YAY! You don't know how nervous I've been all day that this stuff would explode, crack, whatever. I am so happy to announce that the test load bisque fired perfectly. Tomorrow I will glaze the pendants and fire everything to cone 6. This is also when I will go back to pacing the floor, lol.
Here's the pieces after bisque fire:
All of the pendants in the above picture do have designs or initials on them. They just aren't showing up with my flash. Here's a pic of two of the initial pendants close up: