Articles tagged #RIVETING
Soar With Me Cuff Bracelet Tutorial
Created by: Valorie Nygaard-Pouzar. Designer Tips: Patina, seal and bend the metal sparrow before riveting it to the leather. For hints on applying colorants, see blog post: Customizing Tim Holtz idea-ology Word Bands for a Handmade Look. To prevent the rivet from slipping through the leather, add washers or rivet accents to the backside of the leather. Step-by-step instructions wth pictures for this project can also be found on our blog post: Vintaj & Leather Go So Well Together!
Cognitive Resonance Pendant Tutorial
Wear safety glasses when cutting, drilling or punching. Lay out pattern; carefully set aside, away from your hammering surface. Decide the size rivets you'll need for each hole. This depends on two factors. The watch parts: Some have a large hole and will only work with larger gauge wire and/or in combination with other gears or beads used as spacers or fillers. Others have a small hole or are too hard to punch with the plier punch. The plier punch can...
Geared Ring Tutorial
Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRue 1. Cut a strip of 20-gauge sheet 2.75" long. Smooth and straighten with a nylon hammer. 2. For a matte finish, scrub the surface with steel wool or a dish scrubbie. 3. File the corners and edges smooth using a needle file.
Leather continues to be a powerhouse material in jewelry fashions --especially bracelet design! Learn about various types of leather (from straps to cord to finished cuffs), and find tutorials and projects to make your own leather bracelets, handmade leather jewelry, and crafts. You can also shop our leather cord, leather straps, & leather bracelet blanks.
Safe Journey Pendant Tutorial
This necklace project shows how to use Wubbers bail-making pliers to curve a copper blank into the perfect bail shape, and then rivet the bail through the pendant. To add texture, place the metal blank on the steel block and use the ball end of the hammer to make a lightly hammered surface. After texturing, anneal.
Palomita Wrapped Leather Bracelet Tutorial
Cast silver star beads and Bali-style flower beads make wonderful riveted accents. If a bead's hole isn't quite large enough, center the bead on the 1/16" cutting end of the Crafted Findings riveting system, and re-cut the hole. Do not pull the bead off the cutter - this can damage the cutter. Simply unscrew until the bead comes off naturally.
The View Necklace Tutorial
Created by: Cindy Morris 1. Stamp front piece first (I used the "l" to make diagonal lines on the window frame). Flatten. Patina with Win-Ox™ and clean with steel wool. 2. Clean back piece with rubbing alcohol. Decoupage or seal an image onto the back piece – allow to dry.