Fade To Black Crystal Pendant Tutorial

Written by
Rita Hutchinson
Published on
November 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PDT November 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PDTst, November 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PDT

Created by: Rita Hutchinson


Designer Tips
  • Arrange stones from lightest to darkest.
  • Set first rivoli in top setting, pressing the bezel into place to hold the stone firm. Bending the bezel where the second setting attaches is a little tricky. Be patient.
  • Set the next stone, and press the bezel to hold firm.
  • Set the final rivoli, and press the bezel to hold in place. 
  • With the burnishing tool, go over the bezel on all 3 stones, to flatten down, and prevent snagging.
  • Attach jump ring and hang from chain. For best way to open and close loops, see Jump Ring Hint in Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF)
  • See blog.rings-things.com/learn-to-make-easy-rivoli-crystal-rings for additional hints on setting stones in bezels.

Suggested Supplies

12mm #1122 Rivolis by Swarovski are nearly gone, but these settings also work with most other brands of 12mm rivolis, including Preciosa and Matubo. Shop remaining colors while they last!

  • 1 each #41-878-70-12-3 Silver Plated Pendant Bezel Setting for (3) 12mm Rivoli Stones
  • 1 each #01-122-12-400 Swarovski 1122 Rivoli Stone, 12mm - Silver Night
  • 1 each #01-122-12-429 Swarovski 1122 Rivoli Stone, 12mm - Graphite
  • 1 each #01-122-12-24 Swarovski 1122 Rivoli Stone, 12mm - Jet
  • 1 oz [use 1] #37-100-3 Silver Plated Jump Ring, Round, Assorted Sizes
  • 1 6-pack [use 1] #40-168-3 Silver Plated Chain Necklace, 20", Calypso
 

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