I have five pressed beads that cracked on me today.
All were kiln annealed.
These beads were actually made weeks ago.
Have been sitting here just fine.
then today, I realized I hadn't yet cleaned them... and my batteries in my
dremel were dead.. so I had to old school it and clean them with a reamer.
Do you think it is possible that I was just so furiously trying to clean these out that the pressure of me clanking the reamer through the hole caused the breakage?
They were all pressed beads and they all cracked in a straight line right down the middle following the bead hole.
I am very upset.