a customer once asked me “What are those fun little accents that are like
“big round circles with little prongs?” They are called Conchos! Conchos are
larger than brads or eyelets and are a fun new accessory to add spice to your
projects. Use them as decorative accents or incorporate them into your project
as centers of flowers, wheels on a bicycle etc. Oh what fun you’ll have with
conchos. Here’s how to use them:
Place your projects on your eyelet mat or self-healing craft mat with the
right side of the project facing up. Place the conchos in the desired location
with the prongs facing down.
Tap the head of the concho with your eyelet hammer so that it punctures
through the paper.
Turn the project over and gently press the paper near the prongs until
the concho is flush with the paper. Now use the ball part of your hammer or
other flat round object to fold the prongs inward. I like to tap the back with
the hammer to finish it off.
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