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3 Wire Wrapped Bail

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(5) Name: 'Jewelry : 3 Wire Wrapped Bail
3 Wire Wrapped Bail
3 Wire Wrapped Bail
3 Wire Wrapped Bail
3 Wire Wrapped Bail

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • This is a tutorial suitable for beginners, designed to help you get to grips with wire.

Pattern Description:

This simple bail, formed from a single piece of wire, is quick to make and very versatile.

It can be used for any top drilled stone, donut or as the finishing touch for a pendant.

Due to the large loops this design is particularly useful is you are using a chunky chain like Viking knit, chain maille or a multi strand necklace, as the bail allows free movement of the pendant.

The main tutorial teaches you how to make the bail for a front, top drilled stone, also included are 2 variations, the first is for a side drilled or drop stone and the second shows you how to wrap a donut, including instructions on how to calculate the length of wire required.

Please read through the instructions at least once before starting.


  • Materials:
  • 8" 18 gauge soft, round wire
  • 1 top drilled focal bead, drop, donut or pendant
  • Tools:
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Nylon jaw pliers
  • 8mm mandrel (wooden dowel, pen, knitting needle or similar)
  • Tape measure