How do you drill clay beads?

Bead pins are thin, stiff, pointed wires which easily pierce raw polymer clay beads. Bake the beads on the pins, removing the pins after baking. If you need a larger hole, just enlarge the hole with a drill after baking. The small hole created by the bead pins makes it easy to drill straight.

What drill do you use for polymer clay?

All you need is some inexpensive drill bits made for wood, since polymer clay is soft and easy to drill through. You can find drill bits in the hardware store or even the dollar store. Purchases the sizes of drill bits that you will need.

How do you make a bead hole bigger without a reamer?

You don’t have to purchase a bead reamer. A few things you can use: a safety pin, a toothpick, a paper clip or bobby pin, darning needle, anything with a point that will slide through the beading hole easily.

What does a twist drill bit do?

Twist drill bits are used for drilling through anything from wood to plastic to metal products, but not masonry and concrete products. However, their primary use is for drilling through metal.

Can you drill air dry clay?

While air-dry epoxy clays harden the best (and fastest)—becoming tough enough to drill holes in it without creating cracks—other air-dry clays can be fragile and prone to cracking.

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