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« on: November 20, 2005 04:04:22 AM »

I may sound completely clueless, but here goes anyway.  I saw these awesone eyelets in the scrapbooking section of the craft store and just had to buy them.  When I got home to make some cuffs (wristlets) with vinyl, I realised they are nothing like the 2 piece grommets that I usually use on purses.  How are they attached?  Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2009 08:05:01 PM »

There are various tools for attaching eyelets, but I haven't had much luck with them.  I highly recommend a Crop-A-Dile!!!  I love mine and use it ALL the time.  It attaches eyelets and also punches holes through practically anything. 

http://www.amazon.com/We-Memory-Keepers-Crop-A-Dile-Eyelet/dp/B0013LCX32
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2009 06:35:56 AM »

I agree with the Crop-A-Dile.   All you do with that thing is mount the the eyelet on the prong and squeeze it.  The back is then squished open. 

The other tools you can use are an anywhere punch, eyelet setter and hammer.  For that, you punch your hole by banging the hole puncher with a hammer (on a surface you don't mind damaging--like a piece of wood) then flip your "substrate" over with the eyelet face down in the hole (does that make any sense?).  Then you insert the setter into the eylet hole and bang it down with the hammer.

The CAD is much easier to use, but the advantage of the setter and hammer is that it makes prettier squishes (again--does that make sense?).  The CAD kind of splits the eyelet back when it squishes; the setter makes a nice, even-all-the-way-around squish.

Here's a setter you use a hammer with.

Whatever you do DON'T buy the Fiskar's setters with a spring.  They're cheap, but they suck (at least I haven't had any luck with them).
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2009 12:59:55 AM »

I am a big fan of the Crop-A-Dile.  It does make a nice squished back. It is very quiet.  The hammer route is quite noisy & annoying. 

I also use my Martha Stewart Screw Punch to set eyelets. It works really well.  The CAD can punch holes in metal. 
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2009 02:37:41 PM »

Eyelets for scrapping aren't the same as the two piece ones for sewing--they don't have 'backs'.  You just need an eyelet setter to smash it down.  Here's a site that shows how to do it:  http://wiki.bhgscrapbooksetc.com/page/How-To+Set+an+Eyelet

hope that helps!
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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2009 09:32:12 AM »

Crop-o-dile's really are the way forward! Even if you dont think its useful for this particular project it will definatley come in useful in the future! You will get 'eyelet obsessed' :-)

also if you try a website called www.Eyeletoutlet.co m it is a american website which sells the best shaped and best prices eyelets around and they arrive really quickly. They always have sales on too :-)

hope this helps

Karen
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2009 04:12:10 PM »

I'm not a fan of the crop-a-dile.  I've used eyelets for year and all i use are these little eyelet setter things and a hammer.  I find that option a lot more versitle for my purposes, though since you're working with vinyl, the crop-a-dile might be better for yours.
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