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 Designing with a Wire Donut Bail 

Instructions by Tom Triplett, Content Development Manager, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Turn a gemstone or glass donut into an eye-catching pendant with donut bails.
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Step 1
Open a jumpring. Gently fold the two loops of the bail over the top edge of the donut, bending until the wires meet in the center of the donut.
Pass an open jumpring over one loop, through the hole of the donut, and around the other loop. Close the jumpring.
Step 2
Add a jumpring and chain through the top loop of the donut bail and you're all set to go!

Optional Embellishing the Wire Donut Bail

Step 3
Cut a length of thread and knot the end of it. String on your beads, passing the thread through the jumpring in the center of the bail, but not through the donut. String your bead pattern in reverse, ending with a knot. Secure knot and trim the thread. Repeat until the donut hole is as full as you'd like it to be.
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