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I purchased the flower brads (A8542FN) and want to use them to connect a piece of filigree (9981FX) to leather. The brad pulls through the leather. What can I do to fix this problem?
- Jeanette
What a great design. Cold connections are very popular and this is a problem that is easily fixed. You need to put a "washer" on the back side of your brad so that when the brad is flared it will grab onto the washer and not pull through the leather. You might try 7899FX as an option to go along with your flower theme. View the how-to video available on our web site, C21P, that shows how to do this technique.

- Esther Pollock, Lead Jewelry Production Specialist and Jewelry-Making Expert


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