Yuletide Shopping Guide – Craft Molds for DIYers
I recently posted that because 2020 has been a challenging year I was putting together a Yuletide Shopping Guide with the intent to help artisan members of our community & to help spotlight items that support our religious devotions and practices. I know it’s early, but I wanted to go ahead and start spotlighting project materials that DIYers may want to use to make their own gifts this yuletide.
Molds can open up a wide range of possible creations for our DIYers: candles, soaps, jewelry, décor, paperweights statuary, candies, chocolates and more. While I’ll be spotlighting some polytheistic related items, I do offer a word of caution. Read the descriptions carefully at the seller’s listing to make sure the mold can be used for the purpose you would like. I have found some sellers will use the same product listing image to sell both the mold, and an item created from the mold. Or they’ll be selling items made from the mold with a note in the product description to contact them if you want to buy the mold. So it can be very confusing. Take your time and make sure you understand what you’re buying, and ask if you’re uncertain.
RussianMolds offers silicone molds for gods and goddesses from both the Slavic Pantheon, and the Norse Pantheon. These offerings are in addition to a wide array of other molds.
Etsy store SiliconeMoldArt features an array of molds for multiple polytheistic pantheons. You can find Norse Gods, Slavic Gods, and Hindu Gods all in mold form.
MoldsRUS offers an assortment of different types of subject matter for their molds, but really there’s two highlights of their offerings: The Greek Goddess Athena, and the Egyptian Goddess Isis.
You can find both candles made from the molds, and the molds themselves in this shop for various Greco-Roman Goddesses, such as Hebe, Artemis, Venus. Word of caution, at this shop most of the listings are for candles made from the mold, but many of the product descriptions say you can inquire about purchasing the mold too.
Outside of the shops listed above, I’m saving you the work of having to hunt things down by directly linking to a few other items of interest I found, including a tarot patterned foil sheet intended to be used in resin mold projects.
· Aurora, Greek Goddess
· Mjollnir, Thor’s Hammer
· Norse Runes (just ignore the “blank” rune)
· Celtic Triquetra (TriKnot)
· Anubis, Egyptian God
· Bastet (head), Egyptian Goddess
· Bastet, Egyptian Goddess
· Isis, Egyptian Goddess
· Antique Hindu Jewelry Molds
· Various Greco-Roman Gods and Goddesses – inquire with the seller to purchase the mold, this listing is for resin castings from the molds
· Tarot Resin Foil Sheet for use with resin/epoxy projects
I have previously spotlighted cookie cutters for the bakers. Coming soon, resources for fabrics, patterns, and more! After that, we’ll transition to finished goods ready for purchase. If there’s something you think I should spotlight, please contact me and let me know.
Posted on November 13, 2020, in Yuletide Shopping Guide and tagged Anubis, Artemis, Aurora, Bastet, candles, candy, chocolate, Egyptian God, Egyptian Goddess, Greek Goddess, Hebe, Hellenic Things, Hindu Goddess, Hindu Gods, Isis, jewelry, Kemetic things, mjollnir, molds, moulds, Norse Goddess, Norse Gods, norse stuff, Northern tradition, Odin, Pagan, paperweights, plaster, Polytheism, resin, Roman Goddess, runes, silicone, Slavic Goddess, Slavic Gods, soap, statuary, sugar, tarot, Veles, Venus, Yule shopping. Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.
Some great items here! I had to contact one of the sellers though (and I really hate to nitpick), because they have listed their mould as Isis, when I’m pretty sure it’s Ma’at. She’s got the feather on her head. (You wait, someone much wiser than I will now pull out an obscure reference to Isis/Aset borrowing the feather and leave me with egg on my face!)
I love the Bast chocolate mould but would feel so strange chomping into Her
Like you, it can be a bit weird to eat an image of one’s deity. I’ve done it with Loki (alas chocolatedeities.com is shutdown from the pandemic for the moment). However it can also be a beautiful votive offering on an altar. And I like the idea as having a sweet treat for children, as it’s a way to associate the religion with special memories and holiday and religious traditions.
But even though it’s a chocolate mold, depending on how it’s made, sometimes you can use it for other crafting projects too. I’m not as familiar with using molds as others, but it’s worth asking someone who is.
ahhhh, i hadn’t noticed that. Good catch!
There is some evidence that Isis and Ma’at were combined that we see in both the CoffinTexts (in which Isis comes before the dead as Ma’at for their judgement), and from Denderah (with an inscription that Isis is not only the Mother but also Ma’at).
They are separate Goddesses. Idiot egyptologists can’t tell the difference between shared attributes and different Deities. Resist creeping monotheism, thank you.
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I should have prefaced that with saying, I’m not a Kemetic. Frankly Egyptian religion confuses the hell out of me (parts of the soul, how this god came from that god). But I still try to learn, even when it makes my brain crash. 😛
As Heathens we have a soul that has seventeen parts. LOL. we have little room to talk.
Yes, and that makes no sense to me either.
Obviously I can’t read the glyphs, but wouldn’t an inscription from a contemporary source in the time period, mean that in at least that location, that was indeed the case?
(I mean it could just be a bad translation).
Generally it’s shit scholars like Jan Assman pushing for cosmotheism rather than polytheism. anything to elide polytheism throughout history, you know. Gods often share attributes but I reiterate what i said: we need to avoid creeping monotheism.
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What a great resource for our crafters. This is of especial interest to polytheists with connections to pantheons with religious connections related to: Norse, Slavic, Celtic, Egyptian, Greco-Roman, and more!
I don’t eat the chocolate that’s made in Deity image, but I do use it as an offering to that Deity.
the soul parts are brilliant. One of these days i’ll do a theological piece on it.
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