Here's our list of 5 Favorite New Items from the November 2012 edition of Stained Glass News.
1. Realistic Leaf Casting Molds from Colour de Verre
We always flip for the latest new molds from Colour de Verre, and these premium leaf molds are fantastic. They allow you to make gallery quality, detailed glass art pieces. You can create with Kiwi, Rain Forest, and Aralia leaf molds.
Check out the molds and free project sheets posted on our website. You wont believe what you can create.
| Kiwi Mold
||Rain Forest Mold
|| Aralia Mold
|FREE Kiwi Project Sheet||FREE Rain Forest Project Sheet||FREE Aralia Project Sheet|
2. Our Favorite New Glass is Making us Twizzle!
CBS Dichroics newest pattern, Twizzle, features a fun zig-zag design that has our creative juices flowing. Offered in Rainbow Mixture and Green/Magenta Blue on thin black and thin clear in both 90 and 96 COE.
3. Bead Releases
They are specially formulated for different uses. If you are having a problem getting your beads off the mandrel, new Foster Fire bead release has your solution no matter what type of glass. The regular formula is for use with soft glass. Heavy Duty is for use with boro, sculptural and hollow beads. Smooth Tuff is an excellent all-purpose bead release. Each is available in 8 oz and 16 oz..
4. One Source for all your Fusing Basics New Basic Glass Fusing Book
This go-to reference walks you through the basics of glass cutting, glass compatibility, and getting the most from your kiln. Features 18 projects with details instructions and hundreds of helpful photographs. See the book online for additional project images of what you can create.
5. Short on time? Try a Mini Lamp
Want to make a family heirloom stained glass lamp, but are running out of time? New Worden mini lamps are made for 7 lamp bases, and make great gifts. Give someone good luck by creating a lamp with the Irish Clover pattern, or try the simple, classic Wavey Lamp pattern. The Daffodil pattern features such a bright, sunny design its as much fun to make as it is to give. All patterns can be used with the Worden Lamp Form.