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Step 24 to Teardrop Bail Jewelry Making Finding

Alternative Configuration (Continued):

Step 24:  The process that we followed would work perfectly for a pendant with a front-to-back hole.  For the pendant shown here with a side-to-side hole we will need to twist the teardrop loop until it is oriented as shown at right.  This is easy to do with just your fingers.  You will want to twist the teardrop loop 90 degrees so that you are adding 90 degrees to the wrapped wire from the short wire segment and not in the opposite direction.  This actually helps to tighten the wrapped loops and makes the finished piece look slightly better. 

Step 25:  The final step is to separate the two loops by about 15 degrees as shown below-left.  It is best to accomplish this step by using your bent chain nose pliers to slide between the two loops and bend each loop slightly away from vertical. 

Step 26:  A close up of the finished product is shown below-right.  This teardrop bail has a front side and a back side.  Ideally, you would wear the pendant with the back side toward the wearer's body.  The front side is the side shown below-right.  On this side you can not see the end of the wire from the short wire segment but you may be able to view the end of the long wire segment.  The back side of the pendant is the side shown below-left.  On this side you can view the end of the short wire segment and it is slightly less esthetically pleasing. 

The pendants shown here are our 22x30mm pendants and can be found in our Internet store by selecting here.

Step 25 Step 26

On the following web page we will discuss another bail option. 

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