Feb 232018

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

Make your own!

ff coiled wire bails

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!

Watch the Coiled Wire Bails-How to Create Custom Necklace Jewelry Findings Tutorial video at YouTube.

Mar 242017

ff polymer clay bails

Sometimes the trickiest part of making custom polymer clay jewelry pieces is locating findings that enhance and work well with them. We can easily solve this problem by creating our own findings out of yet more polymer clay.

It’s not only solves the problem but actually makes our pieces even more unique and creative.

In today’s video I will show you how simple it is to make fancy, decorative tube style bails for your clay or other pieces.

I show enhancing them with textures, mica powders and Gilders Pastes, but you can be as decorative as you need to be in order to get a cohesive look in your jewelry.

Tools and Materials:

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

Watch the DIY Polymer Clay Jewelry Bails-Friday Findings Tutorial video on YouTube.

Aug 262016

ff tube bails

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:

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.