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Jinx

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Pearl drill
« on: November 09, 2011, 10:40:35 AM »
Hi All,

Anyone who knows, where to get a peal drill.

I'm the lucky person to trawel a lot in Asia and have bought a lot of wonderfull freswater pearl - but the hols in these are so, so small so I need to enlarge them.

In Asia I saw some of the pearl Girls, using a tiny drill to do this.

I the hope that someone can help.

Thanks Jinx
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Re: Pearl drill
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2011, 10:54:11 AM »
Hi Jinx

Not sure about what type of drills you can use for pearls. I sell teeny micro drill bits in the online store, but I've no experience in using those on pearls I'm afraid. I've often heard of people using a bead reamer to enlarge the holes in freshwater pearls too though.

As for recommendations, our No Commercial Links policy here at the forum means that people cannot recommend specific vendors on the thread, but I am sure if anyone knows of a good supplier, they can send you a Private Message about it.

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Re: Pearl drill
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2011, 06:25:18 PM »
Hi Emma,

Sorry, I read the guidelines, and didn't tink of the vendor thing, but just wanted to ask..

what is the name of the bits you mentioned, maybe they are usefull?

Sorry again..

Jinx
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Re: Pearl drill
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2011, 08:43:00 PM »
The microfine drill bits are just called that, you can find them in my store.

They range in size - but I don't know if they would be suitable for drilling pearls. I sell them mostly for polymer clayers who want to use the drill bits by hand to make holes in baked clay

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Re: Pearl drill
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2011, 05:43:16 PM »
The microfine drill bits are just called that, you can find them in my store.

They range in size - but I don't know if they would be suitable for drilling pearls. I sell them mostly for polymer clayers who want to use the drill bits by hand to make holes in baked clay

Emma

Thanks Emma,

This is exactly what I was looking for  ;)

They will go in the basket at my next order..

I believe that this is what the Pearl Girls in Phillipines are using for treading there pearl when making finishing work on necklasese.

I have to set in some pictures of "my" shopping heaven place in Phillipines - These pictures are only this on Stall (is that wat you call this?) this one is number 14o+ !!!!!
And they sell pearls, beads, jemstone anything for jewelery, good thing I havn't started claying at this time..
My husband would NOT have been able to carrie so much waight, not to speak of overload in the flight..
I have to have some ekstra spare kiloes next trip... How that's going to happend  :-[

I meant, I would like to,  but I can figurer out - how to get them from the attach section to this actual post.. Please  :-[ :-[
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Re: Pearl drill
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2011, 06:50:53 PM »
Apparently it work, so I just post another 2 pic.

Love this place - Go there several times when we are in Manila, and the husband is always a bit scarred of much stuff, I'm bringing back..

 :) :)
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Re: Pearl drill
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2011, 08:05:19 PM »
Wow!!! That looks amazing!!!!
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Re: Pearl drill
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2011, 09:32:26 PM »
Wow!!! That looks amazing!!!!

It is, if you can imagine to make a hole in it, and wear it, They have it.
Salt and fresh water Pearls, in all sizes, color and shapes.
All types of crystals, in all colors and sizes.
All natural types of jemstone both real and semi.

If this was not enough to drive anyone nuts.. It's actualy quite resonable in priceing.

I have to go balistic next time I there.

Jinnie
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Re: Pearl drill
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2011, 11:59:05 AM »
Wow!  Looks like bead heaven to me!   :) Mel