The 3/16"-diameter eyelets are intended for use in leather working (including leather bracelets and other leather jewelry), while thinner diameters are better suited for metalworking, mixed media jewelry, and other small mixed media designs. But we won't judge you if you use them for something other than their original purpose.
Some things to know...
- If you use the smaller (1/16"-diameter and 3/32"-diameter) eyelets with leather or fabric, you'll need a washer of some type to keep the tiny eyelet from pulling through the soft material. (You might not consider leather soft, but it is, when compared to metal.)
- Raw brass eyelets are perfect for use with raw copper and raw brass jewelry blanks, and perfectly fit the center holes in a wide variety of gear blanks, both on our website and elsewhere in Steampunk land.