Coiled Wire Bails-How to Create Custom Necklace Jewelry Findings Tutorial

Don’t have just the right bail to accent your special jewelry pendant?

Make your own!

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With about 10 inches of 20 gauge wire and a few minutes of your time you can have a custom-made bail that perfectly suits any jewelry pieces you’d like to dangle.

Using bail making pliers makes it easy to create a bail with an opening that’s the perfect size for any cord you’d like to string your jewelry onto.

Tools and Materials:

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

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6 thoughts on “Coiled Wire Bails-How to Create Custom Necklace Jewelry Findings Tutorial

  1. Aha. Again, using the right tools gives professional results. I like how specific you are about what tools and materials you use, and how much. That’s very helpful.

  2. Sandy, I love this lesson. My question is using artistic wire. So this is not silver or argentium or copper. If you are using a silver pedant or charm, one should use silver, correct. It looks like the larger bail you made that is a little messy was maybe at 22 gauge silver wire? and going to a 20 gauge could remedy that problem.??

    1. Hi Cynthia, If I were using sterling silver pendants or charms, then I would use at least silver filled wire and components. I try to match the quality of all the bits in a piece of jewelry.

      I think the messy bail problem was due to a wire that was already too work hardened for this type of coiling.

      Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  3. I love these! My question is how you connect the focal? Do you use a jump ring or do you add it before you do the final wrap around the loop?

    1. Hi Barbara,

      I’m so glad you like these wire bails, I think they’re a nice diy solution.

      You can connect your pendant either way, with a jump ring or by adding it before doing the final loop. The jump ring would be easier, but adding it before finishing would be more secure. Just do whichever makes more sense for your particular pendant.

      Thanks for the very good question!


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