I love some of the ready made molds out there available to glass folks. Write about Colour de Verre all the time and love and use their products. There are other manufacturers of similar products and here’s a tutorial involving some of those. These are for making bugs…bees and caterpillars and lady bugs. D&L Art Glass is providing this tutorial and they sell the molds. They have tons of cool glass making stuff.
What I like to do with the bugs and the stuff like them is to add them to plates and bowls as well as used as components in mosaics, jewelry, and mixed media work such as collage. So many possibilities…go here too.