Stunning Cabochon Pendants

by John Rasmussen on April 30, 2011

Hello to all,

I have been thinking for quite a while about how to make a pendant without wire around it.  I knew that I would have to drill a hole at the “top” of the stone, but I did not really know how to make the bail.  Then while shopping in the new Walmart that has just opened near my house (within 1/2 mile), I saw some bails that would be perfect.  They had gunmetal and copper, no silver.  On Thursday night while at Downtown Alive Arts, I went into the little bead store, and there were “clip” bails made of Sterling Silver that were obviously not priced at the current price of silver.  So I bought ten.  One of the stones that I used was too thick for the purchased bails, so I made one with 9 gauge Sterling Silver half round half hard wire.  And in one photo, here are the pendants:


Now we will see what I can come up with for May.


John Rasmussen
66 year old retired educator (geology and emergency medical care) and practicing paramedic. I came back to my passion, rocks and minerals, then making gemstones and jewelry with them.
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