I ordered these in January 2017 and again in January 2020. The newer ones are not oxidized (as shown in the photo) to show the detail of the pattern; they are shiny instead. Still kind of pretty, but not the look I wanted.
I love these little guys. They work great on many of the Swarovski small pendants. Love the design. I just wish they came with an anti-tarnish coating as they seem to tarnish quite quickly.
I originally purchased these for the "Violet View" earrings, but was so pleased with them I purchased more. They may be tiny, but they are very sturdy and strong.They are of excellent quality, and a very modern design. My customers loved them. I keep these in stock for special orders.
I really like your SS bails. You can't get them in the craft stores anymore in MD.