Category: Crafts

Using ‘Metal Complex’ punches and blanks

By Carmi Cimicata If you’d like to personalize metal blanks, Metal Complex offers a great series of tools and materials to help you do so. Tools: Alphabet punches, chasing hammer, bench block, metal hole punch Materials: Metal Complex blanks, Gilders Paste , jump rings Alphabet punches are getting more and more popular. They allow you Read More

TILA 2-hole Beads Wreath Pendant Tutorial

Source: Miyuki Co. Ltd. Finished Size: About 47cm-52cm including clasp Materials:  Miyuki Tila 2-hole beads, Delica beads, 3mm pearls, 3mm rondelle crystals, nylon beading thread, suede cord, cord ends, clasp Tools:  Scissors, Pliers, Ruler, Toothpick, Beading Needles 1. Use six 15cm (5.91") lengths of nylon thread to make 3 pieces each of [A] and [B]: Read More

Tila 2-Hole Beads Strand Necklace

Source: Miyuki Co. Ltd. Finished Size:  About 95cm Materials:  Coated flexible beading wire, beading thread, bugle beads, 11/0 seed beads, Miyuki Tila beads, 14mm clear faceted plexi (acrylic) or other faceted beads, 10-12mm black faceted beads, bead tips, bead crimps, clasp, jump rings Tools:  Scissors, ruler, pliers, 2 beading needles 1. To make the beaded Read More

Jewellery with Bezels and Epoxy

Metal Bezels

Great For
High end jewelry creations. Bezels are ideal for filling with Apoxie Clay designs and pointed back chaton stones, image designs with an Epoxy resin coating. Epoxy cement finishing. Resin doming and cabouchons.

Features
-Available in 5 Finishes.
-Textured middle adheres better to materials.
-Can be baked up to 375 F degrees, in an oven.
-Silver Plated has a Brass base and are non-tarnishable.
-Raw Brass and Antique Brass are made of 100% Brass.
-Raw Copper and Antique Copper are made of 100% Copper.
-Silver Plating is hypo allergenic.

Apoxie Sculpt


Apoxie Clay is great for setting materials into bezels and creating shapes and designs for jewerly components. It can be used to fill bezels and frames, or alone to create simple designs. Used for model making, sculptures, restoration, statue work, and many more arts and crafts purposes.

Apoxie Clay has a Putty-like smooth consistency, 2 to 3 hours working time, self-hardenong, no ovens, kilns or fumes, 0% shrinking and cracking, lightweight, semi-gloss finish, permanent, waterproof, freeze-thaw stable, outdoor quality. Shelf life can be maintained or extending by refrigerating or freezing.

Instructions

Step 1

Use equal parts of part A colored clay and part B grey setting compound

Step 2

Mix and knead Part A and B together for about 2 minutes until clay is one solid color with no streaks. Proper mixing ensures the clay will cure.

Step 3

Form the clay into any shape. A ball shape is ideal for creating a cabouchon look. Mold the clay into a bezel setting.

Step 4

Using a toothpick or applicator with a beeswax tip:
Pick up the chaton crystal from the top of the crystal.
Place it into the clay surface.
Make sure the pointed end is fully immersed into the clay.
The chaton should sit slightly below the edge of the clay surface. This will insure the chaton stays securely in the clay when dry.
 

Finished

Create your own unique designs. Clay can be painted when wet or dry, textured or brushed.

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Heat Resistant Gloves – The Search is Over!

Cosplay Supplies is excited to announce a new product coming soon – Heat-Resistant Gloves for working with thermoplastics! Plenty of people who teach or write about working with plastics like Worbla mention that you ‘get used’ to the higher temperature on your fingers (even me!) – and plenty of us use sculpting tools to help Read More

Flat leather is here!

Cool strips of leather on a roll, perfect for bracelets, necklaces and other craft projects. In a variety of colours, plain or faux snakeskin!  We also have findings and accessories for the leather strips.   Read More

KobraCast Art is here!

We have a big announcement! Cosplaysupplies.com was the first to bring Worbla to North America, and after its incredible success we’re now very excited to offer KobraCast Art, another awesome thermoplastic from Germany.  A heat-formable plastic fabric mesh that doesn’t stick to skin, it started out as a new substitute for plaster bandages, but its Read More

Most Frequently Asked Questions

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Tutorial: Drops of Love bracelet

by Fernando DaSilva Drops of Love features this gorgeous drop from Swarovski Elements. Materials: 12 ruby SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS flat drops 12 antique silver vine briolette bails by TC 6 bright rhodium 10mm TC rivet beads 12 bright rhodium  TC bead caps 15 bright rhodium 10mm TC classic bead caps 7 antique copper  TC spacers 12 non-tarnish 5.9mm Read More

Cutting, folding and fusing Worbla with a Hot Knife

In this time-lapsed video we show how easy it is to cut Worbla with the sharp edge of a hot knife, how to fold worbla using the dull edge, and how to fuse worbla joints with the side of the blade. (Recording was sped-up 8 times) Read More

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