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Artist Project Series: Penannular Brooch by Julia Rai

  Our ninth artist for the Artist Project Series with Creative Fire using EZ960® Sterling Silver Metal Clay is Julia Rai, an award winning artist, teacher and writer. She is well known in the international metal clay community. Julia explains, “Penannular style brooches have been used to fasten clothing since the late Iron Age. This …

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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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