When it comes to pendants, drops and charms, there are lots of choices like European bead charms (clip on charms), crystal drops, prayer box pendants… They are all jewelry supplies used in beading. Although you can use pendants, charms or drops in beading, here I remind all jewelry maker the technical differences between the three.
The first is the simplest. A jewelry charm is smaller the 25mm and does not have a fixed bail. Then it’s a drop. A drop has a top-drilled hole that goes from one side to the other. It does not have a fixed bail, loop or jump ring, and does not need to be modified in order to lay correctly when strung. Just look at the crystal in my picture.
Pendants are pieces that are 25mm or larger (not including the bail, loop or jump ring). If it does not have a bail, loop or jump ring, then its hole will be drilled or punched from front to back. If a pendant is smaller than 25mm, it will have a fixed bail or loop (Swarovski is the exception). Look at the Thomas and the Tibetan in my picture.
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