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Drilling Swarovski?

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I've drilled glass successfully before with fine diamond tipped drill bits used in a rotary tool, with the glass in question on a piece of styrofoam to dampen vibrations, under water for constant lubrication, and tweezers to hold in place. However, what I drilled was sea glass, you may find this works for fine glass crystal, or not.

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It should work in theory, the trick is holding the crystal. and drilling at low speed to avoid thermal shock.

Water may not be enough at high speeds, if you have a drill press it may be a good option at low speed.  

widget supply has decent abrasive bits.

Forcing the bit will surely damage the stone so back it out often and make sure your bit has not gummed up with ditrus.

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Have you considered wire-wrapping? It may not match you design aesthetic, but could be done so the wire creates your attachment points. It would take some creativity, to be sure, but something else to consider.

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