How to Use TierraCast Eyelets With Leather and Alternative Cords

SKU VID-0570
Designer: Tracy Gonzales
In this video, Tracy Gonzales from TierraCast shows you how to use the TierraCast Eyelet Setter and Anvil to set their eyelets. This is a quick and easy cold connection method that looks fantastic and is perfect for use with leather and leather alternative cords and straps, including the Regaliz line of flat cork cord available from Beadaholique. Eyelets are similar to rivets, but have a hole at the center when finished, which gives a different look and also allows for hanging dangles or findings. For more information on working with Regaliz and other leather alternatives, view our Regaliz Product Guide.
Audio Transcript
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Hi everyone this is Tracy Gonzales with TierraCast and I'm here at beadaholique.com to show you how quick and easy it is to set our eyelets using the TierraCast eyelet setter and anvil eyelets are great cold connection. They're just a single component this is a 2.3 millimeter wide tube with the flange on one end and its open at the other. They come in three sizes, a 3.7 millimeter which is great for making holes in material that you can then link things to or for stacking other materials to it between up to 2.5 millimeters to three millimeter thick we also have these great washers to use in conjunction with the eyelets they're great for reinforcing your material if it's very softish and stretchy and also for adding thickness to a stack of materials and just for reinforcing if you're using real thick layers of materials. So the 3.7 is great for making those holes and for attaching materials between 2.5 to 3 millimeter the 5.3 attaches materials between 3 to 4.5 millimeters thick and the 6.8 millimeter stacks materials between 4.5 and 6 millimeters you can see that you can really get some nice thick stacks of materials the whole sizes you want to use with the eyelets are two millimeter which is the smallest setting on your standard leather punching pliers and 2.5 if you're using a real stiff material, that won't stretch as much the eyelet setter is created specifically for our eyelets and the eyelet anvil has this recessed area that holds the flange of the eyelet in place while you're setting it and I'll demonstrate the first thing I'm going to do is just punch a two millimeter hole in my material and I'm going to choose, I'm going to connect one of these components so I'm going to choose the middle-sized eyelet which is the 5.3 and I'm going to stack the component on first because I want to use the flange as the top I'll stack my component on there and then put that through the whole on my material I've chosen my eyelet length so that I have I'll about .5 to 1 millimeter showing through on the back, that's enough for it to set securely. Set the whole thing flange side down onto the anvil out the eyelet setter on top and hit it with a hammer a few times and I use a gentle touch with the eyelets and I rotate the setter around a little bit at an angle and there you go now with the concave component like this flower, you can see that it's kinda recessed, I'm actually going to set it the other way I'll show you why in a minute. I can use the shorter one for this component and I'm going to put that through from the back so that the flange is on the backside and then put my component onto the top and that's so that when I put the eyelet setter in there the shape of the flower won't get flattened, So again I just set the flange of the eyelet onto the anvil, set the setter on top of the tube and hit it with a hammer until it's set. There you go. They are really super easy and fun to use and again this is Tracy Gonzales with TierraCast, guest designer for beadaholique.com thanks for watching Go to www.beadaholique.com to purchase beading supplies and to get design ideas!

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