In a previous post I my first attempt at trying to fuse marbles. Well this is my second shot and it’s been an interesting ride.
Here are the victims before they were committed to the flames.
The results were a mixed bag. Here are some pics of the ones that came out “OK”. I put and unfired marble to show how they looked before.
The blue marbles ended up with a fair amount of devit on them and they wouldn’t fuse evenly for some reason.
Here are the ones that bombed.
Two of the Transparent marbles shattered while heating up.
In addition they all suffered thermal shock on the cool down.
The black and orange marbles suffered a different form of thermal shock. The colored glass seemed to from a thin delicate crust that shattered.
Over all I’m a bit disappointed at how they turned out. The patterns weren’t nearly as interesting as I thought even on the ones that didn’t fail. I only fused half of the marbles I had. I'll try another batch and use a schedule that is even more conservative than the one I originally used.
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