Swarovski offers beautiful SS29 rivets that are decorated with crystals. They're the perfect way to add some sparkle to your designs. They can be used to decorate leather, suede, clothing and more. This Handy Tip will show you how to attach these rivets to designs in a secure and professional manner using the crystal applicator handheld tool.
To attach these rivets to designs, you will need the crystal applicator handheld tool and the SS29 rivet die set. The die set comes with an upper die, an extra tube and two lower dies for two different rivet back sizes.
Place the upper die in the upper die holder of the crystal applicator tool. Tighten the screw to ensure the upper die stays attached to the holder.
Choose the correct size lower die for the rivet backs you are using and attach the lower die to the crystal applicator tool. Adjust the small screw on the lower die holder to ensure that the lower die stays in place.
Place the rivet in the upper die. The crystal should sit completely in the recess of the upper die. The rubber tubing will help hold it in place.
Place the rivet back into the lower die, with the plain side facing down and the textured side facing up.
If necessary, adjust the stroke adjustment screw so that the handles of the crystal applicator can close properly.
Position the material you are attaching the rivet to over the rivet back. Partially close the tool to be sure the position is correct. If you are working with thick material, you may want to pierce the material for the rivet prior to using the crystal applicator.
Close the tool and squeeze the handle firmly until the rivet is secured to the material.
Release the handle and the dies will separate. Remove the material from the upper die.
You can repeat these steps as many times as you like to decorate your material with sparkling rivets!