This sterling silver pendant mounting features a fluted tapered bail and a free-swinging twist peg mounting that holds one half-drilled pearl or gemstone bead. Trim the peg if needed and use jeweler’s epoxy to secure the bead or pearl on the peg to complete the pendant. The twisted peg increases the surface area for the epoxy and provide a more secure hold.
• 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.