Not ready to try riveting yet?  No problem.  Check out these two 2 clever ways to faux rivet jewelry.  The first tutorial uses doubled hole metal links and headpins to link together various components.  Tierracast's video shows how easy it is.

The Kinetic Elegance earrings project design (shown above) is a wonderful example of how using this simple sandwiching technique can help you build up designs. The only skill you need is the ability to make a wire loop at the back - and we can all do that, right?  Watch the video and you will see what I mean,.

You do need to double up on the key components which form the "bread" of the sandwich. Note that hexagonal spacer beads do help create the look of real rivets.

The other faux riveting method is accomplished by stacking metal rondelles and perhaps center drilled beads onto bead bars. Bead bars are designed to carry lamp work beads.  This Tierracast video shows how you can stack the components onto chain links.  All you need is a jump ring to secure the stack together. Neat!

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