Brenda- Pop riveting is easy breezy. The pop rivet guns are cheap
compared to most jewelry tools, and can be bought at any good
I used about a bazillion copper pop rivets when I helped build the
Portlandia Statue back in the early 80s. Over three stories tall,
made of three foot wide sheets of copper and all put together with
pop rivets and brazed with phos copper rod. The sculptor and the two
other guys and I used to have bad pop rivet dreams. When we would
spill a large bucket of them we called that a “Red Ant Attack”.
Have fun and make lots of jewelry.