A set of seashell wind chimes is a great reminder of a summer vacation at the shore. Kids and adults love to collect shells, and here's something creative to do with them!
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I'm making my mother a sea shell wind chime for Mother's Day. Does anyone have any ideas on how I could put a small hole in the shells without breaking them?
You have too use a small drill bit & you have too turn it by hand or the shell will break. Have fun now they are fun too make.
I found it easy to use a dremel tool, to drill the holes in the shells. It works pretty good
Use a VERY small drill bit and drill a hole.
I just used a glover. This is a three sectioned pointed needle used with leather. My crab shell did not break due to the sharpness of the needle.
Drill holes in shell with a dremmel drill. I purchased my at the big box stores Home Depot bc I wanted a lot of shells.
Get a shell that you like.Put hole in shell at the top. Drill hole with your new drill.Make sure you hole drill tight in the same spot and your drilled new hole should be ready to go.Also tip for you ,put something like a piece of old carpet underneath when you are drilling...
use a dremel tool with diamond bits...shells are very hard and this way works real well for small holes..
How does one drill holes in sea shells to string them to make a wind chime?
With a dremel tool
This craft is a good one for a Bible school class. The Bible mentions several times the making of a joyful noise in praise of God. This is a page about joyful noise sea chimes.
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