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Hand Stamping & Creative Supplies

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supplyzone

Hand Stamping & Creative Supplies

Oklahoma, United States 54265 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   ☛☛ Leather Stamping ♥ Metal Stamping ♥ Leather Cuffs ♥ Metal Stamping Kits ♥ Metal Stamps ♥ Leather Bracelets ♥ FREE TUTORIALS are on my NEW website ☛ www.SupplyZoneDIY.com ♥♥ ALUMINUM BLANKS ♥♥ PEWTER BLANKS ♥♥ CHAIN ♥♥ LEATHER ♥♥ CREATIVE TOOLS and GOODIES for you to CREATE some AMAZING JEWELRY ♥♥

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Last updated on Mar 18, 2016

☛☛ Leather Stamping ♥ Metal Stamping ♥ Leather Cuffs ♥ Metal Stamping Kits ♥ Metal Stamps ♥ Leather Bracelets ♥ FREE TUTORIALS are on my NEW website ☛ www.SupplyZoneDIY.com ♥♥ ALUMINUM BLANKS ♥♥ PEWTER BLANKS ♥♥ CHAIN ♥♥ LEATHER ♥♥ CREATIVE TOOLS and GOODIES for you to CREATE some AMAZING JEWELRY ♥♥

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MADE to MAKE it!

I'm so glad you stopped by! If you are like me, you are always on the hunt to find something to make or create. It's what we do. We just can't help ourselves -- there's just so much out there that our head and hands can't resist. We must give it a whirl. It may not turn out like the picture in our minds but, hey, isn't it the journey, not the destination that makes it so fun? I think so. So...join me on this adventure and let's see what we can create!

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    As a life long DIY-er, I'm always searching for something to make or create. It's how I'm wired. There's no stopping it! I LOVE sharing this creative journey with others like you who are wired the same way! Dream. Create. Inspire.

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Last updated on January 12, 2015
Hello!! Thanks for stopping by. Crafting and hand stamping are passions of mine and I hope they are yours (or will be) too!! I am here to help you on your journey and will try my very best to help you with your stamping and crafting questions.

New to Etsy? Here's helpful info on how to order:
https://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

I try to respond to your questions as quickly as I can. However, since this is a 24/7 type of environment, I am trying to keep "normal" office hours and will have limited time in the evenings and on weekends to respond. Thanks for your understanding!!

RESERVED LISTINGS:
Ordering from the listings available is ALWAYS the quickest and fastest way to get your supplies. I know that many of you may need more than the quantity available or want me to set up a reserved listing for you. I can certainly do it if needed. However, that takes time (and sometimes numerous convo's to make happen) and can cause my item quantity/availability to be off, so know that I will try my best to get a listing made for you but my priority is ALWAYS on the orders that have already been purchased. Thanks for your understanding regarding this!!

DISCLAIMER: ALL ITEMS for sale on SUPPLY ZONE are NOT for CHILDREN but intended for use by ADULTS ONLY.

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Payment is accepted through PayPal AND Direct Checkout. Orders will not be shipped until your payment clears.
Shipping
☛☛ I am no longer able to ship orders to GREECE, CHINA, MEXICO, or BRAZIL due to shipping problems and the inability to secure insurance. I'm so sorry for the inconvenience.

Orders are mailed through the United States Postal Service (USPS).

➤➤➤ NOTICE: I AM NOT responsible for lost or stolen packages once your item is listed as DELIVERED by the USPS tracking system. If you experience trouble with an order listed as delivered, you will need to file a claim yourself with the USPS.

☛☛SIGNATURE CONFIRMATION is highly RECOMMENDED for those living in a MULTI-UNIT complex / situation or an area where there is a risk of mail theft. If your order is listed as DELIVERED by the USPS system, I will NOT replace or refund your order.

If you would like to have a SIGNATURE required upon delivery, let me know BEFORE you place your order and I will set up a listing for you to purchase Signature Confirmation (available for US recipients only) .

