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Artist Project Series: Gordon K. Uyehara

We 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, …

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New from Cool Tools….

New Pliers! Choose from 3-Step, Bending/Forming, Half Round, Concave Round, Crimping and more. Shop New Pliers New Metal Blanks! Fun new shapes in Brass, Copper and Nickel Silver. Shop Metal Blanks Thompson Enamel Sampler Set – Start with this complete color sampler containing all 169 colors of Thompson medium temperature/medium expansion enamels. Shop Sampler Set

What’s in the Woods?

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.

Throwback Thursday! Check out the “PMC 960” DIY video.

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 …

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New Video!

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 …

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Tim Holtz® Alcohol Inks, Blending Solution & Pen!

Acid-free, fast drying transparent coordinating dye inks specially formulated to create a colorful, polished stone effect. Alcohol inks are an intensely concentrated dye dissolved in alcohol. They are permanent and once dried, are not water soluble. These alcohol inks are perfect for metal and disperse beautifully into translucent polymer clay. Alcohol Blending Solution was specially …

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