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 Using Brads and Washers on Leather 

Instructions by Michelle Wood, Jewelry-Making Expert, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

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Step 1
After punching a hole in the leather, lay the washer or component over the hole and push the brad through both pieces.
Step 2
While holding the brad and washer in place, turn the leather over and lay it on a metal block.

Add a flat washer to the brad then trim the brad with side-cutters to about 2mm above the flat washer.
Step 3
Using a ball peen hammer, hammer the brad flat against the washer securing the components in place.

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