Hello - I’m a hobbyist beader who prefers but also work in
glass. My dilemma lies in my love affair with agates and jasper. I
have some great polished rocks that I would love to have a
lengthwise hold drilled ALL THE WAY THROUGH the center so I could
make a focal bead out of it. Now, I’ve become very aware that if
you want to clear out a room of lapidary people at a party, just
asked, "how do I drill a hole lengthwise through a polished rock."
I know it must take a diamond bit and a lot of persistance, but I
know it can be done because I’ve purchased many gemstone beads with
holes in them. So, I would really appreciate someone offering up
the “secret process” that seems to strike fear into the hearts of
other rockhounds. Remember, your responding to an individual that
has trouble negotiating the proper placement of a nail in a wall for
adequate picture hanging. Thanks in advance.