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Pendant-perfect bail

Capture a beautiful stone donut with a basketweave bail

The instructions are for the turquoise donut (left, above), but you can use this technique on any pendant with an opening large enough to accommodate four 20-gauge wires. Also shown here (right), is a 38 x 10 mm queen baguette pendant (Swarovski #6465, Bermuda blue).

Click through the gallery below for step-by-step instructions, or click here for the free project PDF.

Materials

Pendant 1 1⁄8 in. (29 mm)

  • copper wire, round, dead soft
    • 14 in. (35.6 cm) 20-gauge (0.8 mm)
    • 5 ft. (1.5 m) 28-gauge (0.32 mm)
  • 1 24–28 mm gemstone donut with 4–5 mm opening (turquoise)
  • bail-making pliers, roundnose pliers, or other cylindrical form (such as a dowel or pen)
  • chainnose pliers
  • wire cutters
  • kumihimo bobbin (optional)
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