☛☛Insurance will be automatically added to US orders over $100 and International orders of $50 or more. If you have not paid enough to cover insurance, I will contact you. USA Orders of $100 may also require a signature upon delivery. If more money is needed for that, I will contact you, otherwise it will be deducted from any shipping/handling overages.☚☚

☛☛☛☛If you order LESS THAN THE REQUESTED $10.00 MINIMUM, you WILL NOT receive a refund for shipping/handling overages.☚☚☚☚

♦WHY the REQUESTED MINIMUM? Since I sell many items that are less than $10 and some that are even less than $3, it just isn't cost effective once I pay Etsy and PayPal fees, pay for the packaging (boxes, bags, business cards, ink, labels, etc.) and my time re-listing, e-mailing, and packing the order. I love being able to offer so many of the "little" things that make your designs truly unique and with your help regarding the minimum request, I will continue to do so! THANKS!!

☛☛☛☛☛☛☛INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ☚☚☚☚☚☚☚

YOU are responsible for any additional taxes, duties, and shipping costs. Many countries add taxes (VAT) and duties to imported orders. Each country is different. The value of the order may determine the tax/duty amount. Check with your country before ordering to find out. I WILL NOT mark your order as a GIFT. NO EXCEPTIONS. Keep in mind, I have no control over the time it will take for your order to arrive. Some orders may be received quickly in just a few days while others may take up to 6 weeks. It depends on the customs office in your country.

International orders have some weight restrictions. If your order requires additional postage, I will contact you before mailing your order.

Limited tracking is available on international orders. The tracking may stop in Chicago since that is where most of the USPS international orders are processed from my region. It may not show any more movement after Chicago but keep in mind your order is NOT still there but on its way to you. Some orders take 6 weeks or longer to reach their destinations. Check with your local postal office to inquire about your order.

♥♥ATTENTION♥♥ $10 MINIMUM order please. ♥Thanks!!!!♥ If you order less than the suggested minimums, you will NOT receive any refund for shipping/handling overages.

☛☛☛☛☛☛☛☛☛☛☛☛☛☛COMBINED SHIPPING☚☚☚☚☚☚☚☚☚☚☚☚☚☚

☛Do I COMBINE shipping when ordering MULTIPLE items at the same time?

Yes, I will ship your package in the fastest/most economical way. If your package weighs less than 12 ounces and does not contain any bulky or large items, it will be shipped First Class via USPS in a padded envelope with tracking (US orders). If you want me to send it via Priority, you will need to contact me BEFORE ordering. If it weighs more than 12 ounces or is bulky, it will be shipped in the smallest flat rate parcel available with tracking (US). Your tracking information will be sent automatically to the email associated with your Etsy account. I will refund PayPal or Direct Checkout for shipping/handling overages. Keep in mind that I keep a small portion to cover packaging materials, ink, labels, bags, boxes, etc.

☛Shipping is provided to you through the United States Postal Service. I use Etsy Shipping or PayPal to do all my domestic (US) shipping so there is a tracking number with each order. Make sure your ADDRESS IS CORRECT on your ETSY and PAYPAL accounts. It is YOUR responsibility to have the correct address listed. If your address is not correct and your package is returned to me, I will contact you and you will need to provide the correct address and pay for the additional shipping fees for me to re-send it.


☛☛☛☛☛☛☛☛☛☛MAKE SURE your PAYPAL and ETSY shipping ADDRESS is CORRECT because this is the address used for shipments. I obviously don't have any control over your package once it leaves my hands.☚☚☚☚☚☚☚☚☚☚☚

☛I ship items Monday - Friday and try my best to ship within 48 hours of your purchase. However, if you order on a Friday or over the weekend, your order will be shipped the following Monday or Tuesday. ☛During high volume seasons, your order may take a day longer than usual.
Refunds and Exchanges
☛☛☛☛REFUNDS AND EXCHANGES for DEFECTIVE items ONLY.☚☚☚☚

☛If you have trouble with your order, contact me immediately.

☛Please note, I will no longer be accepting returns or exchanges unless your item is defective. When ordering, look carefully at the size and details of the item to make sure it will work for your project.

