Rivets was one of those things that I was a little hesitant about using at first because it seemed so tricky. For instance I remember looking at Laura Lo's jeans and being in awe (I miss her blogging days so much, she was just awesome in every way) . But when I finally got the courage to ask for rivets in the notion store I was pleasantly surprised by how easy the assembly was. And if you have ever fastened an eyelet or a snap button you will already be familiar with the process.
Beat the rivets with a hammer a couple of times.