Hi Folks! At a recent gem show I picked up a large closeout lot of
half drilled gem balls (9 and 10 mm) that were half-drilled. Not
something I’d normally go for, but it was literally a steal. Upon
examination, I discovered the the holes appeared to be core drilled…
the holes are a whopping 3.25mm in diameter. Much larger than your
typical post. I have a couple ideas about what I can do with them, but
one nagging question remains.
It seems to me that if they were drilled this way, it must have been
for a reason. Does anyone know why gem balls would be drilled with
such a large hole???
P.S. One of my ideas is to use tubing to fabricate a post… another
is to slice off the front half of the beads to make cabs, but I’ve
certainly got plenty of those already!
Thanks in advance,
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans’ Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)