"Gah!" My shriek was muffled by my respirator. I quickly flicked the pendant off my leg onto my glass-chip covered garage floor...but I was not letting it get away that easily! I reheated the tip of my mandrel in the flame and then stretched around my table with a pair of tweezers to grab my pendant. Once I had it in the tweezers I gave it a quick heat bath, then melted the bottom (where it had broken off) and shoved my warm mandrel tip back into it.
I looked around briefly for the bottom half of the pendant, determined to salvage that half, too. I couldn't find it anywhere. Still determined, I decided to melt and shape the now mangled bottom of the pendant on the mandrel. Somehow I succeeded to achieve an actually quite nice shape! I added some definition and a top loop, pulled it off the mandrel, and popped it into the kiln.
I still have no idea where the rest of the pendant is.
Meet Shorty WearBot! He is one of five, and they all currently reside in my Artfire and Etsy shops, waiting for someone (else?) to rescue them.