Decorative rivets are a very popular metal decorations. They can decorate dog collars and leads, bracelets, handbags, shoes, leather clothes, diaries and many other products. Because of their diverse shapes and sizes, the riveting is not easy. As we get a lot of questions about this, we’ve prepared for you this article.
In saddlery products, such as harnesses, leashes, collars or halters for horses, leather can be replaced with polypropylene webbing. In today’s photo guide, we have prepared for you a guide on how to make a collar without sewing using polypropylene webbing, rivets and a solder with a tip.
Eyelets are hollow cylinders with one side ending with a cuff. They are used to reinforce and protect the opening of the leather or fabric. Eyelets can be applied manually or using a hand press. In our photo manual, we will show you both ways.
Riveting four-part snap buttons are known as snap fasteners to many people. They have more than one hundred years of tradition. Their appearance and functions have remained practically unchanged during this time. It should be noted that despite their great age, they perfectly fulfill their function even today. They are perfectly joined and the most diverse materials can be snapped with them.
Riveting can be performed manually by using the appropriate tools, see the article How to Manual Riveting or by using a hand press. In this article you will learn what benefits a hand press and we will describe in individual steps how to work with it.
Chaton rivets are rivets embedded with cut imitations of gems – chatons. Like saddlery rivets, chaton rivets also consist of a head and a lower part. The head has the same shape as a saddlery rivet. The lower part with the shaft is concluded with a special bed, into which the cut jewelry stone made of glass is embedded.