☛If you have received an item that is defective, I will refund you for the return shipping and any new shipping fees associated with a replacement. If you decide not to replace the item, I will refund you for the full price as well as the returned shipping fees. I will process your refund once I have received the defective item back from you.

☛Returns and exchanges for defective items need to be made within 15 days of the purchase date. Do NOT send a product back without contacting me first or you will forfeit any kind of refund, exchange, or credit.
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NONE of the items for sale are intended for use by children. ALL ITEMS are intended for Adults.

☛☛☛☛☛☛☛☛☛☛☛☛STAMPING LEATHER☚☚☚☚☚☚☚☚☚☚☚☚

☛Not all leather is receptive to stamping. Some leather has been treated and finished in such a way that it will NOT accept impressions from your stamps that will last. The impression may be visible at first but then when you bend or handle the leather, the impression will disappear. The best choice for stamping leather is unfinished vegetable tanned (aka - veg tanned) leather. It is what has been used for generations to stamp and tool. Many of us in the US are familiar with the tooled leather belts cowboys have been known for wearing. Most of those are made from vegetable tanned leather and have been tooled or embossed. I'm a lover of all things leather but certainly not an expert on the subject. I'll do my best to help you learn as I continue to learn as well. The key to stamping veg tanned leather is water. Your impression will NOT last if water is not used during the stamping process. I have a very basic tutorial on stamping leather available online. Ask me about it and I'll happily share with you where to find it!
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☛Can I use the stamps made for stamping metal to stamp leather?

YES. However, there is a big difference. Stamps made for stamping metal have a much shorter relief (depth of design) and will not be able to sink into the leather to make a deep impression before the base of the stamp makes contact with the leather. This can make unwanted impressions of the base of the stamp in your leather. Some people will not mind this while others will hate it! Stamps made for stamping leather have a deeper relief and make a deeper impression before the base of the stamp comes into contact with the leather. Leather stamps are not made of the same hardness as the stamps made for stamping metal and will NOT work on your metal pieces. You can ruin them by doing this!
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☛☛☛☛☛☛☛☛☛☛☛☛HAND STAMPING METAL☚☚☚☚☚☚☚☚☚☚☚☚

Just venturing into the world of HAND STAMPING? Wondering what is needed in order to get started? Here’s a list of some things you’ll want to have before you begin:
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♥♥Hammer – An 8 oz or one-pound hammer will be fine. You can use lighter hammers but you may not get a deep enough impression. Some prefer to use only brass head hammers. If you want to do decorative hammering on small pieces, you will want to order my Chasing hammer (perfect for adding a hammered look around the edges of a blank or hammering all over) and the two sided Texturing Hammer (it's one of my favs!). Links:

***Economical 12.5 oz - https://www.etsy.com/listing/101017793/ball-peen-hammer-perfect-size-perfect

***Great Brass Hammer (my new favorite!) - https://www.etsy.com/listing/115404288/brass-metal-stamping-hammer-hand
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♥♥Steel Bench Block - You MUST have this in order to get a good impression on your blank or metal piece. We have three options available - a 4" square which gives a generous work space. Now we also carry two combo units - Rubber/Steel Bench Block. A steel block sits inside a rubber base. This is a great economical unit since you get the steel block AND the rubber base. You can choose between the 4" size or the 2.5" size. You'll love the extra space the 4" size provides, especially if you are working on larger items like bracelet blanks. Links:

***2.5" Steel Bench Block/Rubber Combo - https://www.etsy.com/listing/78118417/2-12-inch-x-2-12-inch-rubbersteel-bench

***4" Steel Bench Block/Rubber Combo - https://www.etsy.com/listing/93086743/new-4-inch-x-4-inch-rubbersteel-bench

***4" Bench Block - https://www.etsy.com/listing/76909995/steel-bench-block-4-x-4-x-12
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♥♥Rubber Block - The rubber block sits under the 4" bench block and helps to reduce the vibration and bounce which can cause a double impression when you strike your stamps. It also helps reduce the noise. Hand stamping is not a quiet activity!! You will also find it handy when you need to flatten blanks or wire. **Please Note that you CANNOT stamp your metal blanks on the Rubber Block. You must stamp on a steel bench block. Hand stamping CANNOT be accomplished without a steel bench block. Link:

***4" Rubber Block - https://www.etsy.com/listing/70337650/rubber-block-for-steel-bench-block-use
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♥♥Letter Set – Lots of options to choose from these days and the prices are more affordable than ever. Link to the Letter and Number Sets and Kits Section:

***Letter and Number Sets: http://www.etsy.com/shop/supplyzone?section_id=7685849
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☛Can you stamp on STAINLESS STEEL or silver plated flatware?

