Saturday, January 7, 2012
Rivet - Mix Metal Brooch
Well i had people asking me to do brooch but then i have problem with the pin back as most it were made of plated steel or stainless steel (i am not fond of soldering the steel metal to silver). Its not that i don't want to do my own pin back but of Malaysian like brooches that the pin is hard and thin so that they can wear it on any fabric. I had accomplished brooches designs using wire stitching technique and require a lot of materials. In order to design something more simpler using metal sheet and disc, i learn how to do a rivet. Well I'm not taking any class but i learn it on my own by reading book.
I always had in mine that drilling and riveting are such a difficult techniques to learn (silly me though) but after first few trials it seem easy to accomplish. I should had learned these a long time ago when i bought the flex shaft.
The brooch that i made, is my 1st attempt on riveting, not very neat though but im happy with the result, it kinda reminds of a robot face..LOL !
Btw, while writing this post i had done a silver brooch and i will post it as soon as i photograph it, stay tune ya!