These rivets and the Crafted Findings riveting tools are designed to be used together. Crafted Findings tools are excellent, and can help you quickly achieve a clean look and very secure join in your riveted multi-layer metal jewelry or small mixed media projects.
These rivets can also be used without Crafted Findings' tools, with just a jewelry-sized ball pein or riveting hammer, and a steel block or scrap square of 2x4". These rivets are already cut to length, so they save you a lot of time over making your own wire rivets.
Not sure how to rivet, or which rivets are best for your purposes? See the Related Products tab for a link to "Riveting 101". It explains just about everything you need to know, so you can get started making riveted metal or leather jewelry or other small riveted artworks. If you rivet them slightly loosely, you can even create moving, articulated jewelry.
What Length Rivets (or Eyelets) to Order:
The ideal Crafted Findings rivet length is approximately 1mm (1/32" - 1/16") longer than the total thickness of the pieces you are riveting. If in doubt (textured metal, imprecise measurements, etc.), it's best to go for a rivet that is a bit too long. Rivet assortments are a great way to get started, then follow up by ordering specific lengths as needed.
This reference chart is a rough guide to help you decide which rivet lengths are likely to work best for new projects.
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