Take me home, country roads!
Let's go shopping! Inspire me! Teach Me! Show me the eye candy! Inform me!

InspirationFX
Get your creative juices flowing
Need some help with some of the techniques? Check our tips page.

(Components list at bottom of page)

Simply Riveting

by: Jennifer Tough

Riveting the incredibly easy way! Not that regular riveting is really all that hard - it's not. However, depending on what you're trying to rivet - you need to drill a hole, and then you need to match the hole size to some wire - then of course you need to hammer both sides, going back and forth to get it even.

Forget all of that! I love this tool. I picked up the starter kit, but I'll be heading back into the shop to get the rest of the goodies that go with this. The especially great thing with this tool is it's built in ability to upgrade. The bits are made to be interchangeable. As they add new types of rivets and sizes - you'll be able to swap them out on the fly.

For these two ultra easy projects - I've used our copper blanks, the riveting starter kit, a couple of Vintaj brass charms, and a metal file. 

When working with metal blanks, it's always a good idea to keep a metal file nearby. Sometimes they're nice and smooth and you can just start working - often you'll need to file away a sharp edge or two.

The next step is to plan your layout. Choose which charms you want to add, and mark it's placement with a fineline sharpie.

3) Punch holes with the riveting system in both the blank, and your charm.

4) Insert an appropriate sized rivet - and follow the directions included in your kit - or watch this video! - and you're done. Easy Peasy :-)

          
Share on Facebook

email to a friend


Watch the video here!













Components
Clicking on components links will open a new window so that you don't lose this page.
Qty: 1 s26858 Metal Sheet - 1.25 inch Circle Blank - Copper (Pack of 6)Price: $ 7.50
per
Sorry - this item
is unavailable.
Qty: 1 s24366 Metal Sheet - 13 x 45 mm Rectangle Blank - Copper (Pack of 6)Price: $ 4.30
per
Sorry - this item
is unavailable.
Qty: 1 s27492 Tools - Riveting / Piercing System - for 1/16 in Semi-Tubular Rivets (1) - Discontinued - 50% off!Price: $ 95.95
per
Sorry - this item
is unavailable.
Qty: 1 s14799 Vintaj - Brass Beauty Butterfly Charm - Natural BrassPrice: $ 3.25
per
In Stock
Qty: 1 s21567 Vintaj - Busy Bee Charm - Natural BrassPrice: $ 3.25
per
Sorry - this item
is unavailable.

Home Page Main Bead Listing Read our Blog Email us a question FAQs Stay Informed
(join our mailing list)
Shipping
Tollfree +1.877.473.BEAD (2323) | +1.416.751.1911
Copyright 2017 - BeadFX 2012. All rights reserved

Your card will be charged in your usual currency based on the rate offered to you by your credit card company.