PINCH BAILS Ice Picks

85 In stock
$4.00
These Pinch Bails (also known as ice picks) are ideal for using with our flat silicone pendant moulds or any hanging decoration moulds. Easy to use, these bails are essential for resin jewellery crafters and come in three sizes and four plated metal plated colours. Read More
Colour:
Silver
Yellow Gold
Pale Gold
Bronze
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These Pinch Bails (also known as ice picks) are ideal for using with our flat silicone pendant moulds or any hanging decoration moulds. Easy to use, these bails are essential for resin jewellery crafters and come in three sizes and four plated metal plated colours.

  • Large - measures 18mm long and 4.5mm wide with bail - approx 10 in a pack
  • Medium - measures 16.5mm and 4mm wide with bail - approx 10 in a pack
  • Small - measures 14.5mm long and 3mm wide with bail - approx 10 in a pack
  • Choose from silver, pale gold or antique bronze

NB. It is best to only open the bail once or twice so as not to damage the pinch mechanism. Use flat nose pliers to gently open the pinch bail and close it. Some of the pinch bails may come slightly skew whiff - it is easy to rectify any misshapen ones with two pairs of flat nose pliers.

Our plated jewellery findings are made from base metal (examples of which can include copper, zinc, nickel, and aluminium). Base metal jewellery and findings will tarnish a lot more quickly than precious metal jewellery (such as sterling silver). Here are our handy points to keep your jewellery and findings looking tiptop:

  • Keep findings and jewellery of the same metals/plating in the same container and store in airtight containers with some anti-tarnish paper. Both sterling silver and plated jewellery will tarnish in contact with air.
  • Remove jewellery when your skin is going to come into contact with liquids and chemicals (e.g. shampoo, alcohol gel, perfume, washing up liquid, bleach, etc).
  • Try not to wear your jewellery when carrying out basic jobs around the house (gardening, bathing) and deffo don't wear jewellery to the gym, pool or beach! Oils in our skin (and sweat!) will degrade the plating on the outer layer of base metal jewellery.
  • The less you wear your jewellery, the slower the plating will fade.
  • Avoid polishing or cleaning your jewellery excessively. This can cause unwanted wear and tear that could corrode the plating faster than normal.

Top tip: Pop a piece of masking tape on the surface next to your bezel... when you're filling the mount add a blob of resin to the tape - that way you can poke it with a cocktail stick (or your finger) to check if the resin is set, rather than ruining your hard work and putting a fingerprint on your masterpiece!

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