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Tips on Creating Custom Bails

Bails for Oddly-Shaped Pendants

designed by Artbeads
Skill LevelBeginner
Time1-3 hours

Customizing a bail is just one way to make your jewelry personal, and these techniques are just a few basic ways to make them your own. 

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The most unique, eye-catching pendants deserve a presentation worthy of their beauty, and sometimes it's hard to find the right bail to use. Oddly shaped pendants can be especially hard to finish. If you make your own bail, the possibilities for displaying your piece are limited only by your imagination! We'll show you how to make bails using wire wrapping, seed beads and suede material.

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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!
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Dark Indigo
Code 5328-DKI4
Material Crystal Brand Swarovski Dimensions 4mm Hole Size 0.8mm Sold Individually Place Of Origin Austria
1 $0.17
40 $0.14
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube Bead
Code SS-CRM2
Material Sterling Silver .925 Dimensions 2.0 x 2.0mm Features Crimpable Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA More Measurements Inside diameter 1.4mm
1 $0.09
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque Matte Turquoise Green Delica Seed Beads
Code DB0759
Material Glass Finish Matte or Satin Brand Miyuki Hole Size 0.7mm Sold in 8g Bags Place Of Origin Japan Manufacturer Number DB759
3 $3.22 $2.25
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
Bead Stopper 4-Pack - Red Tips
Place Of Origin USA
1 $5.99
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-106
1 $7.49
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .024 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code ZP49-30F-024
Material Stainless Steel Brand Artbeads Thickness 0.024 Inches Wire Type 49-Strand Sold on Spools Place Of Origin Japan More Measurements Length 30 feet
1 $9.99
Round Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-108
1 $7.49
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