Friday, September 19, 2014

How to Make Carved Heart Stone Jewelry

This post is brought to you by Dremel.

Have you ever used a Dremel rotary tool in your crafting? I'll admit that I've been coveting one for a while and was so thrilled to be sent one to play with! I'm actually glad I didn't get one sooner so that I could have the new Dremel Micro 8050. 

The Micro 8050 is the most “brilliantly powerful” and precise cordless rotary tool that Dremel has ever produced. The Micro 8050 can cut, carve, engrave, sand, grind, sharpen, clean and polish—just like a traditional Dremel rotary tool but it's got an easy to hold grip that's similar to holding a pencil AND it has a small light that lights up the spot you're drilling. Awesome!

Why have I always wanted a Dremel rotary tool you ask? To drill holes in sea glass and rocks! So, of course, that's what I did - and I made this cute drilled heart necklace. It's actually super easy to make - it just takes a bit of time to drill a hole all the way through a rock. 


Some of the links in my supply lists may be affiliate links. 


Step 1: Mark
Use the felt tip marker to mark the approximate location of the three holes you'll drill to form your heart.

Step 2: Drill
Follow the instructions that came with your Dremel Micro 8050 to install the glass drilling bit. Place your rock on your wood piece to protect your work surface. 

Add a drop of cutting oil on one of the top dots, set your tool to 15 and gently press straight down with your bit. Pick up the tool, add another drop of oil if the spot you are drilling is now dry and repeat. Continue like this until you have drilled completely through your rock. It might take a while to drill each hole - and that's okay! Go slowly and let the tool do the work. Don't press down hard!

Repeat to drill the second top hole.

Drill the third (bottom) hole. Use the sides of the drill bit to rub away any pokey or jagged edges inside the heart outline.

Drill a hole at the top to hang it by.

Step 3: Clean up
Wash your drilled rock with soapy water to remove the cutting oil and slurry.

Step 4: String
String your rock on a thin piece of hemp or leather twine to wear around your neck.

I think these would make great gifts! 

You can purchase the Micro 8050 online at and for $89 USD.


Dremel wants to celebrate its fans’ brilliant projects, work and ideas! Now through October 12, share, tweet or post photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram that depict your brilliant ideas using the hashtag #MyBrilliantIdeaSweeps for the chance to win weekly prizes, including free tools and handmade gifts, or the grand prize: a custom-engraved Honda scooter and a Micro 8050. Visit for rules and to learn more.

Do you like this post? Consider subscribing to our weekly newsletter!

Sponsored post disclosure: I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own. See my full sponsored post and review policy for more information.


  1. What a great idea!Thanks for the tutorial. I honestly can't wait to make this. Hello Valentines Day!

  2. Hi Carissa, I loved this tutorial. I want to give it a try, but do you think a Dremel Engraver 290 JJ is good enough?
    Thank you, Paul

    1. I looked up the tool you have and it doesn't look like you can change out bits on yours. Is that right?

      For this project, you really need to use the exact bit I linked to so you would need a tool that could accomodate that.

      Good luck!


I love comments! I may not be able to respond to each one but I promise I read them all.

Please note that posts more than 10 days old have comment modification turned on so if you don't see your comment right away don't panic! It's probably waiting to be approved.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to My posts may contain affiliate links to products on Amazon. Thank you for supporting Creative Green Living.
Carissa's Creativity Space ( became Creative Green Living in February 2013. As such the watermarks on many of our old posts may reflect the previous site name.