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(Grants Pass, Oregon)--Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®, America's Favorite Beading and Jewelry Supply Company®, announces the arrival of two new metal clay products--BRONZclay™ and COPPRclay™--along with a new line of metal clay tools and supplies for working with the new clay. Now, in addition to creating custom jewelry designs with gold and silver metal clays, jewelry makers have the flexibility to create one-of-a-kind metal components in the warm, rich tones of bronze and copper.

An economical alternative to precious metal clays with similar compositions, the bronze and copper clays can be shaped, pinched, rolled, sculpted and cut to create custom metal jewelry designs. Comprised of fine bronze and copper particles, an organic binder and water, the clays can be worked using traditional jewelry tools and techniques including sawing, riveting and patination, once fired.

Tammy Honaman, author, jewelry-making expert and educator, lends her expertise and offers helpful how-to tips on working with the bronze and copper clays in her article, Tips for Working with Bronze and Copper Metal Clays. Get FREE project instructions, complete with illustrated step-outs and materials list, on creating drum beads with bronze and copper clay in the Beading Instructions section. BRONZclay™ and COPPRclay™ must be fired in a kiln and have different firing temperatures.

Click here to view all the tools and supplies for working with metal clay.

Known for exceptional customer service, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads has been the one-stop shop for jewelry-making wholesalers, retailers and designer-artists for over 37 years. The diverse product selection offers more than 116,000 hot jewelry-making supplies. Go online to get your free copy of the Jewelry Maker's Catalog and browse e-catalogs for all the fun of the catalog with the ease of the web!

Products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® are intended for experienced jewelry-makers and designer-artists;
children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.

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