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After the plain patchwork vambraces proved popular in the field the obvious follow on was to make a studded version. We looked at both flat and dome rivets but opted for dome as the patchwork gave a depth to the design that the dome studs would reinforce. We noticed though that a regular pattern of studs looked wrong with the irregular effect that the patchwork creates. The answer was to lay out the studs following the edges of the patchwork then fill in the plain area afterwards.