The Cail, invented by Amoracast, works like a cap and looks like a bail – hence, Cail!
It is a clever invention that can transform any vertically drilled bead into a beautiful pendant.
Start by forming the Cail around the bead, if it is irregularly shaped. Once you are satisfied with the way it will sit, take a head pin (long enough to go through the bead and have at least 3/4″ for wrapping) and thread through the bead, and the Ivy Cail on top of it.
Using round nose pliers, make a loop – the size depends on how you intend to use it. If you’re making a pair of earrings or will be using a jump ring, then you can keep it small. If you wish to thread a finished chain through the loop, without using a jump ring, then you can make it bigger.
Hold onto this loop with a flat pair of pliers (chain nose), and wrap the end of the head pin, closing the loop and securing the Cail down on the bead. Trim excess pin and now you are ready to add your piece onto an earring hook or chain.