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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2007 08:22:28 AM »

I absolutely LOVE that. 

I tend to forget that simple is good.  Thank you for bringing me back to reality!

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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2007 05:29:52 AM »

I know for sure!! Grin

I used to make shell jewelry allll the time, and this is the best way that I have found- find a hand-operated drill, the old kind your great-grandparents probably used (yes they still sell them, but someone you know probably has one) and have someone hold the shell still for you while you VERY SLOWLY drill through the thickest part of the shell. Works like magic! Just don't push TOO hard or the shell will break.

BTW, the hole in the shell you made the necklace out of was probably made by a hungry bird. Cool, no?

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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2007 06:29:44 PM »

Actually..the hole was most likely made by a snale...they drill the holes and "suck" the food out through it... a bird would have probably cracked the shell.
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2007 03:37:00 AM »

Last week or so I drilled holes in like 30 shells.  A few I pressed too hard and they did crack.  I just used a smaller power drill with a small bit and went to town.  I think the trick is to not push, but let the drill do it's work. 

I live 5 blocks from the beach here in Puerto Rico and I have shells coming out my....well you know.   Wink 

I love yours.  I have a shell from one of the kids I had in daycare YEARS ago that I did something similar to and I love, love, love it. One of my favorites.   
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2007 05:23:58 AM »

Actually..the hole was most likely made by a snale...they drill the holes and "suck" the food out through it... a bird would have probably cracked the shell.

Could have been a snail, but it depends on the bird- there are many that are quite good at "drilling" a hole in the shell instead of cracking it.

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