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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.
How to Drill Through Plates
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...
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...
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...
Lovely sea pottery and sea glass necklace for Valentines Day by Silver Scatterings
7 Quick Tips for Holding your Glass and Stone Whilst Drilling
Suggestions of what you could use to rest on whilst drilling a hole, making jewellery or glass engraving.
Arachnophobia by Lesley Pyke Glass Engraving Ltd
Lesley Pyke used diamond high speed FG dental burrs to engrave this spider onto glass...
Rock Solid By Carlo G Verda
The pebble used in this design was just one I picked up from the beach and was not particulary hard. I used a small cutting disk to shape the curved edges for the roof and a 6mm core drill for the central hole.
Lesley Pyke Glass Engravings
Lesley Pyke used our Diamond High Speed FG Dental Burs to carve and engrave these two beautiful pieces of work. The first picture shows the Cone (Coarse) bur in use to carve away the glass, creating a scalloped type effect edge. The second picture...