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Karen Trexler

Learning Curve: Enameling, Alcohol Ink and Resin on Fine Silver

My mother’s 60th birthday was coming up, so I wanted to create a necklace for her, with a sentimental meaning. My plan was to create a pendant shaped as a cloud out of fine silver, with the words “Sweet Dreams x60” located on the back side. The cloud was to be enameled white on the …

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Testing: Silver Clay Bodies, Glycerin & Delicate Element Textures

We have recently come out with a new Cool Tools brand product, called Delicate Element Textures. These silicone textures are specially designed to create beautiful, delicate designs using very small amounts of clay. The Delicate Element Textures have been advertised to work only with FS999™ Fine Silver Clay and EZ960® Sterling Silver Clay, as we …

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Delicate Element Textures

We are SUPER excited about a new Cool Tools Brand Product, called Delicate Element Textures. This a new product as of October, 2018. Made from silicone, these textures are specially designed to create beautiful, delicate designs using very small amounts of clay. Create intricate and lightweight elements individually or combine them to make more elaborate …

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Artist Project Series: Nesting Ring by Tracey Spurgin

Cool Tools is proud to continue our support for the Artist Project Series with Creative Fire.  UK Jewelry Artist, Tracey Spurgin has created this detailed, stunning Nesting Ring using EZ960® Sterling Silver Metal Clay.  Because EZ960 is a sterling silver alloy, one of its best attributes is its post firing strength. This inherent strength makes EZ960 …

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MCAS 2018

Metal Clay Artists Symposium • August 23-26, 2018 This exciting 4-day event, at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art (SSVA), features the most innovative workshop leaders in a creative environment, sharing inspiration, techniques, and cutting-edge technology with the metal clay community through hands-on workshops, breakout sessions, free Technique Discovery Workshops, Meet and Greet opportunities, a month-long …

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