How to Make a Bail using an Eye Pin

SKU VID-0823
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Beginner
In this video, you will see a great tip on how to turn an eye pin into a pendant bail. You can use this technique for beads, pendants, crystals and charms too!
Audio Transcript
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Hi, this is Kat with beadaholique.com and their just because these pendants face different ways so i wanted to kind of show you that you could do this for various facing pendants all you just do is add a jump ring I'm just going to show you how to do that in this video so I have 22 gauge inch and a half gold-plated eye pins that I'm going to be using I have five millimeter 20 gauge open jump rings I have my briolette here and then you're also going to need a pair of flush cutters wire looping pliers a pair of chain nose pliers and I also have a bent chain nose plier to help me open that jump ring so go ahead and take your eye pin and you're just going to take your pair of chain nose pliers here and bend it upwards just to create a nice little right angle there and now go ahead and thread on your bead or briolette you're going to take your chain nose pliers one more time to the other side and you're just going to bend that side up and now it looks like that so now go ahead and take your wire looping pliers line up your loop where you want it to be go ahead and make that loop and bring it around and go ahead and take your flush cutters and snip off the excess wire you can set that aside and I'm just going to fix my loop here and just make it nice and tight so now this is what it looks like I have two loops on the sides and now what I'm going to do is I'm just going to pinch them a little bit closer together set that down I'm going to go ahead and pick up a jump ring open my jump ring and slide it on to my loop there and now I have a nice little briolette on my eye pin and I can use that as a bail and it as a pair of earrings or just to slide on to a chain and the great thing about this is that you can make it as long as you want it to or as short so you can really kind of customize it which makes it a great little tip to use in your jewelry I hope you enjoyed this video you can find all of these supplies and more videos at beadaholique.com you

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