You can also use a fine drill bit fitted to a rotary tool or Foredom® flexshaft. Using caution, drill each pearl halfway, from one direction, then from the other direction working all the way through the hole, while holding the pearl in a shallow dish of water. The water will keep the drill bit cool, flush the water out of the hole as you are enlarging it and keep the dust to a minimum. Also consider wearing a dust mask to prevent inhaling any airborne dust created when drilling. There are a couple of other solutions you may enjoy:
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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