how do I drill holes in quartz for jewelry?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    You might want to check out http://www.lapidaryjournal.com/. They have turorials for jewelry making and working with rocks.

    Here is a site that sells the drills and bits you need:

    http://www.ukam.com/core_drills_lapidary.htm

    There are many others. As far as specific technique, it probably depends on the size and shape of your crystal.

  • 1 decade ago

    You need to have a very small drill bit that is made especially for jewlery, and the key is to drill slow,...don't go fast or you will break the quartz apart. Plus don't put alot of body weight or pressure on the drill, it will have the same affect. Just go slow and easy pressure and use a sharp but delicate drill bit, try looking in your local craft store, or even maybe a glass drill bit could work if it was delicate enough! Hope that helps!

  • 1 decade ago

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