2013 Has been a banner year for fusers with the introduction of so many new molds. It's almost impossible not to be giddy about all the fantastic ways your glass art can take shape.
From large to small, there are molds to fit every kiln size and artist's style on offer. Make exciting home decor, jewelry, and unforgettable gifts. The only hard part is deciding which new molds to add to your collection first.
Highlighted here are just a handful of our favorite new molds:
|1. Bottle Molds|
|The Spoon Rest Bottle Sagger offers up a fresh way to turn trash to treasure by turning discarded bottles into functional art. Create a stylish and useful spoon rest to keep your stovetop or dining table tidy.|
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|2. Texture Molds|
|Designing a show-stopping serving plate or centerpiece for the holiday season is easier than ever with the Poinsettia Round Texture Mold. The 12 diameter round mold features an intricately detailed design that will look fantastic made out of a single color of glass, or follow along with the free project tip sheet to fill the texture in with frit and create a colorful dish like the one shown here. Either way, the fused texture will still look spectacular after slumping to your desired dish shape.|
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|3. Casting Molds|
|This two-in-one casting and slumping mold produces leaves with life-like detail that will look amazing as wall art, individual dessert plates, or fused together to create a large dish. The Northwoods Maple Leaf Mold produces individual leaves that are 7-1/2 x 9-1/2, and on the reverse side is a gently curved shape to slump the casting into a dish so you can complete the project using a single mold. Design a set in rich autumn colors for the Thanksgiving table, then create a set in bright spring hues for all your spring and summer entertaining the free project guide makes filling and firing to perfection easy.|
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|4. Draping Molds|
|There's something sweet about a little bud vase with just a few little blooms tucked in it. The 1 Stainless Steel Bud Vase Draper is the perfect way to make bud vases for every room, every occasion, and every season. By simply preparing your mold and centering glass on the 1 diameter x 7 high post, you can drape vases with this lovely silhouette quickly and easily.|
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|5. Slumping Molds|
|It's amazing how something as simple as a stainless steel bowl mold can be a big deal but when you've been looking for that certain shape, or that certain size and it arrives, it's huge. And in this case it is huge, 20 that is! The 20 Andrew Sphere Mold offers up the durability of a stainless steel mold in a generously sized serving bowl form. You'll find yourself returning to this mold over and over again.|
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|6. Mold Sets|
|Making a fluted vase with a foot sounds like a real challenge until you meet this mold set. It's almost like magic! The Drop-Thru and Foot Mold System includes a foot casting mold, a 3-height adjustable drop ring and base set, plus complete instructions to guide you step-by-step through the process. Our customer service team can't get enough of it, and have been producing incredible vases, whether first time fusers or seasoned artists.|
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