03 April 2017

Drilling Small Holes in Jewelry

Bullseye Glass Quick Tip:

While teaching jewelry workshops, we get this question a lot... "What is the most effective way to drill a small hole in my pendant?" It seems like a simple question but it can cause a lot of stress to both the student, and the glass.

This Quick Tip shows you how to do in three easy to follow steps.

In our studio, we generally make at least 8 holes in 4-6 mm thick fused glass before changing to a new bit. With use, you’ll notice that a drill bit doesn't work as effectively. If a piece breaks while drilling, this may indicate that it's time to replace a bit.