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    Hi all

    I have come across some gorgeous tumble stones, Rose Quartz and Green aveturine (sp)

    they are perfect for pendants, but the problem is, they are not drilled. Has anyone had any success drilling these, or know of any ideas how to mount them onto bails.

    I tried wire-wrapping, didn't work

  • #2
    drilling them does require a bit of skill and alot of patience

    you could try flat pendant pads ....if the stones have a flat bit you could glue them on with some strong glue

    i've done this with some quartz slices and they do look quite nice

    hth
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    • #3
      Originally posted by beckyboo View Post
      drilling them does require a bit of skill and alot of patience

      you could try flat pendant pads ....if the stones have a flat bit you could glue them on with some strong glue

      i've done this with some quartz slices and they do look quite nice

      hth
      Thats what I was thinking, do you know where I can get them from, and what is the best glue to use

      (sorry for sounding stupid but I have only been doing this for a short while)

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      • #4
        http://stores.sparklesgroup.co.uk/it...itemid=4213149

        these have them and there are quite a few on ebay , some with double bails and some with single

        a strong epoxy glue should work , something like E6000 it is a bit expensive but lasts for ages and is can be very useful in jewellery making,as you can also use it for glueing cabochons in place etc

        hope that helps
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        my misi shop http://ticketyboo.misi.me.uk
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        • #5
          Hi

          We sell undrilled tumble polished stones (like you mentioned) but also some drilled tumble polished stones that you can simply hang on thong or cord as a pendant. You can use a bell cap to glue onto undrilled tumble polished stones too, but you will need to choose a stone that is the right sort of shape - preferably with a pointed end that will fit well into the bell cap. Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy glue is a really good strong glue for this sort of thing.

          But there are a lot of really interesting things that you can do with wire wrapping around tumble polished stones, which are quite simple and look very effective. The Mark Lareau book All Wired Up is great and has some really inspiring ideas and projects doing this sort of thing. Using this sort of idea you can turn something from just a simple tumbled stone into a very special and unique pendant just using some silver wire... This is the sort of thing that takes a little practice, but I'm sure once you've seen some ideas and seen how good it can look, it'll be worth it! (someone recently posted some photos of their work doing something similar on the forum, which were really beautiful, but I can't remmeber who it was...)

          Hope this helps

          Hannah
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