New Tool!

Resin, polymer clay, and Faux Bone™ are materials that cannot endure the heat of soldering, so I use cold connections when making pieces that contain these materials,  I do A LOT of riveting and I actually enjoy it…decorative rivets, flush rivets, tube rivets, you name it.  I think it’s fun and I must admit that I prefer it to sawing!  But sometimes I find that a design looks better if the finished rivet is just a bit more…well finished!  This is where a new tool that I just ordered from MetalClayFindings.com comes in.  It pierces precise  1/16″ holes, then sets and flares the rivet for a perfect finish in no time!  The sterling silver heart charm shown here has a center heart that is filled with resin.  A simple drilled hole from which to hang the charm would be fine, but I much prefer the more finished look that the brass eyelet rivet gives. 

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on September 23, 2010.

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