How to Assemble

FQA: 

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How many mini brads or brass eyelets will I need for my design?

Each pack of mini brads has 25 mini brads in it. All Totem Poppets have between 3-12 joints. you should be able to assemble 2 or more Totem Poppet animals with one pack of mini brads.

How do I Put My Totem Poppets Together?

Assembly Option 1: Mini Brads

Assembly Option 2: Brass Eyelets

  • All Totem Poppet have the same 1/16″ size holes.
  • All Brass Eyelets are 1/16″ and therefor will work with any Totem Poppet design.
  • Brass Eyelets have to be “set” with a tool. We tested several and our favorite eyelet setting tool was the Fiskar Hole Punch and Eyelet setters! You can purchase a package of the 3 different sized hole punch and eyelet setting tools here on EyeConnectCrafts.com.
  • Set a brass eyelet on a protected surface with the un-flared end facing up.
  • Overlap the joint holes of two pieces. Place the two overlapped pieces over the brass eyelet.
  • Place the eyelet setter tool in the un-flared end of the brass eyelet.
  • If using the Fiskar Eyelet setter, pull up on the spring while holding the orange setter end steady in the eyelet’s un-flared end.
  • Set the eyelet by letting go of the spring and snapping then eyelet to flare the tube end.
  • PLEASE SEE THE SHORT VIDEO BELOW FOR A DEMONSTRATION OF HOW TO SET THE BRASS EYELETS USING THE FISKAR EYELET SETTERS

A Short Introduction to the Totem Poppets and How to Put them Together Using Brass Eyelets.

 

A Short Introduction to the Lace-Ups…