I made a riveting helper.
Very simple, just a 6mm steel rod filed to a point and with a cup indentation made into it with a 2 mm ball frazer.
I also polished the inside.
I’m just holding this with spring tweezers for the photo, because spring tweezers are much more pretty than my hands, trust me on this one.
Anyway, now I use a small ball hammer to peen the end of the rivet over.
The cup keeps the rivet round and also stops anything from slipping and going chiiing!
The steel point just fits into a hole so I can change it out and use other sizes and shapes for different type of rivets.
Where this method works nicely is with a titanium pendant like this, because no heat can be applied and if you slip once and scratch the titanium, it’s start over factories.
Here is another one where it was used five times on one pendant.
No scratches on these earrings.
‘Ol Schpeckels likes to crawl under things.
He crackles up a storm when he’s like this.
Job packets are his best.
When he gets his head into a cup he sings at the top of his voice
Gives new meaning to the phrase “liking the sound of your own voice”