How to Use Pinch Bail Pendant and Earring Findings

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Designer: Julie Bean
In this video see how to quickly and easily make beautiful earring sets and pendants using pinch bail findings. These findings come in a variety of shapes from hearts to elegant swirls. Their silver plated and gold plated finishes are elegant and sophisticated making the finished designs look very high end.
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Hi, this is Julie with I wanna show you how to use these new pinch bail findings for earrings and pendants and I have a couple examples here that I've worked up and they create a really nice sleek design you can see that the bead is actually just suspended between the two prongs of these pinch bails. I've got two different earrings here worked up. So here's what the finding is gonna look like and of course it comes in different styles got a tighter swirl, a larger swirl, you got this great archway that looks actually like an awareness ribbon even and then you've got some hearts as well. Kind of silver-plated, nickel-plated and I wanna show you how you're gonna open these I'll do it with a silver plated heart one and I'm gonna make an earring. All you're gonna need to make a pair of earrings is two pinch bails, you're gonna need two earring hooks and two beads I'm using eight-millimeter beads in this one and you wanna check the description on the website because the prong length varies depending upon the style I'll hold this up so you can see. So check the website for measurements. We'll list that. It'll give you a clue of what size to use so I'll show you how to make an earring and I've got two earring hooks, two of these great heart-shaped pinch bail findings and I've got two eight-millimeter beads. I thought a little pink bead would be really pretty for this. So I'm going to carefully pull the sides apart. You don't wanna pull them too far apart because you don't want to distort the shape too much. I'm just gonna pull them enough to just get the bead in there I got the bead over the one prong just gonna work the second prong into the bead and push it back in place and that is gonna hold it. So that now is what an earring looks like and then to just put the earring hook on. Open up the simple wire loop at the base slip it on, close it up and there you have a very pretty little earring and you can see that there's a little bit of give in there but that's okay because those prongs are far enough into that bead, that the bead is not going to slip out but you do want to pinch it as much as you can. Again here's a couple other examples really a very pretty elegant earring can be created with not very much work and then of course if you don't want to do earrings you can make these into pendants and just hang one from a chain and that is how to use the new pinch bail findings for pendants and earrings which you can find on Go to to purchase beading supplies and to get design ideas!

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