This sterling silver pinch-style pendant bail features a smooth, tapered bail and a double-leaf design with a bright finish. The pinch bail holds a drilled briolette, bead or other finding for a simple and elegant lightweight pendant. Simply open the bail, trim the pegs as needed and then squeeze or pinch the outer portion until the facing pegs begin to enter the holes of the bead. Slowly close the bail until both points are inside the bead hole. For a permanent mounting, use jeweler's epoxy to secure the pegs inside the holes. The bail is oxidized to highlight the details.
• IMPORTANT: Sterling silver is an alloy containing metals that react with chemicals found in air and produce tarnish; high moisture levels, exposure to sunlight and contaminants such as salt water increase this reaction. Take steps to protect your sterling findings by keeping them in airtight packages, use tarnish-resistant products (such as tarnish tabs or strips) that absorb harmful chemicals, and store sterling findings in a cool, dry place. Most tarnish is easily removed by polishing with a mild abrasive or soaking in an anti-tarnish solution.