Yes, you can stamp on these metals with most of the stamps I carry but they were NOT designed for that type of use. They have been made for the jewelery industry and intended for use on soft metals like sterling silver, brass, copper, nickel (a little harder than the other metals listed but a good alternative to higher priced sterling), aluminum, etc. I WILL NOT refund for sets that have been crushed due to using on hard metals. Stainless and silver plated flatware are very hard and you will run the risk of damaging your stamps by using them. Will they work? Yes, they will probably hold up for a while but will eventually wear down or become crushed. It's hard to say how each set will handle the hardness of stamping on these kinds of items. I have stamped many silver plated items with the stamps I sell and most have held up fairly well but i know that they were NOT designed for this type of use and expect failure at some point. There are companies that make letter sets that will hold up to this kind of stamping but they are VERY expensive. You could buy several sets from me for the price of one of the others. It just depends on how much you plan to stamp. Just my Two Cents worth!
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♥♥Metal Discs/Blanks – Available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and metals. Nickel silver is a little harder than the other metals and may be a little more difficult for the beginner. The thinner the metal, the more shallow the impression. You may want to add a piece of card stock under your blank to help get a deeper impression. Links:

***Base Metal Blanks (Copper, Brass, Nickel) - https://www.etsy.com/shop/supplyzone?section_id=7679286

***Sterling Silver and Gold Filled Blanks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/supplyzone?section_id=7670186
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♥♥Hole Punch Pliers – A hand stamping must have. Punches holes in softer metals up to 18g thick. Provides a perfect hole for your jump rings. Most commonly used size is 1.8mm. Also available in smaller sizes perfect for riveting with Nail Head Rivets (use 1.5mm). Links:

**1.8mm Hole Punch Pliers - most widely used for creating holes for jump rings - https://www.etsy.com/listing/67136722/hole-punch-pliers-18mm

**1.5mm Hole Punch Pliers - great for creating holes for Nail Head Rivets - https://www.etsy.com/listing/94886307/hole-punch-pliers-regular-reach-15mm

**1.5mm Long Reach Hole Punch Pliers - https://www.etsy.com/listing/81986296/hole-punch-pliers-15mm-long-reach-style

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♥♥Pro Polish Pads or Fine Steel Wool – Used to remove excess ink after darkening letters and designs. Steel wool is also used to apply a brushed finish to your metal. Links:

**Pro Polish Pads - https://www.etsy.com/listing/77254994/pro-polish-pads-pack-of-20

**Steel Wool - https://www.etsy.com/listing/82098534/steel-wool-fine-two-pads
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♥♥Black Permanent Marker – Used to darken your stamped impressions.
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♥♥Center Punch/Period Stamp – Great for adding dots, designs or punctuation. Link:

**Center Punch/Period Stamp - https://www.etsy.com/listing/82343661/period-stamp-center-punch-a-must-have
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♥♥Pliers – Needed when opening and closing your jump rings. I use two at a time. Link:

**Pliers - https://www.etsy.com/listing/80392669/vintaj-chain-nose-plier-with-cutter
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♥♥Jump rings – You’ll want plenty of these to use when attaching your metal blanks to chains or other items. Links:

**Sterling Silver Jump Rings can be found in this section: http://www.etsy.com/shop/supplyzone?section_id=7670186

**Base Metal Jump Rings can be found in this section: http://www.etsy.com/shop/supplyzone?section_id=7782331
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♥♥Dapping Block – Great to have in order to dome your blanks. Link:

