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Topic: Do I have to have an eyelet setter or can I use somethign else?  (Read 1712 times)
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lovelyislacey
« on: July 15, 2006 02:00:46 PM »

I am making some luggage tags and I bought some small eyelets but I didnt know that I needed a special tool for this. I thought 2 pieces snap together or something. Anyway I dont really want to spend money on a tool that I doubt I will use again. Is there anyting else I can use in place of an eyelet setter?
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2006 10:44:46 AM »

I did the EXACT same thing you did!! i thought i would be able to just snap two pieces together...i was wrong!

this is what i did:
1. punched a hole through the paper, put the eyelet in.
2. flipped the whole project over
3. found a tiny (although the size you need would probably depend on the size of the eyelet) phillips screwdriver, stuck that in the back of the eyelet, hit it lightly with a hammer to "flare" the back of the eyelet
4. pounded the back of the eyelet itself to flatten it out and hold it to the paper.

i hope that helps! i'm a bit of a scrapbook renegade and i don't buy into the fact that you need all those little pink "tools"...
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2006 10:50:41 AM »

I  have the tool adn  have  yet  been able to  make  it  smash the  littl e eyelet  so  it  would  be  useable.... hammer and screw driver  works  everytime..... 
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