Here are the 7 steps to take a gorgeous cultured pearl and make it into a pendant.
Step 1: Decide Where to Drill the Hole in the Pearl
Step 2: Drill the Hole
Step 3: Make Sure the Bail Fits in the Hole
Step 4: Clean the Drill Hole (it can get clogged up with the fine pearl powder)
Step 5: Mix the Jeweler’s Epoxy (make sure you use the right epoxy appropriate for pearls)
Step 6: Add the Epoxy to both the Pearl’s Drill Hole and the Bail
Step 7: Glue Together! The hole and the epoxy combined should make for a safe and long lasting pendant.
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