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Old 2016-11-07, 6:26am
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I want to make some drop/tassel pendants by making beads on the end of the mandrel and setting them just like you would a half drilled pearl. However I can't find a finding anywhere that would be strong enough to work. Probably because they are all made for tiny pearls. Does anyone know of any thing that would work? I'm looking for sterling silver. Thanks!
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Old 2016-11-07, 7:53am
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Could you make your own out of wire? Not sure what you're looking for, do you need the cup too? Easy to do from wire if not.
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Old 2016-11-07, 4:53pm
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Will this work?
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I think so but it would have to be sterling silver.
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Something like this is what I'm going for... http://www.trollbeads.com/en-us/shop...glass#start=53
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Old 2016-11-07, 6:14pm
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Could you make your own out of wire? Not sure what you're looking for, do you need the cup too? Easy to do from wire if not.
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Hmm.. I might be able to do this if I could come up with a separate component to replace the cup. I do need something to cover the edges where the mandrel was.
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Old 2016-11-07, 6:55pm
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OK, do a search for sterling cup and pin. Rio Grande has some, but I'm not great on converting inches to mm or gauges.
This one says it's 19 gauge pin. http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Fine-Sterl...25.m3641.l6368 They seem a little pricey?
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I have ended up making my own, and using a small bead cap to serve as the "cup". I like how they look if I do them right. I also like for everything I make to be made by me. (if that makes sense)

These are smaller, and I use a more basic bead cap now for the cup part but you can see what I mean.
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those turned out perfect, Sheri! So cute!
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