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Metal Bouquet Cuff

About this design:

This cuff is beautiful on its own, but as usual I found myself thinking about what it was missing … more flowers! By simply enlarging the holes in these bead caps and riveting them to the cuff, this bracelet was instantly transformed into more of a finished piece.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • 7 floral bead caps or discs
  • 7 compression rivets in matching metal
  • hand painted leather cuff
  • helicopter hole punch (2 hole punch)
  • rivet setter & anvil
  • hammer
  • rotary hole punch for leather

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Enlarge the bead cap hole.
Using the larger hole punch side of your 2 hole helicopter punch, line up the hole already in the bead cap, twisting down the hole punch until you feel it go through. Repeat this for all of your bead caps or discs.
Step 2:
Lay your pieces down on the leather cuff where you intend to rivet them. Using a pencil, make a dot in the middle of the holes. This way you can easily punch holes in your leather cuff.
Step 3:
Now its time to punch holes in your leather. Take your rotary hole punch and match up the female end of the rivet being used to the punches. Make sure that the rivet doesn't just line up with the punch, but sort of tucks in it snuggly. Once the appropriate size punch is selected, line up your punch with the marks on the leather and punch the holes.
Step 4:
Now it's time for the fun stuff! Grab your hammer, anvil, rivet setter and rivets. Start in the middle and work your way out. Take the male-end rivet that resembles and eyelet and pop it through the back and lay on the anvil. Place your bead cap over the hole, setting the female-end rivet on top, through the hole. Press together with your fingers to make sure that the the 2 ends of the rivet are fitting with each other. Take the domed side the rivet setter and place over the top of the rivet. Holding your hammer firmly strike the rivet setter a couple times. Check your riveting to see if you need to strike another time, it shouldn't be loose.
Repeat for all remaining pieces.

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Measurements: Hole sizes include 1/8", 9/64", 5/32", 11/64", 13/64" and 7/32"

Package of 10

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Measurements: Post length 5mm, tube diameter 2.4mm

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    Deb Harding says:

    Wow Ali that cuff looks amazing after you embellished it!!
    Okay now I’m thinking don’t those C-koop enamel things come in flower shapes??? Could they be fastened on there?

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    Fantastic :D

  3. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:


  4. Frida
    Frida says:


  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very cool!

  6. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Wow such a smart idea, I luv it!! :D Thanks for the tut!

  7. Ali
    Ali says:

    Deb, we did a little testing here and found that unfortunately the compression rivet set won’t fit through the drill hole of those little enamel C-Koop flowers and there’s no way to enlarge that hole, since it’s glass! :( My best recommendation, in lieu of finding smaller rivet sets, is to make your own flowers out of metal blanks and color them yourself… Real DIY ;)

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    Deb Harding says:

    Thanks Ali. Durn that’s too bad because they have perfect colors for this cuff.
    Hey real DIY is right up my alley….I MacGyver almost all jewelry I make. I guess that’s why I like your pieces so much, you are always using items in a different way.

  9. Cher E
    Cher E says:

    I love this cuff. What do you use to fasten it together? No one seems to mention this.

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    Jax luvs jewels says:

    Oh, I LOVE your cuff!!! How beautiful!!
    I have to give this a try!!
    Great job!!!

  11. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    This is just beautiful !! I love it !!

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