dive straight into the Jewelry making process. Find all the right Metal Clay Tools right here at Cool Tools.

October 13, 2010

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