Do you ever go to the Home Improvement Store or Tile Shop and drool over the specialty glass tiles? Well I do. I would love to re-do my bathroom with mosaic tiles, but for now the cost is a little out of reach. I wondered if there was another way to bring these little beauties into my life without breaking the bank.
I received these tile samples from a rep at Interstyle Tile. They specialize in unique and specialty tile. The tile they sell is pretty expensive so I was excited to get some free samples. I wasn't sure what to do with them though. There weren't enough to make a mosaic or use for a table top (or redo my bathroom). I was trying to think out the box and thought they might make a cool necklace! My Dremel tool would be perfect for this project! I could use the diamond drill bit to drill a hole through the tile.
Just a side note- my personal opinion; if you are thinking about purchasing a new tool and already have the basics; a drill, mitre saw and sander you might want to consider a Dremel. They are so versatile! I've used mine for so many things I never thought I would. I was lucky enough to get one for my birthday. My husband knows me to well. Anyway just a thought...
To begin I taped the edge I was going to drill through. This will help the glass from shattering.
I just want to stop a moment and mention safety again. Dremel doesn't recommend drilling through glass but it works so I do it.
Sadness- this is why Dremel doesn't recommend using the drill on glass. It can break. Tear..
Anyway I drilled straight down with minimal pressure. As in my previous glass cutting experience with the wine glasses I stopped every few minutes to dip the Dremel and the tile in water to keep them cool.
Some progress. It took about 10-15 minutes for me to drill the whole way through. Patience is the key.
Ugh- this picture didn't turn out well but it supposed to show the hole drilled all the way through. But success it worked!!
The finished necklace! I think its sassy and original. Where else could you get a necklace like this?
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