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What is the difference between jewelry charms and pendants?

Monday, April 11, 2011 11:05:30 PM America/Chicago

In beaded jewelry making, jewelry charms and pendants are all mean ‘hanging from something’. Although in jewelry business the charms and pendants are used with the same way, there is a technical difference between Charms and Pendants.

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What is bail

Sunday, December 19, 2010 8:20:51 PM America/Chicago

Jewelry bails are the clips that are used to attach a stone or crystal to a chain for a necklace or bracelet. They come in a variety of sizes and metals and are usually V- or U-shaped. A jewelry bail is a jewelry making jewelry findings that attaches a pendant to a necklace, chain, cord etc. The pendant slides with the bail onto the necklace. It sits in the centre at the top of the pendant. Usually the bail helps to keep the pendant in position and lying flat. Jewelry bails can also be used with pins and brooches. Pendants typically hang from necklaces by a simple mechanism called a bail. A bail is essentially a metal or wire loop through which a necklace can be strung.

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