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by: Dwyn Tomlinson
I'm really taken with this new line of leather and findings - from Tierracast. I love coordinated findings, like the celtic decorative elements (rivetables) and the matching ends.
This was also a good opportunity to play around a little bit and see what works - and you can see from some of the photos I have highlighted the difference between the 4 mm and the 6 mm compression rivets - you can see that the 6 mm makes a bolder statement.
I have also noted where some rivets were just tapped into place with an ordinary hammer, and some were placed using the rivet setting tool. The tool is not necessary, but makes a much nicer, more rounded dome.
This project goes very quickly, and it is very hard to stop at just making one! You can choose different design elements and colours to mix it up, the rivets can contrast or match the other metal elements - all kinds of ways to customize this and make it your own!
I've also included a photo showing using an eyelet instead of a compression rivet. I do find that these are easier to use with the eyelet setter!
Have fun and experiment!
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|s36881 Findings - Flat Leather - Large Classic Hook Clasp - Antiqued Copper||Price: $ 1.76|
|22801016-03 Findings - Jumprings - 7 mm Open Round - Antique Copper (10 grams)||Price: $ 1.60|
|Qty: 2||s42961 Leather Riveting Supplies - Celtic Strap Tip - Antiqued Copper||Price: $ 1.13|
| s42930 Leather Riveting Tools - 4 mm Rivet Setter - Stainless Steel|
(for 4 mm rivets)
|Price: $ 6.98|
|Sorry, Out of Stock|
| tc94-2164-18 Metal Charm/Pendant - Spiral Kitty - Antique Copper|
(pick a charm that you like Copper Charms)
|Price: $ 1.95|
|Qty: 5||s43010 Riveting Supplies - Celtic - Rivetable - Antiqued Copper||Price: $ 0.81|
|Sorry, Out of Stock|
|Qty: 7||s36863 Riveting Supplies - 4 mm Compression Rivet with Tube - Bright Gold (Pack of 10)||Price: $ 6.46|
|74527808 Tools - Deluxe Revolving Leather Hole Punch -||Price: $ 15.16|
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