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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Nothing beats the strength and shine of sterling silver, but sometimes, the firing schedules for PMC Sterling can be somewhat difficult. Combining PMC3 and PMC Sterling results in a new clay type that offers the best of both worlds. In this tool demo, learn how making PMC 960 is the perfect solution for strength and simple firing.
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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.
Riveting and creating cold connections is a unique technique that adds a beautiful and raw look to your jewelry projects. However, drilling holes, and flaring rivets can be challenging and time consuming. In this tool demo, learn to use our simple riveting system, creating cold connections and riveting in a matter of seconds. Shop at Cool Tools for this product
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.
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.
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Creating a bezel from patterned wire can be challenging… and making it fit your cabochon without disrupting the pattern is a second challenge. Terri shows us how to do both in this video. WATCH NOW!
Terri demonstrates soldering patterned wire to silver sheet and finishes her project by soldering ear wires to the back using sterling silver bead tubes. WATCH NOW!
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.
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Cool Tools was delighted to host Connecticut Metal Clay Artist and Instructor, Lisel Crowley recently. While here in the midwest, Lisel took the time to visit the Cool Tools Studio to film several new videos for our video library. The first video, already released, features Lisel creating one of a kind textures using Scratch Foam and Xiem stylus tools. We will soon release two additional videos that showcase Lisel’s talents and artistic style; Her Embrace Setting video that marries a dichroic glass gemstone with her own unique take on a metal clay setting, and her Art Nouveau pendant, which showcases her artistic style and a cool new template, designed to easily create a metal clay bezel for a cz, glass cabochon or other fireable stone.
We first met Lisel in August of this year when she hosted the 2nd Metal Clay Mojo Conference in Chester Connecticut. Lisel brought together a wonderful group of artists and talented instructors from the US, the UK, the Netherlands, Poland and beyond. In addition to being the creator and organizer of the Metal Clay Mojo Conference, Lisel is also the founder and director of the Metal clay Artisan Guild in Connecticut. Building community and furthering artistic excellence in metal clay is a passion for Lisel, who strives to provide continued support and mentoring for her students and fellow metal clay artists.
A self described “creativity addict,” Lisel also likes to work with fused glass, alcohol ink painting and silk dyeing. She loves engaging in the creativity process and is constantly trying new media, techniques and styles. Her work has been featured in The Crafts Report (now Handmade Business), Art Jewelry Magazine and Easy Metal Clay. For a complete listing of Lisel’s upcoming classes and workshops, check out her website at liselcrowley.com.
Check out the photos below that show the different stages of the Scratch Foam Project