Topics: Cold Connections, Brads

Q.
I purchased brads and want to use them to connect a piece of filigree to leather. The brad pulls through the leather. What can I do to fix this problem?
- Jeanette
A.
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. View the how-to video available on our web site, C21P, that shows how to do this technique.

- Esther Pollock, Jewelry-Making Expert

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