Power Tools: Not Just for Boys

A girl can never have too many power tools. I know, I know. Most girls are into fashion and makeup and sparkle and glitter and all that jazz. Not me. I could spend hours on end perusing the power tool section at the hardware stores. I can't last 5 minutes in the mall. My husband is the luckiest man on earth.

One of my recent tool purchases (to the delight of my husband) is a drill press. He's been wanting a drill press for as long as I've known him. Apparently he was just waiting for me to suggest adding one to the workshop.

A drill press isn't required to bring my glass work to the next level, but it certainly helps. I tried drilling a hole with a hand drill once. Once was enough. The press makes it much more precise. And I'm less likely to drill through my finger.


I absolutely love the new finish the drilled holes give the pendants. I personally feel it adds another level of sophistication and refinement. With holes I can finish them off with fine sterling silver wire instead of silver plated bails. And the durability cannot be beat.

There are still a couple shapes that actually look better with the glue-on bails and I will continue to use them in my work. But you can expect to see a lot more pieces done with drilled holes and fine silver. Hope you like them!

These will all be listed in my Etsy store sometime this week.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Recovery Road

Winter Sabbatical

Color Families