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Messy Wire Wrapped Bail

Step 1String one briolette onto about one foot of wire, leaving about 1 1/2 inches on the one side. Step 2Pull both sides of the wire up - forming the wire to the sides of the hole of the briolette. Step 3With your finger cross the wires. Step 4Use the tips of your chain nose pliers to grasp the longer piece of wire directly above where the wires cross.

Wire Wrapped Triangle Bail

Step 1Cut a 4" piece of wire. Slide wire through the hole of the bead, leaving about 1 1/2 in. on the left side. Step 2With your fingers, bring the wires up - crossing the wires. The short piece should be in front of the longer piece. Step 3Using your fingers, form the wire to the briolette. Step 4Use the tips of your chain nose pliers to grasp the short pi

Wire Wrapped Center Drilled Bead Bail

Step 1Cut a 5" piece of wire. Slide the wire through the hole of the bead, leaving about 2" on the left side. Step 2With your fingers, bring the wires up and cross them. The short piece should be in front of the longer piece. Step 3Using your fingers, form the wire to hug the sides of the bead. Step 4Use the tip of your chain nose pliers to grasp the short

Bent Head Pin Bail

Step 1Slide one 3" head pin through the front of a center drilled bead. Step 2Measure the distance between the bead hole and the edge of the bead. Step 3Using the tips of your chain nose pliers, grasp the head pin at the same distance from the bead that you measured in step 2. Step 4With your finger, push the wire to a 90° angle.

Gluing on a Bail

Step 1Pick the component you would like to glue a bail onto the back of. We chose a heart shaped molded resin piece.Step 2Place a small drop of an adhesive onto the top center of the back of the molded resin piece. We chose to use E6000.Step 3Place the glue back bail of your choice over the adhesive at the top center of the molded resin piece.Step 4Firmly pr

Attaching a Bail - Style 4

Step 1For this technique, choose a pinch bail and a pendant.Step 2If the bail is closed too tightly, you may have to open it before attaching. To open the bail, grasp both sides of the bail with your chain nose or flat nose pliers.Step 3Gently pull the two sides apart just wide enough for the pendant.Step 4Insert one notch of the bail into the hole of the pe

Attaching a Bail - Style 3

Step 1For this technique, choose a 12.5mm Vine Pinch Bail and a 15.4x14mm Swarovski Elements Crystal Briolette.Step 2Insert one notch of the bail into the hole of the briolette.Step 3Insert the other notch of the bail into the other hole of the briolette.Step 4Grip both sides of the bail with your flat nose pliers or your chain nose pliers. Gently squeeze bo

Attaching a Bail - Style 2

Step 1For this technique, choose a snap on bail and a pendant.Step 2Gently press the ring of the pendant against the back of the snap on bail.Step 3Slide the pendant into the snap on bail.Step 4With the bail attached, you can now string your pendant onto cord or a chain.

Attaching a Bail - Style 1

Step 1For this technique, choose a closed bail, a pendant, and a jump ring.Step 2With your chain nose pliers, open the jump ring.Step 3Attach the pendant to the jump ring.Step 4Attach the bail to the jump ring.Step 5Close the jump ring.Step 6With the bail attached, you can now string y

Applying Tool Magic

Step 1Make sure the tips of the pliers are clean and dry. Step 2Work in a well ventilated area. Separate the pliers so they are not touching. Step 3Slowly lower the plier tips into the Tool Magic. Only lower the tips, do not cover the box joint of the tool. Step 4Slowly pull the tool out of the Tool Magic at an even speed. Step 5

Applying Jewelry Shield

Step 1Shake the Jewelry Shield gently. Make sure you are in a well ventilated area. Step 2Hold the metal finding or bead with pliers or tweezers. Apply a coat of Allergy Jewelry Shield. Step 3Let dry 20 minutes between coats. Repeat as needed. Let dry completely overnight before wearing.

Wine Markers

Step 1Grasp the jump ring on either side of the opening with two pairs of chain nose pliers.Step 2Open the jump ring by moving one side towards you and the other side away from you. Step 3Hook a charm into your jump ring. Step 4To close your jump ring, grasp the jump ring on either side of the opening with two pairs of chain nose pliers.