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twisty swirly, fun to make your own stuff!
Thats right, why waste your money on useless bails that wont work all the time.

Make them yourself!

I figured I would give it a try, since I wasted my money on useless bails that would not hold like their suppose too.

So here I was staring at my kewl bail-less pendants. Then it hit me. I grabbed my 20 gauge jewelry wire and started experimenting!

Check it out!

Posted by Sugarlishes from United States • Published See Sugarlishes's 135 projects »
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  • How to make a bails. Make Your Own Bails - Step 1
    Step 1

    I used 20 gauge wire for my bails.

    You also need:
    Wire cutters
    Jewelery pliers

  • How to make a bails. Make Your Own Bails - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut off a good size piece of wire. This all depends on what size and heavy your project will be.

    I made mine a bit longer since I was making these for the domino pendants I had made.

  • How to make a bails. Make Your Own Bails - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take the end of your wire and begin to tightly twist around.

    Make sure your twisty swirl is flat as you do.

  • How to make a bails. Make Your Own Bails - Step 4
    Step 4

    You should have something like this.

  • How to make a bails. Make Your Own Bails - Step 5
    Step 5

    Then at the end you want to start twisting the opposite way.

    Depending on the chain that will go through the hole. Do not twist so tightly like you did in the beginning step.

  • How to make a bails. Make Your Own Bails - Step 6
    Step 6

    Once your done with that end,

    twist slightly.

    *poof*

    Completed!

  • How to make a bails. Make Your Own Bails - Step 7
    Step 7

    Ta da!

    Just add the heavy duty glue that you use and place it on your project.

    Set it aside and let it dry completely.

  • How to make a bails. Make Your Own Bails - Step 8
    Step 8

    Just beautiful!!

    Happy crafting my CO&k Buddies!

    *grinz*

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Cyanide Sweetheart
Cyanide Sweetheart · , Southern California, United States · 23 projects

I was thinking of making my own, but in addition to shaping out the wire I thought about taking a jewler's hammer to flatten it (like a forger)

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beryl
beryl · Apache Junction , Arizona, United States · 36 projects

Great idea! I'm going to have to try this-been making lots of pendants lately :)

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Little Gems by Kari
Little Gems by Kari · Colonie, NY, United States · 11 projects

very cool

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Little Gems by Kari
Little Gems by Kari · Colonie, NY, United States · 11 projects

very cool

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Rhibi
Rhibi · Ghan, Northern Territory, AU · 27 projects

Great idea! Bails aren't cheap either. And these will be less "chunky" at the top.

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Interstellar Supernatural
Interstellar Supernatural · Fayetteville, Arkansas, US · 32 projects

yeah i have plenty of wire but can't ever find bails

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Ginger Snapped
Ginger Snapped · Sacramento, CA, CA, United States · 31 projects

YAY SUG U ARE AMAZEING!!

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Arty Kitkat
Arty Kitkat · St Albans, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom · 61 projects

Oh thats pretty nifty :)

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Jeri F.
Jeri F. · Las Vegas, Nevada, United States · 15 projects

That is a really great idea. I feel like I limit the stuff I make because of the bails.

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