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Eyelets are sometimes called "tube rivets", and many of the same tools and methods are used to set both eyelets and wire rivets. For the tools that work with each size/ style of eyelet, click into the "Related Products" tab of the item.
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 and small mixed media designs. But we won't judge you if you use them for something other than their original purpose.
If you use the skinnier (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 soft material.
Raw brass eyelets are excellent for use with raw copper and raw brass jewelry blanks, and our 1/16" and 3/32" diameters perfectly fit the center holes in a wide variety of gear blanks, both on our website and elsewhere.
Tubing can be cut to desired length (with a jeweler's saw). A tube-cutting jig makes it easy to create consistent lengths, and nice straight cuts. See traditional wire riveting tools.
The original Crafted Findings tool (and EZ-Rivet tool) can be used with many 1/16" and 3/32" piercing and setting attachments to set rivets and eyelets in items that total approx. 0.5mm to 6mm (1/32" - 1/4") thick.
The long reach tool can be used with many 1/16" and 3/32" metal piercing and rivet/eyelet setting attachments, to layer and join items with a total thickness of 0.5mm to 11mm (1/32" – 7/16") thick. When using rivets longer than 9/32" (5/16", 11/32", 3/8", 13/32", 7/16", 15/32"), use the Long Reach tools rather than the original height tool set.