I enjoy creating beautiful glass pendants from broken shards. My dad blows glass and he makes large bowls, vases, and platters. Many times the large pieces crack or break; they fall on the floor and end up in the garbage. I clean these broken shards from the floor of the hot shop and then cut and shape them into unique designs and shapes for jewelry. I put them in my kiln and fire them for about 12 hours. It's always exciting to open the kiln in the morning and see the beautiful results.