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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

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.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/RussianMolds


SiliconeMoldArt

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.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SiliconeMoldArt


MoldsRUs

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.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/moldsrus


CastleCandleShop

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.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CastleCandleShop


Miscellaneous Listings

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

·      Ravens & Runes

·      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.

First Submission to the Hebe Agon

For Hebe
by Alexeigynaix

throw like a girl
run like a girl
fight like a girl

this girl is the wife of Herakles

the stories seem to say
She was His prize for apotheosis

not so

She asked Her mother’s blessing
almost before She asked Him
to be Her husband

She can throw a discus
run a marathon
hold Her own against Athena in a spar
with the selfsame grace and surety
with which She pours ambrosia
sets a table
washes up

the world may sneer at women
who are young and know their power
(or even if they don’t know, yet,
that young women like themselves
hold power, sovereignty)
who wait tables to take classes
and smile their sultry smiles in selfies
phone camera held at careful angles

She too is a photographer
and often overlooked
as young women waiting tables
often are

but there’s power in these snapshots
in supportive words with friends
in the strength of bold young women
who throw and run and fight like girls

combat boots or lipstick
both are armor in their way

call on Hebe, wife of Herakles,
His match,
young women, as you fight
to build, restore traditions
and to earn and well-past earn
all the respect you’re more than due

I call to bright bold Hebe
Help us now, I pray