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Embellishments

Adding embellishments to your metal clay jewelry creations is a great way to make them stand out from the crowd. Here are a few embellishments you can use that easily add beautiful colors, scintillation and the durability.

Cubic Zirconia

A Cubic Zirconia is a synthetic gemstone. Cubic Zirconia offer beautiful colors, scintillation and durability rivaled only by natural diamonds. Cool Tools offers 16 brilliant colors in sizes and shapes found nowhere else.

Dichroic Glass

Dichroic glass is glass containing multiple micro-layers of metal oxides which give the glass dichroic optical properties. Dichroic Glass offers bright colors and amazing details in a variety of shapes and sizes from tiny dichroic mini-gems to beautiful one of a kind artist created gems.

Lab Gems

A Lab Gemstones are created in a laboratory rather than by nature. A Lab created gemstone has the same chemical, optical and physical properties as its natural counterpart. So, while a lab grown emerald did not form naturally, it will appear to be natural in any test conducted on it. In most cases, the only way to separate a natural gem from a lab-created gem is that the lab gem is too “perfect” and includes no flaws. For instance, no natural emeralds are without inclusions while lab emeralds are free of inclusions.

Natural Gems

Many natural gemstones can be set into metal clay and fired in place. Other gemstones will not survive the heat of a kiln and should be set after firing.