Attach the bail. Place some clay paste onto the blunt end of the bail. Moisten the area on the back of the pendant body where the bail will be attached . Invert the bail, place it onto the pendant, then press down gently. Allow the join to dry to a mostly dry state. Use syringe clay to fill any gaps between the bail and the pendant body. Use a wet paintbrush to smooth any rough spots, then allow the pendant to dry to a completely dry state.
Refine, dry, and finish. Prepare the pendant for a shiny finish by refining the frame and bail with progressively finer grits of polishing papers. Polish the central design lightly with a fine grit; be careful not to remove definition from the design.
Fire the pendant. Place the pendant face down on a kiln shelf, and fire at the manufacturer’s highest recommended firing temperature for 2 hours.
Attach the bezel. Place some clay paste along the inside edge of the platform. Dip the bottom edge of the bezel in clay paste, and set it into place on the platform . Allow the pendant to dry until mostly dry. Use more paste to fill any gaps, then allow the pendant to dry completely.
Place the pendant bezel-side up on a kiln shelf. Fire at the highest recommended temperature, hold for 10 minutes, then allow it to cool. Use a small file to remove any excess metal from the outer edges of the bezel platform.
Polish. Brush the pendant with a brass brush in soapy water, then either burnish by hand or tumble it for 1 hour. Use a new set of fine-grit sanding sponges to remove scratches and imperfections. Polish the outer ring and bail of the pendant to a high shine using a new set of polishing papers, sanding through progressively finer grits up to 8000 grit (1 micron). Polish the central design lightly with the two finest grits of polishing papers, again taking care not to remove definition from the design. If desired, apply a liver of sulfur patina to the central portion to increase the definition of the design.