Monthly Archives: July 2012

New Mayan Hieroglyphic Texture Designs!

Five breathtaking new sets of embossed Jewelry Artist Element sheets have just arrived at Cool Tools.

Mayan Script has attracted people for centuries with beautiful and complex pictorial style. Our new designs feature stunning symbols of ancient calendar, prophecy, royalty and more.

The embossed designs produce raised images that  give the illusion of repousse and work beautifully with patinas and surface embellishments. These beautiful texture sheets feature designs that are perfect for making many different jewelry components such as connectors, links, pendants, bails and more.

Get these beautiful Mayan designs today to add sophistication and culture to your next jewelry project and start experiencing limitless design possibilities.

June’s Review Winner is Here

Congratulations to Neda Heeter, the winner of the Cool Tools Random Review Contest. Neda has won a $100 gift certificate for reviewing the Cool Tools Patina Gel she purchased. Neda gave the Patina Gel a top 5-Star rating and called it ” Easy to Use”.

Neda was excited and told us a little about herself:

Making jewelry is a very, very new hobby for me.  I took one class this spring in Clay Jewelry at our local museum- The Vero Beach Museum of Art- with an excellent teacher, Linda Kline. Unfortunately, there were not enough students signed up for the next set of classes (I live in a seasonal community) so they were suspended until November. I can’t wait for them to resume so I can continue my adventure.

I am not an “artist” but I love jewelry and I had been several times encouraged to try my hand at this class. I had finished a difficult year with the illness and subsequent death of my mom as well as having just completed the second of chairing a major fundraising event for the Homeless Family Center in our town. It felt like a good time to explore a new hobby.

While my “creations” are not particularly unique or special, I find the process extremely relaxing.

Winning the June random drawing was quite a surprise. The gift certificate will help me buy more materials for my new hobby.

Thank you Cool Tools for my $100 gift certificate. I can’t wait to use it.

Attached is a photo of me from my 60th birthday party which I celebrated by holding a party for all the residents of the Homeless Family Center. I’m wearing earrings that I made.


After every purchase, you have the opportunity to review your products. Your reviews help fellow jewelry artists better understand the products we offer. You can review any product by simply going to the product page and clicking “write a review”. Each review gives you an entry into our review contest. A winner is selected every month! Help us congratulate Neda this month.

Save 15%! July 20 – 23: All Cool Tools Brand Products

Get more for less! This weekend only, save 15% on all our popular Cool Tools Brand Products.

This is your chance to get your favorites like Antique Molds, Rolling Frames, Jewelry Shape Templates and more, all at discounted prices.

Enter the coupon code: “SAVE15” in the coupon code box during checkout. Order now! This fantastic offer is only available this weekend.

Retail only. Not valid with any other offer. Coupon code must be entered online at checkout within qualifying dates.

Offer ends 7/23/12 at 11:59pm CST. Offer only applies to Cool Tools Brand Products.

July’s Survey Winner

Congratulations to Phyllis Cutcher, the winner of the July Cool Tools Survey Contest. Phyllis has won a $100 gift certificate simply for offering us her thoughts.

Phyllis was excited and told us a little about herself:

“You could have knocked me over with a feather when I read the email. I never win anything so this was a great surprise.

I have been a silversmith for 65 years and am so addicted to it, that my husband has threatened to send me to rehab with Brittany Spears!  I studied at the University of Minnesota under Phillip Morton whom you probably never heard of. He wrote an excellent textbook on silversmithing a long time ago. I started working with PMC about 8 years ago and have combined that technique with traditional silversmithing for some unique looks. I mostly make neckwear, earrings  and very rarely bracelets and rings. Back in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, I did a lot of shows and won quite a few awards. My work was also in galleries around the country and in Saks 5th Avenue in Newport Beach and Dallas. I also taught silversmithing for many years when I lived in Denver.

I am looking forward to doing more business with you and keep up the good work!

Phyllis Cutcher”

After every purchase, you receive an email asking you to take a survey. Your thoughts help us improve as a company and better understand your needs. Each month, we select a winner and the next one could be you! Help us congratulation Phyllis this month, and keep offering us your thoughts!

Brilliant Colors and Bright Ideas: New Sculpey Polymer Clay!

93 eye-catching colors of Sculpey III, Premo! and Premo! Accent clays are here offering easy workability with amazing detail.

Versatile, pliable, and simple to work with, polymer clay offers limitless design possibilities to heighten your creative potential.

Polymer clay is also a wonderful way to explore designs without risking your precious metal clay. Work out your designs in this clay before executing in metal clay. Bake and use as a mold. Use with your metal clay to brighten up your designs.

Add Polymer Clay to your jewelry projects and express yourself with a wonderful rainbow of colors.

Check out Liz Hall’s Jewelry Design Gallery page for some inspiration on how to  make amazing jewelry using polymer clay!

The Texture Tile family grows!

20 sophisticated and inspiring new textures are here for all types of clays including metal clay, polymer, ceramic, porcelain and more.

Our new Texture Tiles feature fine line and embossed designs in floral, nature, geometric, and ethnic patterns.

Our exclusive Texture Tiles measure 2″ x 4″and are deeply etched for a wide range of depths. Texture Tiles are flexible, washable and can be used with any soft clay: silver clay, bronze clay, polymer, earthen, porcelain, etc. Use Cool Slip as a release for the cleanest impressions when working with metal clays.

Cool Tools offers an irresistible selection of the hottest textures for jewelry artists.

Happy 4th of July! Free Shipping 7/2 – 7/4

This 4th of July holiday, enjoy FREE SHIPPING on all online orders store-wide!

No Minimum purchase amount required. All international customers get $5 off their shipping costs.

Enter the code: “FIREWORK” in the coupon code box during checkout. Order today – free shipping ends 7/4 at midnight.

Free shipping applies to online retail orders shipped to all 50 U.S. states and is sent via UPS Ground or USPS at our option. Code must be entered at checkout to qualify and placed online within qualifying dates. Kilns excluded to HI & AK.

Free Shipping ends 7/4/12 at 11:59pm CST.