Making a Jewelry Wire Bail Finding --
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Step 13 Teardrop Bail Jewelry Making Finding Alternative Configuration (Continued):

Step 13:  When you have completed the bend in step 12, the wire will appear as shown at right.  Please note that the bend at the edge of the pliers is a sharp angle, and not rounded because we pushed with our thumb close to the pliers. 

Step 14:  Remove the wire from your pliers.  At this point the wire will appear as shown below-left.  You may notice that the orientation of the teardrop loop is not correct for allowing the chain to pass through the loop and have the pendant hang in the proper orientation.  We will correct this in a latter step.

Step 15:  Slide the long wire segment into your pendant as shown below-center.  Slide the pendant until it is touching the wire on the left that leads to the teardrop loop. 

Step 16:  With the pendant held all the way at the left, using your thumb on your dominant hand, bend the wire up until it crosses the wire below the teardrop loop as shown below-right.  Again, push with your thumb as close to the pendant as possible.  If the bend happens to be too rounded, you can use your bent chain nose pliers to help squeeze the wire near the pendant so that the bend will be less rounded.  If possible position the wire so that both the short wire segment and the long wire segment are on the same side of the wire below the teardrop loop.  This will slightly improve the quality of the finished piece. 

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