Bwa-Ha-Haaaaaaaaaa. Do come in. Welcome to Doc-teur Garrenschtein's glass lab. Oh, no, no, don't sit right...there. Oops.
Wait, do stay. I have something to show you, and I have a question to ask you.
Look. These are some of my glass "mistakes." Busted, cracked, stuck on mandrels, interrupted and never finished, those sorts of things. Alas, I can shut the door to that cabinet, but I can still hear them crying out to me, "Please, Doc-teur Garrenschtein, please, make us useful pieces of glass!"
Oh, the agony! What shall I ever do for them? Oh, no, no, that won't work. Sorry. We don't use a coffee table in the living room. Excellent idea, though, those shadow box tables filled with interesting bits and pieces of glass. That's what I always think of when I start to throw away these mistakes.
And now! The boro mishtakes! Logically, now that I've been working off mandrel, it would be a simple task to rescue these bits and pieces of broken glass. I should be able to reheat the broken off nether regions of that dragon and add a different tail, right? Right. That's why I can't just throw him away, even though I'm pretty sure I need to work on the design-- or else, why did I keep having troubles with him as I torched? Oh, and the torsos-- I should be able to hold them gently by the tootsies and slowly warm their broken bellies until I can add glass and finish them. I can do that, I know because I have tried it. It's just, well, the whole flow of the piece got interrupted, and I'm not sure it would be worth the end result to spend time adding to them.
*sigh* So, what do you do with your mistakes? I don't keep a jar of water for dunking, so I've never attempted to just make frit. Who knows what I'll end up doing with all these pieces? I do know this much. I just can't bear to actually bury them in the trash can, so it's a cinch that Dr. Garrenschtein's Gruesome Glass Goof-Ups Graveyard will be on my table and in my cabinet for a long time :)