Here at Rio, we’re all jewelry nerds. We love to follow jewelry websites and blogs written by jewelers. One trend we’ve noticed gaining popularity is drilling stone and glass as a way of adding nature to jewelry designs. On a daily basis, our Tech Team recommends flex shafts, drill presses, and hand-held motors for drilling into stones. With the right equipment, some practice, and a handful of stones, you too can be on your way to incorporating nature’s beauty into your work.
One of the best tutorials we’ve seen on the web for drilling stones is by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts. She lays down all the basics of how to create your own eye-catching drilled stones. Check out Jenny’s tutorial on drilling beach stones. It takes you step-by-step through the entire process. Even lovelier, she uses our diamond core bits to get the job done.
Thanks Jenny for writing such great instructions! I think I’m going to go drill some rocks right now.