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How to Use Rivets

A Cold Connection Method
Skill LevelIntermediate
TechniqueCold Connections & Metal-Working
Time1-3 Hours
Riveting metal pieces together in jewelry making is a great alternative to soldering. Riveting is a cold connection method, meaning there is no heat applied. This is useful if using flammable or fragile materials in your design.  author signature

A rivet looks much like a two-headed nail. The use of rivets provides an easy and inexpensive way to create pieces that are multi-dimensional and also moveable if you so desire.

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