So when I say I've emptied the kiln, it's not really like emptying a potter's kiln. The beads look the same; the differences are internal.
So, down to business: I usually "batch-anneal" my beads, meaning that I do them all at once instead of annealing directly after making the beads, while they are still hot. Here's what I just took out; the result of perhaps 3-4 days' work.
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You see some Coral Islands, Blue Brilliance, Red Stripies, Teal Stripies, Peak Fall and swirled green beads (taking submissions for naming those beads now!)
Of the beads shown, the Coral Islands, being dotty beads, take the longest to make. Each color represents an individually placed dot!
More fun unpacking the kiln in a few days!