Sea Shell Wind Chime Instructions

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?


Thanks to anyone who can help,
Brittany from Florida

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By Joyce (Guest Post)
May 6, 20050 found this helpful

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.

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By connie. (Guest Post)
May 28, 20050 found this helpful

I found it easy to use a dremel tool, to drill the holes in the shells. It works pretty good

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By Lori (Guest Post)
November 30, 20060 found this helpful

Use a VERY small drill bit and drill a hole.

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September 21, 20180 found this helpful

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...

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By MotherBear (Guest Post)
January 25, 20090 found this helpful

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.


For thicker shells, ie: mussels, etc. use a fine drill bit. These have worked for me. Good luck.

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January 26, 20170 found this helpful

drummel tool is the best

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