Got some nifty new glass fusing molds on Thursday last week. So, I brushed on kiln wash, filled them with glass frit and got them ready for the kiln. Saturday morning I put in the first mold which was a neat moon figure. Saturday afternoon I took out the mold when it was done, only to find that the glass had cracked rather badly, but not irreparably. I put in the second mold, a sun. Sunday morning I took out the sun mold to find it had broken badly during firing. The mold had literally crumbled. That was quite disappointing.
I put the moon mold back in with the glass repaired and refired it to fix the broken areas. I took the moon out after about 8 hours to find that the mold had also broken, probably in the first firing which is why the glass cracked in the first place.
I've contacted the online store I bought the mold from and asked for replacements. Hopefully I'll hear from them soon.
So, bad weekend at the kiln. I did, however, get some work done on my bead loom project, an off loom project and some bead embroidery.
I'll get some pictures posted this afternoon.