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Patterned Wire Chain Bracelet by Annie Kilborn

This a fun and simple project for making a chain bracelet or necklace using decorative patterned wire. I chose the “Copper Triple” 16 gauge patterned wire for this project. However, we carry many different wires in various patterns and metals that will be great for this project. There are some options listed below. You can …

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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

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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New Video!

Gold Plating Technique by Valerie Bealle Valerie Bealle, Metal Clay Artist and Instructor from Long Island, New York visited the Cool Tools studio to demonstrate how to add 24K gold plating to fine silver. In this video Valerie accents a pendant that was created using PMC Flex and one of our popular antique molds. WATCH …

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