Riveting Shrinket Plastic Pieces
bench block, a hole punch- 1.8mm, flush cutters, riveting hammer, spacers, 1/16” rivets- long
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Metal, rivet, spacers, bead cap, shrinket flower
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Put rivet through bead cap, through the flower and then if piece isn’t flat add spacers to back side
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Punch the hole with 1.80mm metal hole punch. Put flower with rivet through the hole.
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Trim rivet using flush cutters to approx 1/16”
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A bit about how to hold a riveting hammer
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Holding hammer in dominant hand, gently strike the end of the rivet with the flat end 4-5 times.
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Steadying the metal with my other hand... I gently strike the end of the rivet with the flat end...
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Then strike with the narrow end 5-8 times... flip the hammer back to the flat end & strike.....
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Finish up your rivet...
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If this is going to be a pendant you would be wise to punch that hole before riveting.
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If you’re interested in buying metal hearts ready to rivet pieces to PM me!
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If Shrinket is too deep to allow rivet head to sit on block use the end of a punch as your block.
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Create.... rivet.... enjoy! Any questions PM me or email me at tracyastanley@hotmail.com 💗
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