Does anyone know where I can purchase 10mm-12.5 mm sterling
silver swivel bails?
I had a similar problem and solved it by making my own Sterling
bails from Sterling wire. The wire is quite easy to work with–and
can be annealed if it is not. It can be left round, partially
flattened with a rolling mill or hammer and anvil, textured, etc.
Unless you need a great quantity of bails, this may be your best
solution. Silver wire, as well as gold wire, can be the starting
place for all kinds of bails, links, etc. that you cannot find from
the supply houses. As a side note, I have also been successful in
creating ring guards from wire. The ring guards have to be work
hardened, but that occurs almost automatically as you are forming
Dr. H. D. (Del) Pearson,
Owner and Bench Jeweler
Designs of Eagle Creek
91 Eagle Creek Ranch Blvd
Floresville, Texas 78114
Where we still can figure out which season of the year we are
in–cool and windy one day, hot the next.