Discovering some measurements for yourself as your briolette bead may be a different size to the one used in the tutorial
This tutorial teaches how to make a beautiful wire ornate bead cap and bail for a very large briolette bead. Instructions are included for the pendant - not the chain or clasp.
This tutorial requires small fiddly work and the ability to discover some measurements by trial and error as your briolette will likely be of different dimensions than the one shown here. If you're not confident with this try to find a briolette close to the size of the one used in the tutorial. Measurements given are in cm/mm. Some basic math and measuring is required.
22g square soft wire (optional)
22g round soft wire
24g round half hard wire
28g round soft wire
Sixteen 2mm round spacer beads
Three 2.5mm round spacer beads
Two 3mm round spacer beads
One 4mm round spacer bead
A very large, wide, heart or teardrop shaped briolette bead - a 39L x 28W x 12mm deep gemstone is used here. Note: 24g wire should be able to fit through the briolette hole. I haven't tried it with 26g h/h, but 28g is definitely too fine.
Fine round nose pliers
Bent nose pliers
Flat nose pliers
Fine sand paper or fine steel wool to remove pen marks (optional)