How to Use Rivets in Jewelry

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Designer: Kathy Mannix
This Beadaholique video will introduce you to the tools and techniques used to make a really fun pendant using a simple riveting technique and our brass stampings.
Audio Transcript
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The first thing you need is a steel bench block and we have a rubber four by four block that goes underneath it to keep it from moving around and to buffer the sound. And you have the hole punch. These are parallel hole punchers that will punch a hole the perfect size for the rivet. Then we have flush cutters and you use flush cutters because it will leave a nice flat cut in your rivet. So that when you hammer it down it will splay out perfectly and not in a big blob. I use a ball pein hammer that's my preference. This is a riveting ball pein hammer. Then we have a swiss hammer that other people like. You use a sharpie marker to make a dot for the center of your project. The first thing I'm going to do is lay my brass blank on the steel block and try to find the center to make a little dot. Then you take your parallel hole punch and you punch on the very top of the hole that you just made with the sharpie marker. Now you're going to take and ensemble your design. The first thing that I'm going to do is take the flower washer and put it on, then the brass, stamping and the white stamping, then the yellow. And then I'm going to place it in the center hole that I just punched. Flip it upside down. Just kind of slide it on top of that steel bench across. You're going to take your flush cutter and cut it down to about a sixteenth of an inch. And I take my ball pein hammer on the flat side. So after you're done with your riveting, you can flip this design over and see exactly what you finished. And here's your finished product. Go to Beadaholique.com for all of your beading supply needs!

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