Barn stars are a beloved piece of Americana with history stretching back to the 18th century. Popularized by the Pennsylvania Dutch, Amish and Mennonite communities, barn stars originated as a signature denoting the barn builder. As the design became popularized the exact design evolved and developed new meaning. Barn stars remain a popular emblem today appearing on barns and in home decor.
Fill the mold with glass frit and scrap glass to create your cast glass star. For a modern touch consider adding dichroic, iridescent or other brilliant finishes. For a traditional finish consider creating a single-color casting. Colors often were associated with different meanings:
Black - Protection
Blue - Peace
Brown - Strength or Friendship
Green - Growth
Orange - Abundance
White - Purity
Kiln wash before use. Mold measures 9-3/4" x 9-3/4" x 1-1/2" deep.