How to Make a Bail for Briolettes

By on October 19, 2011

: : : Materials : : :
  • Beads, briolette
  • Wire, half-hard, round, 21 gauge

(or finer depending on the size of the hole in the bead)

  • Pliers, round-nose
  • Pliers, chain-nose
  • Pliers, flush-cutters
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Step 1
Using flush-cutters, cut a 2-1/2 to 3-inch length of wire. Using round-nose pliers, form a simple loop on one end of the wire.
Step 2
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Slide the wire through the bead. Form a simple loop on the other end of the wire.
Step 3
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Center the bead on the wire. Place a pair of round-nose or chain-nose pliers close to the bead on one side. Rotate the pliers to form a 90-degree bend in the wire that points up.
Step 4
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Repeat Step 3 to form a 90-degree bend in the wire on the other side of the bead. Make any needed adjustments so the loops meet at the top.