The necklaces I posted on my personal blog showed some pop rivets in use with vintage flower components. Take a look ...
A lot of us think of Rosie the Riveter when we think of pop rivets. Actually my aunt was a riveter during World War II. Because she was petite, she could fit inside the wings of airplanes.
You see that line of dimples ... those are the rivets. This "Rosie" is using a pneumatic riveter, but we're going to be using a simple pop rivet gun from the hardware store.
Here's a little video for your viewing enjoyment. Techno music, a coffee can, vintage Tupperware bowl and a rivet gun ... it's all here.
You'll notice that the pop rivet used in Aix en Provence is purple. You can find aluminum, copper and black rivets at your hardware store. The colored rivets, to the best of my knowledge, are not being made currently. But if anyone finds out otherwise, please share the information. Thank you.