This pinch bail pendant with etched lines is a great way to attach pendants to necklaces. The loop on this bail works nicely for stringing on silk ribbon. You could also try it with a fine silver chain. Sterling silver goes with hundreds of color palettes, so feel free to have several of these bails on hand as you work.
Only open the bail one or two times to maintain its strength and only open as far as needed to fit your piece in order to avoid possible breaking.