**Dapping Block - https://www.etsy.com/listing/76850652/wood-dapping-block
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♥♥Design Stamps – These are just plain fun to use. Makes your designs really come alive. Link:

**Design Stamp Section: http://www.etsy.com/shop/supplyzone?section_id=7788417
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♥♥Files or Sanding Block – Sometimes the blanks have small burrs around the edges and require a small amount of filing or sanding. The sanding blocks can also be used to add a brushed finish to blanks. You may also want to have some heavy duty nail files on hand to do light sanding with. Link:

**Metal File - https://www.etsy.com/listing/101022040/vintaj-metal-file

**Vintaj Metal Reliefing Block- https://www.etsy.com/listing/80391581/vintaj-metal-reliefing-block
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Most every item listed is available right here on Supply Zone. No need to go all over town wasting time and money or spend countless hours searching the internet when you can find everything you need all in one place.

Take a look at our Basic 101 kit and see if it’s right for you. If you need to make any changes, just let me know and I’ll help you create a kit that’s perfect for you. Please keep in mind that this hobby is ADDICTING! But the best part is that it’s fun and the designs and options are endless. You may even turn this into a serious money making business!!
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♥♥♥♥♥♥ BASIC LEATHER WORKING TOOLS TO START WITH: ♥♥♥♥♥♥

I have had many requests for a LEATHER KIT so I thought I would list the items that I think are most basic. Since everyone has varying ideas of what they want to create, I thought I would just list the basics so you can get exactly what you need. What you need depends on the type of items you want to create. I'll just list a few basics with links to each item and you can build from there. Here we go:

*Rotary Tool - used for creating holes in leather for lacing, attaching snaps, and more. It is a very basic tool you will definitely want to have. Keep in mind the tool I sell is a great economical one. If you are very serious about doing large amounts of leather work, you may want to invest in a professional grade that will cost somewhere around $80. Link - https://www.etsy.com/listing/81988481/leather-rotary-punch

*Snap Setting Kit - If you plan on using the smaller Segma (the smallest snaps I offer) style snaps, you will want to get this kit. It also contains a setting tool for the Mini Double Cap Rivets and the Extra Small Cap Rivets. If you think you will be using the larger Line 20 snaps, then I recommend the Line 20 Dot Setter and Anvil (see them listed below) instead of this kit. This kit does contain the tools to attach line 20 snaps, but I prefer the longer Dot Setter listed below. You'll also need the anvil if you don't get the kit.
Snap Setting Kit - https://www.etsy.com/listing/96696610/snaprivet-setter-kit-sets-segma-line-20

*Segma Snaps - https://www.etsy.com/listing/96692060/segma-snaps-nickel-plated-use-with-our

*Line 20 Snaps - (Nickel Finish) - https://www.etsy.com/listing/96694034/line-20-snaps-nickel-plated-use-with-our

*Line 20 Snaps - (Smoke Finish) - https://www.etsy.com/listing/97219220/line-20-snaps-smokegunmetal-finish-use

*Line 20 Dot Setter - used to set Line 20 snaps. Link - https://www.etsy.com/listing/96698953/dot-setter-use-for-setting-line-20-snaps

*Anvil - used as a base when setting snaps and rivets. The concave design helps keep the rounded look of the cap of your Line 20 snaps. Link - https://www.etsy.com/listing/96698389/anvil-for-dot-setter-use-for-setting?ga_search_query=anvil

*3/16" Eyelet Setter - used for setting 3/16" eyelets in leather. Link - https://www.etsy.com/listing/96702557/316-eyelet-setting-kit-great-for-leather

3/16" Eyelets - https://www.etsy.com/listing/96701026/316-nickel-plated-eyelets-perfect-for

*Cap Rivets - these are used on many leather goods to attach leather to leather or metal to leather. These are VERY different than the nail head rivets I offer for making cold connections with metal. There are double cap rivets (like the name implies - each piece has a rounded cap). Single cap rivets only have one end with a rounded cap. Cap rivets are available in several sizes. I carry the Mini Double Cap and the Extra Small Double Cap and Single Cap. The Extra Small are available in nickel and antique nickel finishes.

