Triple Spiral Bail, Easy Wire Tutorial

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Triple Spiral Bail, Easy Wire Tutorial Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details





Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • This tutorial is rated beginner/easy. It is helpful if you have practiced making eye loops and spirals, but making a spiral is clearly photographed and explained.

Pattern Description:

This tutorial will teach you how to make a Triple Spiral Bail for a front drilled pendant, with 10 inches of wire and in 10 minutes time. This bail is particularly suitable for use with cords or gemstone strands.

As a beginner, you will find that learning to make a spiral will have many other applications in jewelry making.

The tutorial demonstrates how to make the basic triple spiral bail in the first photo only. The additional photos show you how you can change the look of your bail by varying the size and orientation/direction of your spirals.

This tutorial does not teach you to coil around the upper bail wire as pictured in the second photo. This simply shows you one option you have once you have made the basic bail.


  • 10 - 12 inches of 18 or 20 gauge wire
  • 24 inches of 24 or 26 gauge wire optional for coiling the upper bail
  • Front drilled pendant
  • Flush cutters
  • Flat Nose Nylon Jaw Pliers optional
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Flat Nose Pliers
  • 0000 Steel Wool or other sanding medium

About Designer

About Designer

Nita Johnson on

Just call me Nita.
I've been making bead and wire jewelry since 2005.
I enjoy many styles of jewelry but my special fondness is for free form and asymmetrical styles and pieces that move.
I'm fascinated by wire and the way it flows, gemstones and their endless patterns, and seeking to form a beautiful marriage between the two.
I wake up each day in the awesome mountains of the Cherokee ...

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