Tuesday, 10 January 2012


Have had a bit of a try with my new dremel this weekend, I thought I would practice on a black and white pendent I made when I was trying to learn how to make a hole running through the top edge using rolled up thinfire paper.. it didn't quite work that time so I decided it would be my test subject... I'm really pleased with how it turned out, apart from the scratches around the edge of the hole where the drill skittered a bit at the start (I'm putting that down to nerves!) it looks really neat :D I'm going to have to get some different sized drill bits so I can make a variety of different things.
Kind of embarrassing, but it took me a while to figure out how to change the drill bits, I tried reading the instructions but .. well its either me or they aren't that clear. Saying that, I was a bit over excited about playing with my new toy and rushed a bit.

Have spent an hour or two this afternoon cutting glass. I have used dichoric (ooo pretty!) and want to make some smallish squares that I can drill and hang from a chain.. that's the plan anyway! I haven't used dichoric before but have always wanted to as it looks so gorgeous.
This pic was taken a few hours ago, right now they are being fired and tomorrow morning I'll know if it has gone ok or turned out a bit of a disaster.

Have a great week!



  1. It does look really neat! And I hope the others turn out ok :) x

  2. Good luck, hope they turn out ok and look forward to seeing the end result!

  3. That looks great but I know what you mean about little scratches, you can try this...when you first start the hole, hold the bit at a slight angle to the glass, it's less likely to scratch or 'skate' let the bit eat into the glass a tiny bit, then raise it slowly to a straight up and down position.
    Sometimes a little piece of masking tape will keep the bit from 'skating' until it bites into the glass enough to stay in place. Also dont forget that if you need to do a bigger hole you need to start off with a small pilot hole. I think that practice is the key. I still find it awkward to change the bit in my dremel so you're not the only one. :)
    Gosh I do go on don't I.

    Jan x