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Metal Clay Pendant using Scratch Foam

created by Artist and Instructor Lisel Crowley

Lisel Crowley, Metal Clay Artist and Instructor from Connecticut visited Cool Tools to create this "How to" video. She shows how to add a touch of individuality to your jewelry designs, by creating a custom texture. Textures in Scratch Foam Board result in beautifully raised designs that work well with all kinds of surface finishes and inlays. This product is perfect for Metal, Polymer Clay and Enamel Artists.
The products used in this video are listed below.

For firing temperature and times regarding Moonstone and Labradorite mentioned in this video refer to our Gemstone Firing Guide. Our Dichroic Gems can be fired directly in place with silver clay on an open shelf or in carbon. Fire at 1300ºF for 30 minutes. It is also important to make sure that the glass pieces are level in the kiln.

Click here to download a PDF version of our firing guide.


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Cool Slip Anti-Stick Solution CoolSlip Anti-Stick Solution

CoolSlip Anti-Stick Solution

Cool Tools Texture Tiles

Cool Tools CoolSlip is the first anti-stick product made just for metal clay and metal clay tools. Spray on textures and tools before use for crisp, stick-free impressions. Use as a spray or brush on. A little goes a long way!
Non-toxic and non-reactive.


Why is using an anti-stick product so important when working with metal clay?
Metal clay sticks to just about everything. Most things that come into contact with wet metal clay need to be conditioned with an anti-stick product to keep the clay from sticking. Cool Slip was formulated to create a barrier between metal clay, textures and tools, ensuring clean, crisp images as you texturize your metal clay.

Download CoolSlip Instructions

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Cool Slip sprayed on a cleaning cloth makes an excellent cleaner for removing metal clay residue from tools and provides an anti-stick coating at the same time. This product also removes Gilders Paste from fingers.



Note: Hadar does not recommend using CoolSlip with Hadar's metal clay powder.

Click on our "Product Tips" tab above for additional product details.

Price: $8.25
Cool Slip Kit Size - 8ml CoolSlip Kit Size - 8ml

Sample size metal clay release for kits

Price: $3.70
Jewelry Shape Template - Clouds Jewelry Shape Template - Clouds

Jewelry Shape Template - Clouds

Our special surface makes it easy to find these templates on your workbench, but allows clarity for positioning.

View the videos below for ideas on how our templates can be used. Utilize the graduated sizes and different shapes to make endless design variations.

Use our Ultra Clay Pick for best results!


Includes 8 cloud shapes. Sizes are from 16mm to 57mm.

Price: $6.95
New Price: $4.00
Jewelry Shape Template - Long Tourmaline Jewelry Shape Template - Long Tourmaline

Jewelry Shape Template - Long Tourmaline

Our special surface makes it easy to find these templates on your workbench, but allows clarity for positioning.

View the videos below for ideas on how our templates can be used. Utilize the graduated sizes and different shapes to make endless design variations.

Use our Ultra Clay Pick for best results!


Co-created with metal clay artist and teacher Lis-el Crowley.

Price: $6.95
Multi-Purpose Artist Container - Glass Multi-Purpose Artist Container - Glass

Multi-Purpose Artist Container - Glass

This container features an indented design that allows placement of your paint brush across the top in between use.

Price: $5.20
Scratch-Foam Board - 6" x 9" Scratch-Foam Board - 6" x 9" Pkg - 5

Scratch-Foam Board - 6" x 9" Pkg - 5

Nothing adds a touch of individuality to your jewelry designs, like a custom texture. Carved textures result in beautifully raised designs that work well with all kinds of surface finishes and inlays.

Scratch-Foam Board - 6" x 9" Pkg - 5

Nothing adds a touch of individuality to your jewelry designs, like a custom texture. Carved textures result in beautifully raised designs that work well with all kinds of surface finishes and inlays. Cool Tools Scratch-Foam Board is a 6” x 9” sheet for carving and drawing unique designs. The pack comes in a set of 5 and is lightweight, easy-to-use and inexpensive. Pens, pencils, and ball burnishers can all be used to achieve custom textures. You can even design on both sides for even more customizable options. Scratch-Foam Board is also non-stick.


Pkg of 5: $5.25
Ultra Clay Pick Ultra Clay Pick

Ultra Clay Pick

Most needle tools sold for working with metal clays are actually knotting needles made for stringing pearls and other beads on silk or cord. While they are perfect for knotting and some metal clay tasks, they are a poor choice for cutting out clay because they have a thick tip that may distort or drag on the clay when used as a cutting tool. You'll be delighted with this simple tool.


Price: $12.95
Ball Stylus - Set of 4 Xiem Ball Stylus - Set of 4

Xiem Ball Stylus - Set of 4

These simple tools will become some of the most used and cherished tools in your box. You will love the weight, balance and the great "feel" of these stylus tools. Use to design, make settings for small stones, mark for drilling, burnish and add free-form textures. Ball Stylus tools are excellent for sgraffito and embossing. Set in a brightly colored rubber for secure gripping, this set is great for creating surface textures, marking, tracing, transferring patterns, writing and incising on greenware. Try this tool on your next Scratch-foam project! Metal clay artist and instructor, Lisel Crowley, demonstrates one of the many uses these tools offer in the video below.


This set includes one each of the following (two ball sizes on each stylus):

  • Extra Small
  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large

Set of 4: $32.15