Polished River Rocks Necklace

polished river rocks

If you are person who just love to create original gifts, then this kind of thing will be Ideal occupation for you and perfect gift for others who love you because you are what you are.

To made Necklace, first you must go out in nature, where you can find nice stones. River bands were always good place for collectors and taking river stones from there will not get you in trouble. So first thing is to collect nice stones.

How to chose correct stones? Well, that is on you and your imagination.

After you have collected enough stones, it is time to go home and start drilling wholes in them. This is hardest thing because drilling whole in small stone is long process and you can’t use hammer drill. Hammer drills crush stone, and you don’t need crushed stone, you need stone with nice edges. What you are going to need is: Drill on stand, concrete drill bits, shallow and wide bucket for water, board on which you can fix stones and grit. Place bucket filled with some of water below drill and inside put board with fixed stone. Bucket should be filled with water just to cover stone. When is drill on right position you can put some grit over stone and start drilling. Drill should be set on smallest number of turns per second. Be patient when drilling wholes, it can last longer then expected.

After you have finished drilling wholes, you need to polish stones.

Stone polishing is also long process but doesn’t require your presence. For stone polishing you can buy cheap machine or make one.

Machine is similar to old gramophone put on side with glued plastic bottle in middle.

Fill plastic bottle with stones water and four spoons of grit, close it and start gramophone to work for seven days.

After seven days change water and wash grit from stones, again fill bottle with stones and water but  this time use nicer grit, and start it again for  but just for three days.

Even on first step (after seven days) stones are polished but if you want to make them perfect, use four types of grit and every next round of polishing should be with softer grit.

After 12 days stone should be perfectly polished and ready for necklace. Now is on you how you will line stones and colors of stones and make conections.

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