(Closed) What is this 'technique' called?

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s called a grommet.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Nic01:   You can buy a grommet tool kit at most craft stores

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve always called it an eyelet! It looks like it’s the same thing (just another name – in case you run into someone else who doesn’t know what a grommet is!). 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I learn so many things on this forum.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Nic01:  You are correct in your assumption.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

@the_future_mrs:  I totally agree…it sounds like a cut of meat though *whistles*

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@krobbie:  An eyelet only has one part and a grommet has two parts – one that nests inside the other one.  They both look about the same from the front, but eyelets look unfinished from the back while grommets look finished on both sides.

Most of the paper crafting / scrapbooking products I’ve seen are eyelets, probably because the back isn’t typically meant to be seen.

Also, you don’t *need* one of those fancy pliers…usually you can buy an eyelet or grommet setter you use with a hammer – cheaper, and in my opinion, more effective.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Nic01:  Glad to help.  😛  Also, if you want a similar solution, without needing any tools, I’d recommend brads!  (otherwise known as brass fasteners)  They come in so many different colors, shapes and sizes!

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