Jewelry Holes Made Easy
Drilling a hole in baked clay doesn't have to be hard. The right size drill bit and an easy to use pin vise to hold it makes it easy to do.
The key is to hold the piece correctly and drill slowly.
Using a support block helps to steady the clay piece so that you don't inadvertently press too hard and snap the clay in half. I use a rubber block, but a small wood block (like those used for stamps) because it will allow my drill to go all the way thru the clay and not damage the drill bit tip. You could also use the Linda's Turnabout, but place a thin piece of foam or rubber on top to protect the drill bit.
You also want to be sure to drill the hole no closer than 1/8" or 4-5mm from the edge. Adjust your findings accordingly and there will be no chance of breaking.
I love to drill with this hand powered set. It is easy and not a strain on my hand at all!
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