GET YOUR CRAFT ON
I have leather enameling gloves...but I never use them. Getting tired of my thumb always getting just a tad bit too hot when I put those pieces in the kiln!!!...maybe I should wear those gloves:-)
Here's an interesting tid bit. I am using eutectic solder for these little flowers. The first flower I put in the kiln I was not thinking and put it in a hot kiln that was ramped up to 1515 F. Well, this solder is suppose to melt/flow at 1460 F. The flower was in the kiln for a minute and a half...but when I took it out of the kiln...it was fine. It had not come apart. Perhaps I was just lucky on that one!!:-) Nice to know there is room for error on the soldering flow temp!