Bead Scoop: Patina Gel

Cool Tools is well named. They come up with the coolest tools and today I have a good example, Patina Gel. It’s a stabilized form of liver of sulfur. You know liver of sulfur, it’s the stinky chunks of stuff that make copper based metals like copper, sterling silver and bronze dark so you can highlight all those beautiful reliefs. But liver of sulfur goes bad quickly. Gee wish I had a stabilized form of it. Oh wait! You can get a stabilized form of it.


Yes, and Cool Tools has done it. That’s why they’re well named.

I love it and use it on my new bronze metal clay pieces.

It’s so easy to work with. Go to the Cool Tools website like I did and check out the videos on how to use it. It’s a dream come true! Thanks, Cool Tools!

(Photo credit for Patina Gel from the Cool Tools website.)

(written by Cindy Gimbrone who is busy putting a patina on everything she can!)

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17 Comment

  1. mairedodd
    July 15, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    thank you so very much for sharing this info! i am thrilled to learn it and now must dash over to cool tools to check it out! very exciting…

  2. Alice
    July 15, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    I was just asking around about this product on some beading forums just this week.

    It's good to know you like it!

  3. Marbella Designs
    July 15, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    yeah, i love this stuff!

  4. hint
    July 16, 2009 at 12:22 am

    OMG thank you thank you!! I've been dreading the day when my latest batch of liver of sulfur dies on me. Now I have something to look forward too.

  5. Melissa J. Lee
    July 16, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Oh, I saw this at B&B this year (but, of course, forgot to pick up a bottle before leaving). Good to know – thanks, Cindy!

  6. sandi
    July 16, 2009 at 12:53 am

    Cool Tools get my vote for everything they offer. Mardel is just the best. I swear I own all their texture stamps! I picked up a jar of the gel at B&B and luv it. The best little must have.

  7. rosebud101
    July 16, 2009 at 1:37 am

    I love Cool Tools! They are a great resource!

  8. Ebrown2503
    July 16, 2009 at 4:07 am

    Honestly, this is so great! Thanks for sharing Cool Tools!

  9. TesoriTrovati
    July 16, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    That sounds like a great product. I have the chunk style in a little crockpot which works well. But when that finally gives out on me I will definitely be looking into this. I like that you can paint it on with precision.
    Enjoy the day!

  10. Metallo Bianco Jewelry
    July 17, 2009 at 12:16 am

    This is a fabulous discovery! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Leslie @ Bei Mondi
    July 18, 2009 at 3:37 am

    I looked at Cool Tools website and they have a nice guide to getting just the color you want with the patina gel. I will definitely give this a try! Thanks!

  12. Valerie A. Heck
    July 18, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    That is a great product. Thank you!

  13. Lissie
    July 24, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Oh! Wow! What a great product! Thank you for sharing! πŸ™‚

  14. Nena
    July 25, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  15. Jeannie
    July 26, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Cindy, what a great find. Thank you. I'll be giving it a try.

  16. Roofing Australia
    July 28, 2009 at 11:21 am

    It looks so real. I like your techniques, love this piece it’s very metallic gorgeous.

  17. Apartments in Manila
    July 28, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Hey how did you do it? It really looks like a bronze metal. Nice, I hope you can share to us how to achieve this amazing bronze like jewelry made out of clay.

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