Choose 22- or 20-gauge round, half-hard, square dead-soft or half-hard wire. This will be fine enough in diameter to not interfere or overpower the design yet be heavy enough to maintain shape and security for the pendant. Working with dead-soft and half-hard wire will yield crisp bends yet allow some wiggle room to maneuver the wire as you set it around the pendant.
Alternatively, a glue-on flat back bail can repair the pendant without harming the piece; the bond would be permanent.
To apply a glue-on bail:
Products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® are intended for experienced jewelry-makers and designer-artists; children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.
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