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25th March 2013

How to Drill Through Plates

How to Drill Through China Plates to make cakes stands

If like me you love to scour the charity shops for old china plates, saucers, tea cups and tea pots then like me you'll be wondering what to do with it all. And lucky for us, there's lots of ideas: bird seed feeders, jewellery, cake stands, hangings, bangles, light fittings and much, much more.

Maybe you have some old vintage china plates and saucers that you would like to recycle? Why not turn them into a pretty cake stand? Follow our simple steps to find out how...

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25th March 2013

Lucylou Designs Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring

Lucylou Designs used a 600 grit large diamond, Half Round file to level out the uneven base of this Botswana agate cabochon. The end result is a beautiful handmade sterling silver cocktail ring.

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24th March 2013

How to Drill Sea Glass

Mark your sea glass with your entrance and exit hole. Set up your water dish, either an ice cream tub or some form of solid tray with a piece of wood/rubber or blu-tac to hold the sea glass on whilst drilling...

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23rd March 2013

How to Drill Shell

If collected from the beach, wash your sea shells well in soapy water to remove any grit and sand and leave to dry. Mark your sea shell with where you want to begin drilling your hole. Set up your water dish...

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23rd March 2013

How to Drill Gemstones

Mark your gemstone with your entrance and exit hole (personal preference). Set up your water dish, either an ice cream tub, sandwich box or some form of solid tray with a piece of wood or blu-tac to hold the stone on whilst drilling. It will need to be deep enough to immerse your stone in. Select your drill bit, say 1mm and attach to your flex shaft/drill press...

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