3 Wire Wrapped Bail tutorial

By Abby Hook

3 Wire Wrapped Bail tutorial

Free Tutorial

Level: Beginner
Page count: 13
Number of steps: 19

This simple bail, formed from a single piece of wire, is quick to make and very versatile.

It can be used for any top drilled stone, donut or as the finishing touch for a pendant.

Due to the large loops this design is particularly useful is you are using a chunky chain like Viking knit, chain maille or a multi strand necklace, as the bail allows free movement of the pendant.

The main tutorial teaches you how to make the bail for a front, top drilled stone, also included are 2 variations, the first is for a side drilled or drop stone and the second shows you how to wrap a donut, including instructions on how to calculate the length of wire required.

Please read through the instructions at least once before starting.

• 8” 18 gauge soft, round wire
• 1 top drilled focal bead, drop, donut or pendant

• Chain nose pliers
• Round nose pliers
• Wire cutters
• Flat nose pliers
• Nylon jaw pliers
• 8mm mandrel (wooden dowel, pen, knitting needle or similar)
• Tape measure

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