Monday, February 14, 2011


I met the lovely Heather DiSimone, and her friend Elisa
at the Whole Bead Show at Windmill Inn here in Tucson on Sunday February 6th
at their suite for The Beadin' Path during the Tucson gem show.

I forgot to take a photo of them at the suite, but you can find lovely photos
of their time in Tucson at The Beadin' Path Facebook page!

I went specifically to the show to meet Heather,
who I've chatted with for a couple of years on Twitter!
She is super sweet and tweets about lots of fun new
designs she works on for her shop!

I did see on Twitter that she would be doing demonstrations at the suite,
and I'd seen some of the designs - via Twitter - that she had
previously done with the Pierce and Rivet tool she was
demonstrating, but I absolutely fell in LOVE with the tool in person!

I've only gotten to play with it a couple of days since I've had it.
Mostly because I'm still deciding on the collection of metal components
I want to create the designs I have in mind,
but I can tell you it only took me two mistakes to get the hang of
this small, but amazing, tool - and that the possibilities are endless!

It was even more exciting to me, because I am not a big fan of the E-6000 glue.
Not that there is anything wrong with the glue,
but I am just hyper sensitive to certain smells!

Below are some photos of the tool and a sampling of my beginner projects. ;-)

See The Beadin' Path website for some really
awesome videos on how to use the tool!
I was going to make a video, but...

The tool and the fabulous lucite beads I got at the suite!
That is my Summer Collection color palette!

What's in the box.
I know it looks similar to another hole making tool out there, but it's definitely not the same! ;-)

This photo shows the bag of assorted sample rivets that comes w/the tool.
And part of the small collection of metal components I had on hand, and that I have played around with so far!

I enjoyed mixing metals!

and look at the "backsides"! Aren't those rivets so clean and neat!!
Just amazing! And an extremely strong connection.

I can't wait to get more metal components to play around with
and I'm also hoping soon to get the add-on to this tool,
which does eyelets!! I plan to wire wrap some buttons
using the eyelet holes created in the metal components and...

...well, you'll see! ;-)

Happy Creating!



  1. Looks like fun times ahead at your house!! :-]

  2. looks like a ton of fun!!! love those!

  3. oooo - looks like a lot of fun and i might have to come over and play!

  4. Thanks Debbie, Beth, Alex! I am having a lot of fun with this!! Come on over Alex and trying it out! I ordered more rivets already! lol