It's relatively inexpensive, easy to find and looks amazing.
Now many times you'll see it incorporated into various projects wrapped in wire. Instead of wrapped in wire, I am going to show you how to drill a hole in the sea glass ~ or any glass for that matter.
Drill a Hole in
You'll need a few supplies before we can begin:
Rotary Tool - Dremel is one maker but any brand will do.
Diamond Tip Rotary Tool Bit - These bits are very inexpensive (4.00-8.00 a set) and if used correctly, they will last a long time.
Wood Block (to protect your work surface)
Masking Tape (optional)
1. Place the sea glass on your wood block.
2. (optional) If you're unsure about holding the rotary tool steady to start your hole you may place a piece of masking tape where you will be drilling. This will give the drill bit a "tooth" to grab hold of and keep it from slipping.
3. Mist your sea glass with a bit of water. By doing so you will keep the drill bit tool and extend it's life.
4. Turn on the rotary tool to it's lowest speed.
5. Hold the sea glass still with one hand and gently lower the rotary tool/bit where you would like the hole. (NOTE: If you used the masking tape to start your hole ~ remove it as soon as you have the hole started.) Don't worry if the water turns white as you're drilling (as shown in the photo). This is just the bits of sea glass that is being drilled away.
Continue drilling until your bit comes out the back of the piece of sea glass.
6. Clean the glass dust/water from your piece of sea glass with soap and water.
This is the base for my sea glass necklace.
You can see that I drilled 3 holes in the main piece and wired on an extra small piece of sea glass.
Tomorrow we'll embellish the sea glass and finish off the necklace.
Be sure to stop back in to see the finished project!