These eyelets 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 eyelets can also be used without Crafted Findings' tools, with just a jewelry-sized ball pein or riveting hammer, and a few common tools. These eyelets are already cut to length, so they save you a lot of time over making your own eyelets from tubing.
Not sure how to set eyelets, or which rivets and eyelets are best for your purposes? See 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.
What Length Eyelets to Order:
The ideal Crafted Findings eyelet 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 safest to use an eyelet that is a bit too long. Eyelet assortments are a great way to get started, then follow up by ordering specific lengths as needed.
See the Crafted Findings Riveting Size Chart
for size guidelines in both millimeters and inches.
See Related Products links (below) for similar items and additional jewelry-making supplies that are often used with this item.