Pendant Bail Design and Construction SU22


Ages 16+

“What should I use for a bail,” is probably the most common question I get when teaching.  The short answer is that there is no universal bail.  Each piece will require its own solution. In the course of 3 days we will discuss what makes an effective bail and various approaches to fabricating them. Some of the topics covered will be fabricating  traditional bails, articulation, using tubing, including how to bend tubing, and soldering jump rings closed (without melting everything else).  Most importantly, we will talk about analyzing your pendant to choose its most appropriate bail design.  

Students will get extra credit or at least gain most from the class if they bring their pendant designs with them so we can work on specific solutions. Basic metalworking skill required.

5080 Delmar Metals Studio

$204 | Members Tuition

$240 | Non-Members Tuition

$45 | Studio Fee (applied at checkout)

Instructor: Tom McCarthy

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