Mini Double Cap Rivets - https://www.etsy.com/listing/96448508/mini-double-cap-rivets-nickel-plated?ref=shop_home_active

Extra Small Double Cap Rivets (Nickel Finish) - https://www.etsy.com/listing/113773557/extra-small-double-cap-rivets-nickel

*Crystal Rivets - these are currently available in two sizes - 5mm and 6mm. You can refer to the listings for more information on using them.
5mm - https://www.etsy.com/listing/96449472/5mm-crystal-rivets-great-for-leather-and

6mm - https://www.etsy.com/listing/96449769/6mm-crystal-rivets-great-for-leather-and

More to come.....
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RIVETING INFO
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The size of the hole and the tool needed will depend on the size of the rivet and the thickness of the metal you plan to use
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Here's the 411 on Rivets when making a hole in metal:

☛☛IMPORTANT☚☚ You always want to make sure the cap portion of the rivet will fit in the hole you make. If it has trouble fitting into the hole, you may not get a good connection. Also, for added security, you can always add a dab of glue in the cap before you attach it.

**Cap Rivets (doesn't matter if they are single cap or double cap):
Tierra Cast Super Mini Rivets - require a 1/8" hole but also work with a 5/32" hole
Mini Size - require a 1/8" hole but also work with a 5/32" hole
Extra Small and 5 or 6mm Crystal Rivets - require a 5/32" hole

Cap rivets come with two pieces. Each have a cap and a post piece. Double cap rivets have a post with a cap on the end as well, hence, double cap. Single cap just have a cap portion and a post portion. The post portion has a hollow tube and looks somewhat like an eyelet when attached. If you need a decorative look from the top and the bottom, go with a double cap rivet. Also...just to muddy the waters even further, the cap rivets I am referring to are also known as snap rivets because they do snap together before you set them permanently.

And...There are also tube rivets which are hollow and need to be flared at the end to be attached. I don't carry those yet, but will have some at a future date with a tool needed to attach those.

Oh boy!

**Nail Head Rivets
1/4" and 1/2" lengths available. Both have the same post diameter and require a 1.5mm hole in your metal. They are secured by hammering with a rivet hammer or a chasing hammer. You hammer the post end after you snip it off (leave about 1/16") and try to flare or form a mushroom out of the solid wire protruding up from your metal. I do have a picture tutorial of this process on my website, www.JustDivineDesigns.com.
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Tools for Riveting with metal:

** 1.5mm Hole Punch Pliers - Very handy to use but will only be able to punch holes in metal up to 22g. Will NOT work on the thick bracelet blanks.

** Two Hole Punch - The original Two Hole Punch creates 1.60mm and 2.30mm (1/16" and 3/32") holes in metal. The 1.6mm (1/16") is perfect for nail head rivets. The best Two Hole Punch on the market (in my opinion) has been the one offered by EuroTool. Many of the others have not been able to pierce holes in THICK METAL (up to 16g) without breaking. You simply cannot create a hole in the thick bracelet blanks with a regular hole punch plier. Here's a link to the EuroTool Two Hole Punch -
https://www.etsy.com/listing/95213486/two-hole-metal-punch-160mm-and-230mm-116?ref=shop_home_active

**EuroPower Punch - Another great tool from EuroTool. It’s not quite as user friendly as some of the smaller tools but it will get the job done, even on thicker metal. It’s rated to punch up to 16g metal. It also creates many sizes making it even more versatile. It punches 7 different sized holes including - 3/32” (2.30mm), 1/8” (3.13mm), 5/32” (3.97mm), 3/16” (4.76mm), 7/32 (5.56mm), 1/4” (6.35mm) and 9/32” (7.14mm). The only down side is that it doesn’t have the ability to punch holes small enough for the Nail Head Rivets.

**Other Tools for Riveting with Thick Metal
*Drill - The other option is to use a drill, Dremel, or Flex Shaft tool. If choosing this option, be sure to make a divot in the metal where you want your hole to be with a period/center punch first. This will help your drill bit keep from jumping around when you drill your hole in your thick metal blank.