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How to Make a Bail for a Flat Pendant

Making a Long Custom Bail

designed by Artbeads
Skill LevelBeginner
Time1-3 hours

We all love the large, flat pendants, but hanging them can be problematic. Here is a solution that looks nice, and you can make yourself!

  • Instructions
  • Supplies

If you want a shorter or longer bail, simply cut your wire different lengths. Play with this technique to figure out what looks best to your eye. You can also layer charms onto the front of your pendants to give them more personality.

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Add all available items to your cart at once or edit the quantities below. Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!
German Side Cutter
Code TOOL-503
Place Of Origin Germany
1 $26.99
Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-106
1 $7.49
Flat Teardrop Pendant Ruby
Material Glass Sold Individually Place Of Origin Czech Republic
1 $0.94
6 $0.82
Sterling Silver Wire Round 20 Gauge Half Hard - Approx. 1 troy oz (19ft)
Code SSWR20HH1
Material Sterling Silver .925 Thickness 20 Gauge Wire Type Half-Hard Sold in Coils Place Of Origin USA
1 $41.99
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