Saturday, May 10, 2014

How to Set Rivets and Snaps on Leather Jewelry the Easy Way

By on Saturday, May 10, 2014 3 Comments

Riveted leather bracelets are so cool - both to make and wear.  They are ideal for masculine jewelry and for women who don't like bling.  But we all want to rivet the easy way, right?  And without having to spend a lot on expensive tools.

One easy way to do traditional riveting is to use compression rivets and snaps. These are 2 part rivets which are heftier than the wire rivets.  One manufacturer/supplier is TierraCast which offers a line of jewelry rivets and snaps - they have a variety of decorative snap covers.

Their excellent video shows you the correct way to place the relevant parts and how to strike the hammer to get them perfectly set. knowing how to set just snaps will make simple leather bracelets possible. But being able to add stamped metal shapes really ups the design quotient!

Please note I have no association with the manufacturer.

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  1. I have said that before - if and when I decide to try a new technique, I know where to find useful information :)

  2. First of all I have to say that I love TierraCast products - they are beautifully made and wonderfully detailed.

    I think many jewelry makers such as myself are often stumped by the problem of what to make for the guys out there. These leather bracelets are ideal, they can be designed to be very masculine . . . or you could even design nice leather key fobs for the guys using leather, stamped metal and rivets.

    Thanks for the great ideas Pearl.

  3. You are both welcome! Did you know my own blog serves as my notes to remember great tips? So it is my own resource too...which I share!