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« on: May 01, 2009 06:07:58 PM »

My mom collects blue willow dishes and with my baby brother (nick named "Baby Bam-Bam") I have saved a few bits and peices that match in not only shape but coloration.
I would like to turn them into earrings. I know I need to sand the edges so they aren't sharp but does anyone know what kind of bit I'd need on my dremil to drill a hole in the top of the pieces?
Or how about sanding do I need to do it by hand or can I use my dremil for that too? I have different grits of sanding heads for it.
Any tips would be awesome!
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2009 02:17:11 AM »

i dont know anything  bout the sanding or drilling... but maybe you could wire wrap them with blue wire? that would be pretty
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2009 10:13:18 AM »

you should be able to use a ceramic or diamond drill bit to make holes--keep it wet while drilling
as for sanding edges, i would think the dremel would work for that as well--but i would think you could certainly do it by hand

the wire wrapping would avoid the need to drill holes, but you may want to option of just using a simple jump ring through the hold instead.

i've seen a site, can't remember where it was, and the lady  used pieces of porcelain from old or antique dishes to make them

good luck!
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2009 05:56:02 PM »

you should be able to use a ceramic or diamond drill bit to make holes--keep it wet while drilling
as for sanding edges, i would think the dremel would work for that as well--but i would think you could certainly do it by hand

the wire wrapping would avoid the need to drill holes, but you may want to option of just using a simple jump ring through the hold instead.

i've seen a site, can't remember where it was, and the lady  used pieces of porcelain from old or antique dishes to make them

good luck!
theresa


Thanks I was wondering about keeping it wet or not. Smiley And I totally want jump rings. Wire wrapping is something I'm horrible at also my baby brother likes to grab my earrings so I want them nice and smooth. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2009 04:07:09 PM »

http://www.homeenvy.com/db/7/67.html#ceramic
this link shows how to drill a plate to make a clock--the home page does recommend a lubricant to keep the bit from over heating

http://www.mamasminerals.com/lmrhftumblingdrilling.html
this link tells how to drill in glass, stone etc, and she uses a dremel and a diamond drill bit either 1.2 mm or 1.5 mm size---read the page and then adjust it for your piece

good luck and hope you have a pretty set of jewelry when finished!
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2009 06:59:31 PM »

http://www.homeenvy.com/db/7/67.html#ceramic
this link shows how to drill a plate to make a clock--the home page does recommend a lubricant to keep the bit from over heating

http://www.mamasminerals.com/lmrhftumblingdrilling.html
this link tells how to drill in glass, stone etc, and she uses a dremel and a diamond drill bit either 1.2 mm or 1.5 mm size---read the page and then adjust it for your piece

good luck and hope you have a pretty set of jewelry when finished!
Smiley theresa
Bookmarked! Thanks so much!
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2009 03:45:22 PM »

no problem!!  i always find interesting stuff when i'm trying to help someone else find something!

adds to my bookmarks too!

good luck with your jewelry!
Smiley theresa
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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2009 04:20:59 PM »

no problem!!  i always find interesting stuff when i'm trying to help someone else find something!

adds to my bookmarks too!

good luck with your jewelry!
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I am the same way! Once I get my bit I will make sure to post pictures when I finish!
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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2009 01:25:08 AM »

There's an amazing shop on Etsy, this woman who make jewellery out of broken porcelain plates &c, and I think she solders the edges. They're amazing, I'll see if I can find the link.
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