Articles tagged #RIVETING
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!

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The Imp Bracelet Tutorial

Plan out design, and stamp words and symbols. ("I Drink and I Know Things" is a quote from Game of Thrones, and the colors used here are the colors of house Lannister.)

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Pulse Earrings Tutorial

Determine placement of vinyl heishi beads, and mark each dot with an extra-fine point Sharpie. Punch holes in the brass blanks with the cutting end of the Crafted Findings tool.

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Tschinkel's Circles Bracelet Tutorial

Leather is more flexible than the metal that these rivets are designed for, so it's important to add a final bead (any color) on the backside of the bracelet, so the tiny finished/set rivet does not pull through the leather.

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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...

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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.

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Leather 101

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.

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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.

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Campfire Skies - Riveted Barrette Tutorial

TierraCast's shimmering antique bronze leather, a hammer-textured spiral link, and shiny black rivets, combine to create a barrette that's perfect for Spring bonfires and Fall festivals.

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Patterned Wire Earrings Tutorial

Measure, mark and cut patterned wire to desired length. File ends smooth with slightly rounded corners.

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Gear Head Bobby Pin Tutorial

Always wear safety glasses when cutting, drilling or punching. The bobby pin is a little heavier gauge than recommended for the punch, so use a drill press if you have one.

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Cities in Bloom Bracelet Tutorial

Copper etching and riveting skills are just two of the fun techniques you'll use in this showstopper project by Polly!

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Copper & Purple Love - Bracelet Tutorial

1. Set link on leather bracelet, and use a sharp pencil, or fine-point non-smudging marker, to make a dot at each spot to punch.

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Breathe - Riveted Leather Bracelet Tutorial

Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRue

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Fly Bee! Bracelet Tutorial

Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRue

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Live With Intention Cuff Tutorial

Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRue

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Metallo Elemento Bracelet Tutorial

For a small wrist (shown), cut 2 pieces of leather each 5" long. For a standard men's bracelet, cut 2 pieces each 6" long. or measure the wrist size you want, add 4" (for the riveted overlap portions), and divide in half.

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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.

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Samba Scarlet Smile Bracelet Tutorial

Use bracelet-bending pliers or a nylon hammer to gently flatten the rock & roll oval link before stamping the plain side.

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Spiral Lagoon Bracelet Tutorial

Place the TierraCast® link on the bracelet in desired location, and use a fine-point Sharpie® (or other extra black permanent marker) to mark where to punch the holes.

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