well, with great trepidation this evening, i decided i'd better just go ahead and rivet my pendant elements together. i had a silver frame and a piece of glazed ceramic wrapped with wire and pearls. holes were drilled. little copper wires were prepared. no time like the present.
then, the memory of all those ruined beach stones that i "learned" how to drill on came to mind and i realized it would PROBABLY be a good idea to practice on something scrappy, first. so i drilled holes in 2 old, ugly, badly-fired bronzclay pieces and gave it a try.
voila! worked like a charm! but then i thought "i don't really like copper, even in tiny rivet form". i really, really wanted tube rivets. well, so, i went ahead and made some and filed out my holes (quite) a bit bigger and....
voila! worked like a charm again!
rivets=mission accomplished...wish you were here, barb!