- 3 hours
- Small pieces of beach glass are easier to find but harder to put to use. Here is a creative way to utilize them and learn to drill beach glass. This class will offer hands on experience with a flex shaft, how to properly use it and safety procedures. Students will learn how to drill several pieces a pendant! Students should be able to finish project.
ToolsSome tools will be provided by the instructor. Please refer to your registration.
Dust MaskA MUST if you want to drill shells and pearls. However, this is optional for classes with fumes such as etching and patinating. Classes that have a lot of dust do not require a mask, but it up to you if are you sensitive. (ie enameling.) Dust masks may be purchased at any hardware store.
Flex shaftRotary tool used for polishing, drilling, finishing, etc. Flex shafts are available for purchase new and gently used at the class. Pleased contact the instructor if are interested in purchasing one at the class as quantities are limited.
Basic hand tools – Any quality is appropriate for my classes. These do not need to be high end or expense.
Magnifier or Optivisor– For almost all classes this is listed as an “As Needed” tool. If you have sight challenges it is recommended that you are properly prepared. For advance stone setting classes this is required! If you decide to use reading glasses consider better than 2.5x.
Ott Light or Task LampThis is optional item that is listed for every class. It is up to you to determine whether or not you will need to have one depending on your vision.
Safety GlassesProtective Eye wear – All drilling classes require that you wear some sort of safety glasses. Will your eyeglasses be enough? This is a personal decision. Some students prefer to wear only their prescription glasses while others wear goggles over their glasses. These may be found in any hardware store.
Side CuttersAlso known as wire cutters or snippers. For many of my classes I prefer Ultra Flush side cutters because it eases the workload. Ultra flush is the most flush you can buy as opposed to just flush cutters. If you don't own a pair of Ultra Flush cutters, you may want to invest in a good pair either Lindstrom or Swanstrom. There is usually not a different in price between ultra and just flush cutters so why not just buy the best? The image shows just a side cutter (top) and ultra flush (bottom).
Super Grip GlovesOptional for all classes, but most have found these very helpful for drilling class and classes that require a lot filing sanding. Not only will they protect your hands, but the grip will allow you to hold onto the stones you are working with.