In my studies of learning to to make jewelry, I like to look at other people’s finished pieces and wonder how they are constructed. I’m curious how all of these popular stingray bracelets are made. Particularly, how are they locking in where the decorative metal bands are on the stingray cord?
Probably the best way would be to drill through cord and metal band and use a pin that you flare on both sides like a rivet.
But from fitting acrylic watch crystals and working with precision fit bearings I wonder if some people are freezing the cord and then putting a warmed metal band on the cord? (If the stingray cord gets smaller in the freezer).
Or, are they only gluing with epoxy since the majority of these are mass produced?
Thanks for any methods I have not thought of.