syns Cool Tools (and Toys)

This list changes often, so check back! As with all my hidden pages, please don’t post links publicly!  These pages are for my good clay friends and students (one in the same to me!)

UPDATED 5/19/19

Texture rollers!  These are large acrylic ones from  They have a TON of them, but you are ordering from Europe so it takes forever.  Linda carries the best ones for clay on her website at and you get them a LOT quicker.  Super easy to use – I found them a couple of years ago and then my KC group did a field trip from class to their local tabletop gaming store and they had them ALL.  It was chaos for about 30 minutes while the ladies went through them all. LOL


While I was on Linda’s spot – I see she also has the burnishing tool now. So nice to help smooth those pieces together.






UPDATED 5/6/19

Those little colored O-Rings I use on my jewelry are from Fire Mountain Gems (through Jet Beads).  They are called Oh!Rings 7mm outside/3mm inside.

UPDATED 4/15/19

Here are links to some of the metal stuff I get on Amazon:

If you want to get ribbon crimps – Michaels has a great set in the section with the leather cording (or you can go crazy on Amazon like I did!) Or get them here:

If you want the magnetic clasps for the wrap bracelets (like the blue one here), I will have them available to purchase.  If you have to have them for your very own:



I use these a lot for my pendants, so many colors instead of black..

From Amazon – memory wire





How about some glitter? Check out the Elements and Glass Glitter under “Type”.  Check out the Mixed sizes under “Size”! These can be added to another sheet and stripped into the collage.

UPDATED 10/1/18

Those of you who have been doing transfers with me lately know that I love using this silicone brush tool.  It’s available on Amazon as a “Silicone Color Shaper” and Hobby Lobby carries one in their “Fine Art” section (use that 40% coupon!)


Also, the pencils I prefer to use (because they are so soft and I don’t have to press hard) are Derwent Colorsoft pencils.  Many of my students have had great success with other brands of pencils though!

UPDATED 3/12/18

My USB drill is a Black and Decker, available from Amazon (of course) and Home Depot for about $25.  I use my Cynthia Tinapple extruder adaptor and GREEN Makins extruder (both available from Linda Prais at

Search for: BLACK+DECKER BDCD8C 8V MAX Lithium Drill

UPDATED 8/6/17

Savage has a couple of GREAT products for us to use when we can’t use daylight for photographing our work!

This super cool little Edge Light comes in a portable bag with the attachable handle, the rechargeable battery pack & charger and an AC adaptor.  Plus an adaptor for a light stand or the hot shoe of your DSLR.  So simple to use, screw in the handle, slide the battery in place and turn the dial to dial up however much light you need!  About $99 on Amazon as Savage Edge Light Mini – 6″ Round LED Light Panel (LED-ELSM)

Savage Universal LED Light Table


Put this LED light table from Savage on your Santa list! That’s an adjustable light table on the bottom with 4 cordless LEDs on heavy duty flexible arms.

(btw – the 2 top lights are set at classic 45 degrees for copywork and the bottom two are acting as “kicker lights”.  All the lighting is adjustable.  Also on Amazon.



UPDATED 2/19/17

2207-5My stamps and silkscreens are now available from!

UPDATED 10/16/16

  • 20160930_145846-01The leather bracelets that I use are from The leather is located under “straps”.  I prefer the 15mm.  The 10mm is a little thin for larger pieces and the 20mm is a little wide for smaller wrists. The magnetic closures are also listed under findings.  I use Loctite Gel instant glue.
  • 2207J rubber stamp and my transfer images stamps multi-stapmp(positive/negative) – Linda’s ArtSpot –  or Stampafe (2207J is NOT on their website, call them to order)

bubbles-both-stamp1FOR MY TRANSFERS:

  • My  printer: b/w laser printer-  Brother HL 2360DW  I bought at Best Buy. I use this for my transfers.
  • My paper:  Hammermill Copy Plus or HP White Inkjet Paper 24 lb
  • Alcohol pens I use: Chameleon (available from, Amazon, etc), Blick Studio Markers, CraftSmart Gold pen Michaels (set of 2) for gold dots
  • Gelli Plate – I use the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate 3×5 (Linda’s Art Spot, Amazon)
  • RF Clipart for clipart you can purchase downloads:
  • for my transfer artwork


  • safety-tredSafety Tred Tape – also in short pieces at Home Depot, hardware stores. (used for
  • for Abranet 3 inch sanding discs (asabranet described by Ginger Davis in her Blue Bottle Tree ebook on sanding)
  • Ikea 5” metal bowls- used to bake clay on for gentle rounded shape
  • Templates are from Art Clay World USA (look in metal clay tools)
  • Rubber Stamp Plantation for great stamps. 15% discount “Hawaii Syndee”
  • Amazon – search for “leather cutters 39 pieces” Bitchen little set of cutters in a perfect plastic storage box