How To Use Glue-On Pendant Bails

See how to use our decorative glue-on pendant bails to turn your custom glass pendants, cabochons or other flat-back designs into finished, beautiful pendants.

Last edited: 4/15/2019
How to use glue on pendant bails

How To Use Glue-On Pendant Bails

You can use our decorative glue-on pendant bails to turn your custom glass pendants, cabochons or other flat-back designs into finished, beautiful pendants. With one textured side and one decorative side, this pendant bail style delivers pendant that are attractive from the front and the back.

The front surface of the glue-on pendant bail is textured. This helps to ensure a strong, secure bond between the bail and the pendant. Prepare the pendant by cleaning it of fingerprints, skin oils, finishing products and any other foreign matter.

Lightly sand the back of the pendant where the bail with attach to rough up the surface. Like the texturing on the bail, this will help ensure a strong bond.

Set the pendant front side down on your work surface. Use a soft cloth between the pendant and the work surface to prevent marring the finish.

Apply a small amount of epoxy or E6000 to the textured surface of the bail. There should be enough adhesive to thinly coat the entire textured area.

Turn the bail over and position it over the pendant where you want it to attach. Press the bail into place on the back of the pendant. Hold the connection firmly for a minute or two. Then set the piece aside and allow the adhesive to cure completely. If necessary, remove excess adhesive from around the attachment point and restore the finish to the surrounding area.

String your cord or chain through the bail opening to finish.

E6000 adhesive and pendants using glue-on bails