This tutorial teaches you how to make an extra wide coiled bail. These are great for pendants you want to put onto thick necklace cords, ribbon, or even Viking knit chains.
Please keep in mind that when making the neck cord, you must put the pendant on before finishing off the second end of the cord. Otherwise the end of the cord may not fit through the pendant.
This tutorial uses a simple briolette bead to show you how to make the bail. However, this technique can be used on any pendant with a frame that has two wires coming together to make the bail.
10″ of 20 gauge wire (dead soft or half hard)
Approximately 7’ 28 gauge dead soft wire
1 medium sized briolette bead
Flat Nose Pliers
Needle File or Wire Rounder/Cup Burr
Mandrel or other round object approximately 1/8″ (3.5mm) in diameter
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