How to Drill Pebbles and small beach or garden stones by Eternal Tools. This follow along tutorial is full of tips and makes drilling holes into pebbles nice and easy. It shows the equipment you'll need, top tips along the way and some inspiring work by other artists who use pebbles and stones in their jewellery and craft work.
from Authentic Arts | Nature Art and Jewelry by Jenny Hoople
How To Drill Small Beach Stones
Want to learn how to drill holes in beach stones? Well, I’ve got good news for you: drilling small river stones is easy and I’m happy to tell you how it’s done! I had been making this Natural Stone Jewelry for several months with pre-drilled stones that I purchased from fellow Etsy artisans. It took... Read more »
1. High speed rotary tool - (ie. a Dremel. I got the Dremel 4000, high performance, I figure that since drilling stone is heavy duty work, it’s a good idea to have a heavy duty tool!) 2. Hollow, diamond-tipped coring bits – These are much faster and effective for drilling holes in pebbles than a solid drill bit. There’s also less chance that you’ll break the stone when drilling and it’s much much faster! Not only do solid drill bits drill more slowly, you’d need to drill a small hole and…