Swarovski's lovely little starbloom stone is perfect for the beginning of spring. This 13mm crystal may be small, but its sparkle is MIGHTY.
Swarovski's starbloom setting is petite and sweet to match the stone, but has one "small" problem ... the hole size is equally petite and doesn't fit any of the TierraCast bails I was planning on using. And I wanted something a little more interesting than a jump ring.
Figure-8 connector to the rescue! This humble finding is more secure than a jump ring, and makes a nice bail.
Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRue
Set crystal in setting and use chain-nose pliers to carefully squeeze down each prong.
Twist open the small loop of the figure-8 finding, add the crystal setting, and securely twist the loop closed.
Slide larger loop over the chain of your choice, or open it to attach to a specific link or other finding.