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Old 11-10-2022, 07:32 PM   #1  
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What exactly does the measurement of the eyelet refer to? I can't figure out if it's the diameter of the hole or the length of the part that gets flattened. Also, some of the packages from We R Memory don't have sizes on them. Is one size more common? Additionally, when I use the washers I seem to have more trouble flattening them. I am using a Crop-a-Dile. Thanks!
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It's usually the diameter of the hole, definitely not the length of the shaft or whatever you call it. I think 3/16" is the most common size. When you say using the washers, so you mean the little thin metal ones that go on the back to neaten neaten it up? I can't say I've had trouble with those, but for sure there is a difference between different brands of eyelets as to how well they flatten. Some seem to require more pressure and some less.
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On eyeletoutlet.com they have the measurement of the outside edge of the eyelet, the inside hole, and the length of the leg. Guess it's a leg! If they just give one measurement I'd say it's the inside hole.
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Is that what those washer/collar things are for? I use them on the front in the same or different color to add a bit extra to an eyelet---and sometimes even a brad. I'll have to give it a try for finishing off the back. I'm not picturing how that would help, so I will have to test it out.
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Is that what those washer/collar things are for? I use them on the front in the same or different color to add a bit extra to an eyelet---and sometimes even a brad. I'll have to give it a try for finishing off the back. I'm not picturing how that would help, so I will have to test it out.

I'm not sure if we're talking about the same thing. I've only ever seen the washers for the back in silver. They just make the back tidier.



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Do you attach them at the same time you attach the eyelet? How is that done?
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Here are some I did with the gold and copper ones I have. Couldn't find any done with colored ones in short order. It may be hard to see, but it does add a bit IRL. I was going to send a picture of the washers/collars, but I'm out of time right now and want to get this off.
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Yes, at the same time. It's much easier with the Crop-a-Dile than it used to be with the spring-loaded setters.
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Thanks for the video. Good to know that it can only be used with a thicker base. Don't have the Crop-A-Dile, as I gave mine away due to awful results.
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The video was great because I was getting ready to reply that I couldn't get the eyelet and washer to work properly - it was just as they showed in the video before using thicker material. Don't really know why it doesn't work on thinner material, though.
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I've used them on regular weight cardstock and don't perceive any issues. The one I did quickly for my photo is just normal base weight card. It does have one what the person in the video is calling a split, but that wouldn't bother me; I still find it a neater finish, especially if I'm going to be threading fibres through.
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