I’ve made fused glass basket weave vases similar to this one, using black and red iridized glass, and blue and orange OpalArt glass, etc. I made a much larger red iridized glass, using 12 inch by 1/2 inch strips, but I had trouble getting it off the ceramic cone mold and ended up breaking a couple of end pieces off. I gave it to my mother-in-law and she is thoroughly enjoying it.
For this fused glass vase, I used 9 inch by 1/2 inch strips and used my stainless steel cone mold. The glass vase lifts right off the stainless steel cone molds. I love these molds, because I don’t have to use thin fire shelf paper and any vase lifts right off. I wish they made these stainless steel molds in taller sizes :)
Christine — Glass Artist
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