A Mustache For Your Wrist Cuff Bracelet Tutorial
Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRue
- 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.
- #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
- 0000 steel wool (from hardware or craft store)
- Soft cloth (facial tissue is fine)
- Sharpie®, Extra Fine Point (or center punch)
Jan 1st 2021