You can see from the photos on the top I had quite the handle bars on this piece of murrini I was pulling and how it cracked as it cooled. I never put the ends in the kiln just the cut sections you can see in my fist (complete with doggie hair). The last photo are of some of them after I lapped them down. I haven't much on the way of an index fingerprint after that but I have a nice selection of sizes.
No, that's not all of the murrini I ended up with. Those sticks in my fist were each about 4 or 5 inches long and since you use tile nippers to cut them into pieces less than a quarter inch thick you get quite a few. What is on the paper towel is only what I might use when I'm ready to try them.
As soon as the first tide pool or aquarium bead is done with them I will post it here.