Thursday, March 14, 2013

Brewing for Sometime

You know when you have an idea in your head......but have no education or equipment to do what you want.

Well that is how it is in Jewelry Design!

It is an expensive hobby and honestly it has taken me years to get to the inventory that I need to be highly creative without having to always order something. That being said, I don't have all the tools or the education.

Well my good friend Jeff Plath from NonNecessities of Life Taylors Falls Bead Store helped me out with that.  I was up shopping and he told me we were going drilling!!!!!!  He knew I wanted to learn so he took me to his home studio.  He taught me all his tricks for drilling stone.

Well I may have changed one way I decided to do this.  It is very straining on your wrist to  to drill holes with a flex shaft.  One of my purchases in 2012 was my dremel and a drill press that you can attach it to.

So I have been on a bit of a drilling mania.

So these are some of the pieces of jewelry that I have made with them already.....3 of these bracelet have already sold.

I love the ammonite button on this one.

Lovely Mermaid button by the Green Girl Company.

My holes aren't perfect but I am learning and I think they look great in the designs even with some small in nature.

I do love the Green Girl Buttons in these designs and will definitely be adding more of those in the future.

Thanks Jeff for helping me out with the education!!!!!  Rio Grand helped me with the bits....well I had to buy them of course.  

I am sure there will be more designs that will come out of my newly developing knowledge of drilling stone....hmmmm maybe some metal like this that is etched!!!! Or some pendants!

You can find my designs here.

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  1. These are awesome! So inspiring. Makes me want the learn how to drill stone, I do have a dremel....may need to get a drill press! Really beautiful designs.

  2. gorgeous designs - I enjoyed reading about your adventure in drilling, thanks for sharing !! See you soon at BSBP reveals.

  3. These are super cool - I really love your designs!! I should try drilling some stone, or let the hubs do it. I've only done shells and pearls, and half the time I break them!! It is fun to learn new things, especially if someone's actually showing you, isn't it?!

    1. I had a great time learning. It doesn't seem so threatening when you have someone holding your hand!

  4. Great bracelets! Love your style!

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  5. These bracelets are amazing, so unique and beautiful!