This Large Bead Rack is designed for potters, jewelers and glass artists. It allows you to easily glaze fire beads, pendants, buttons, etc. - without the worry of them sticking to your kiln shelf. The entire rack gets placed in the kiln with your glazed pieces on it.
This rack is made from two durable cast stoneware supports with six 10" long nichrome wires that are 9 gauge. The wires rest on grooves in the rack, so they can be easily rearranged to accommodate different size pieces. The wires are heavy gauge metal and can withstand multiple firings. We recommend that if you are firing heavy items, you use shorter wires.
The Large Bead Rack measures approximately 6.5" in height.
Maximum firing temperature is Cone 10 (2400 F).
The wires have a maximum weight rating of approximately 13 grams per inch (or 82 grams per 6" wire) resulting in some deflection of the wire.
For little to no deflection, the wires should carry no more than 3.5 grams per inch (or 20.75 grams per 6" wire).
For best results distribute weight evenly across the wire.