I'm all up for recycling and using every last scrap of my material if possible, and some of the best bits from our work processes can be cast aside, forgotten about or worse, binned!
Ordinarily, diamond core drills are used to create a hole in glass, ceramic or stone. However, many artists and scientists use them to extract the core of the drill bit rather than make the hole.
If you use the diamond core drill bits to make a hole, have you ever thought about doing something snazzy with those little bits of core debris that are left?
Alek Lindus from Infinity Stop makes beautiful jewellery from ....... and once she's drilled the hole in her pebble, she then collects the little bits of core and re-uses them to make stone Seed beads.
is I just wanted to show you a couple of great examples of how you can use those little bits of