As you know I spend quite a bit of time making my own polymer clay pendants, and adding a bit of wire or metal goes a long way to enhancing them.
In today’s video I’m going to introduce you to yet another type of bail that you can purchase or make to match any of your work; they’re called tube bails.
I really like the look of these as they become a part of the design of the piece. They shouldn’t be just stuck on as an afterthought.
You can find tube bails in all sorts of designs, from plain & simple to very, very fancy. I’m particularly partial to ones that are curved as I think they not only enhance the pendants but also flatter the wearer.
Be watching for upcoming Friday Findings videos when I show you how to make your own tube bails out of wire and also out of polymer clay.
Here are a few nice tube bails that I have found online:
- 12mm Antique Copper Plated Cut-Out Swivel tube bail
- 12mm Antique Brass Plated Cut-Out Swivel tube bail
- curved tube bails
- plain tube bails
The polymer clay pendant with the wire tube bail was made in Sylvie Peraud’s Tribal Pendant class at CraftArtEdu.com.
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
Watch the Friday Findings-Tube Bails video at YouTube.