Bails, which are used to hold your pendants in place and attach them to your necklace, are the jewelry findings hold your pendants in place and attach them to your necklace. You can find they are given in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. In wholesale jewelry findings stores, they have all sorts of different bail styles, such as snap-on bails, split bails, and pinch bails. For today’s DIY jewelry blog, I will focus on these 4 types of jewelry bails.
Snap-on bails are made mainly from brass and silver-plating, but they can also be found in gold and sterling silver as well. They are used to attach stones and pendants that have chain trimming.
Split bails are V-shaped and larger than most other bails. Heavier drilled stones and crystals with beaded edges are a good match. This kind of jewelry bails are used for attaching larger stones and cabochons.
Pinch bails are given from a variety of metals including silver and gold. Pinch bails are attached just as the name suggests: thread the teeth of the bail through each side of the stone or pendant and pinch the bail together until the teeth lock. Pinch bails are used to hang odd items such a stones and raw pendants.
You may also like: