Turquoise is very soft, so care is needed when drilling. Whichever method you choose, please wear eye protection, a dust mask and use water to flush the area where you are making the hole. Water will keep the dust to a minimum and reduce the heat from the friction of the drill. It will also clean out the hole, allowing the bit to work faster.
- Maura Buckner Jewelry-Making Expert
Products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® are intended for experienced jewelry-makers and designer-artists; children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.
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