Attaching  Bails

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Attaching a bail is a quick and neat way to make a Briolette, Top Drilled Bead or Pendant ready to hang on necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Check out our Bead Inspired Kits page for design ideas.
Tools:
Chain or Flat nose pliers


Materials:
Bail that will fit bead.
Bead or Pendant





Bead Them Up carries a large range of Bails for all size Beads

To view our available range of Bails;either type Bail in our search engine (in the top left hand corner of the website) or go to Findings; then in the "Filter By" drop down box look for the type of bail you want OR go to the metal type (under Findings) you want then Filter the style from there.


Step 1

Choose the bail and Bead making sure that will fit together.


Step 2

With your fingers, open the bail just enough to go over the sides of the bead



Step 3

Slide one of the pins into one one side the bead (If using S.Silver make sure the stamping is at the back)



Step 4

Insert the other pin into the other side of the bead.

Step 5

Using your pliers gently close the bail over the bead.

Step 6

Make sure to have a snug fit so that the bead will not fall out

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