A Mustache For Your Wrist Cuff Bracelet Tutorial

Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRue

Designer Tips

  • Adjust bracelet to target wrist size/shape, because once the 2nd layer is riveted on, you will have limited adjustability.
  • Texture or stamp the bracelet and/or mustache blank if desired. I simply scrubbed both with steel wool to eliminate minor scratches, and give a nice sheen.
  • Use bracelet bending pliers and/or your fingers to bend mustache to match the curve of the bracelet. To prevent snagging when worn, fit it as close as you can, especially the tips.
  • If necessary, smooth some sections of the mustache with a nylon or rawhide hammer. It can be helpful to hammer on a curved oval or round template, such as an oval bracelet mandrel or a soup can.
  • Apply a small dab of Renaissance® Wax with a soft cloth, to the bracelet and brass mustache. Let it dry for a minute or two.

  • Mark dots on the brass blank where you plan to punch holes. Are all 3 dots far enough placed where they will securely rivet to the copper bracelet?
  • Punch center hole in the brass blank. Set brass blank on copper bracelet. Use a fine-point marker or center punch to mark the first hole for the copper bracelet. Verify that the dot is centered, and that all 3 spots will truly work. Punch the first (top) hole in the copper bracelet. Punch remaining 2 holes in brass mustache blank.
  • Choose a rivet the right length. It should protrude 1-2mm from the backside.
  • Use reverse riveting accessory to set rivet.
  • Straighten mustache if necessary. Carefully punch second hole in the copper bracelet (through the hole in the brass blank).
  • Set the second rivet with reverse riveting accessory.
  • Punch the third hole and set 3rd rivet.
  • Touch up any scuffed areas with steel wool, and apply another protective coat of Renaissance Wax to the mustache.
Free Technique Sheets & How-Tos1 dozen [use 1] #44-722-18-0 Blank, Mustache
  • 1 each #51-763-075-0 Bracelet Finding, Cuff, 3/4"
  • 1 each [use a tiny dab] #86-915 Renaissance® Micro-Crystalline Wax Polish
  • 1 pkg of 100 [use 3] #69-920-01-2 Rivet, 1/16", Sample Pack, Short
  • Tools

    • #69-990 Tool, 1/16" Long Reach Reverse Rivet Flaring Set
    • #69-907 Tool, 1/16" Long Reach Rivet Piercing/ Setting
    • #69-193 Tool, Bracelet Mandrel, Oval (optional)
    • #69-136 Tool, Hammer, Nylon
    • #69-306-P Tool, Pliers, Bracelet Bending, Nylon Jaw
    Additional Supplies
    • 0000 steel wool (from hardware or craft store)
    • Soft cloth (facial tissue is fine)
    • Sharpie®, Extra Fine Point (or center punch)
    Jan 1st 2021 Polly Nobbs-LaRue

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