This necklace is a simple and striking way to display a large gemstone
donut. Using only “cold connections” like rivets, staple and
crimps we will make a unique sterling silver two-piece riveted bail,
with a hand stamped design.
The silver bail can be customized by using different stamps or texture
hammers on the metal. Changing the shape of the cutouts
along the edge for other shapes as triangles or ovals, can also make
each pendant unique.
Here are four striking bails using the same design principle to accommodate
your large gemstone donuts.
The design is simple with only one soldered joint, making it a good
project for beginner solders.
The bails can be used for rectangular, square or round donuts.
Three of the bails are soldered pieces and one a no-solder project.
The bails can be made in sterling silver, copper, brass or bronze.
You can customize the design further, by using your own stamps or
texture hammers on the metal.
The tubes at the back of the bails are big enough to accommodate
most chains, large gauge neck wires, multi-strand cable necklaces
or smaller bead necklaces.
They can also be used in conjunction with silk cords, ribbons,
beaded Kumihimo cords or larger bead strands.
Go look for those forgotten large gemstone donuts in your bead
boxes and make some awesome pendants today!