Drilling

Adding Findings to your Resin Creations

There are many ways you can add findings to your resin creations, turning them into jewelry, accessories, buttons, or decorative items like the ones shown below. 

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Drill a hole:

You can drill holes into or through your resin pieces.  Then you can either glue in an eye-screw, or add a jumpring or a wire through the hole.  If your piece is clear, drill at an angle so the finding will hide the white drill line.

If your piece is colored, you can drill straight in and then glue in an eye-screw finding.

Embed findings in resin:

Once your piece is made, you can add another thin layer of resin to the back and embed a finding, to make a bail or link, or turn your pieces into all types of jewelry, buttons, and decorative pieces, like the handles below. 

Glue on flat-back bails:

A drop or two of resin is the very best way to create a permanent, waterproof bond, but if you don't have any handy you can also use E6000 or another strong adhesive.

Wire wrap your pieces:

 

Finish your resin creations using headpins and jumprings as findings:

 

 

 

In this how-to video, you can fast-forward to 11:38 for a focus on findings:

 

 

And here's a demo of clean and easy drilling with our Spring Drill:

 

 


DRILLING RESIN: How Do I Make Holes In My Pieces?

Our Little Windows Starter Kit includes a Spring Drill which is the perfect tool for making small holes in your resin (or wood). The kit comes with 1 drill bit which is 1.2mm.  The Spring Drill is also available individually, and includes 3 drill bits (1mm, 1.2mm, 1.5mm).  

This drill is easy to use and will not cause hand fatigue.  It works by moving the handle up and down, which turns the drill bit.

SPRING DRILL DEMO:

 

If you have any trouble fitting the drill bits into the collets, watch this video:

 

The original Little Windows Kit comes with a mini-hand drill which works by pushing down on the end and twisting it through your resin. 

 

If you plan on making more than a few, you can also use a power drill like the Creative Power Drill, or a Dremel tool with a #60 or 61 drill bit.

 

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