I made another batch of pendant and I tried something new on a couple of them that I have been thinking about for a while. Instead of just a jump ring I attached a decorative bail to the top. It is large enough to thread most chains through it and if I choose to make a beaded necklace to go on it I think it looks that much nicer.
This is the reverse side. I'm pretty pleased with this one.^
This one ^ however I think may need to be redone. It was centered but it doesn't look it. I was having some trouble with the solder, I think I may need a soldering iron with higher wattage.
This side looks worse, definitely needs redoing. It does cost a bit more than jump rings but I really like the look, so I will probably do some of both to have a variety. I did order some twisted jump rings that I think will look nice too...they have not come in yet. I like how the soldered edges turned out on this diagonal pendant, it's different every time I heat up the iron, perhaps the weather has something to do with it too? Kind of like trying to bake on a really humid day.