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Tutorial Making Handmade Bail for Pendant

Handmade Riveted Bail for Pendant Tutorial  - US$12

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Handmade riveted bail for pendant step by step tutorial

This jewelry tutorial will teach you in detail and easy to follow steps and shows you:

  • - Shaping and filing
  • - Riveting made easy
  • - Cleanup and polishing
  • - Bail shape variation
  • This tutorial can be made in a standard smithing workshop. You will need:
  •  - Metal : silver or gold or other

You will receive :

  • -- 24 Pictures and illustrations
  • -- 12 Pages of detailed instructions
  • -- Personalized tips on tools and techniques
Shaping and preparing the handmade bail
Shaping the Bail
Handmade bail rivet pin
Measurements of rivet pin 

This jewelry tutorial will show you how a handmade  bail, sometimes referred too as an awl is made and riveted on to a pendant. This is a bail that allows for movement and tends to hang in a more natural way. Bails can be bought commercially, but to elevate your designer pendant it's best to make your own bail to perfectly match your pendant style. That way you can adjust the shape and size of the bail to balance with the pendant. With practice the size and shape will come naturally to you.

Handmade bail styles to balance with pendant

Showing the bail style variation balancing with the pendant design.

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