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Old 2012-11-15, 4:27pm
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Default pendants?

new to boro
i dont see many pendants except the ones with flowers in them
can you make pendants and attach bails to them?
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Old 2012-11-15, 5:22pm
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Of course you can. Heres a couple with bails on them. I do lots of fumed work. They kind of look like flowers...



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Old 2012-11-15, 6:07pm
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There are a number of ways to attach a bail to a pendant. One is the Shepherd's hook, a bead or poke a hole through glass added and melted in at the top. A graphite ream is needed to make the hole to size.

These are two examples using the melted in scenario.



Clear can also be use, but will generally not have a smooth interior as seen from the outside. Thus a darker color glass for the bail is generally a good idea. However, practice with clear as it is less costly than boro color.
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Old 2012-11-15, 6:12pm
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If you mean like a metal Bail...you can get some peters tweezers or handy andys(better) to puncture holes in the glass while hot.


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Old 2012-11-15, 7:09pm
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you can do all sorts of pendants, here are a few dichro ones that are not galaxy. B
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Old 2012-11-16, 1:44am
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some pendents made with ashes
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Old 2012-11-19, 1:17pm
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I know a guy that writes a book about making pendants. He shows a few different bails in it...
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Old 2012-11-19, 2:59pm
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Here's another shameless plug I don't do this often, but the tool I figured out really works well for holes if the other methods don't work for you!
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So do peter's tweezers, handy andys, bail biters, and the humble tungsten pick.

I'm partial to the bail biters as my go to tool for holes.
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Old 2012-11-20, 7:54am
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I have a video tutorial on how to make cool pendants from boro scrap dichro. I think there is a link in my siggy... I made it geared towards soft glass users, on what we were told could not do boro, so of course I had to try lol!Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1353423178.589322.jpg
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Handy Andy's are my go-to tool but really you don't need a tool to make a loop, though it's helpful to have something like a reamer or something to open it up once you've made it.
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