In the past - I've been asked about "something about using a flowerpot to melt glass ... . " This is the technique.
The calculation he gives for quantity is really interesting, and the end result would look totally amazing sliced into thin layers and turned into pendants, or wrapped around a bead like an encasement layer. Or even bent into bracelets ...
If you are using ends of rods, you can toss them in, or arrange them standing upright, sorted by colour.
Having a tall enough kiln is really the biggest issue for most of us.