This pendant presented a host of problems. There were some trial and error pieces before the above came about.
I put two pieces of Faux Bone together with double-sided tape and sanded the top side and bottom to remove the shiny surface, (the top is 1/16" and the bottom is 1/8"). I turned the bottom side up and using a circle template, and a 5 mm lead pencil, I drew the outer circle and then the inner one, making a washer shape. Then I roughly divided the washer into uneven thirds. I wanted the end result to have three segments of unequal size in length.
To keep from smearing the drawing during sawing, I sprayed it with PYM II.
I sawed out the outer circle, filed away the saw marks, keeping the sides straight up and down, and then separated the two pieces.
I drilled an access hole for the saw blade into the inner circle and sawed this out. Then I sawed out the segments. I wanted a gap between each segment, so these had to have a bit sawn off one end. Then removed the saw marks and sanded the top of the segments. I roughly reassembled the segments and colored them with different colored alcohol inks. The inner edges were colored gold using a gold leaf pen. I also colored the inside of the bottom disc and drilled a hole in the center with a No.67 drill bit for the 20 gauge wire which will form the post for the half-drilled Swarovski pearl.
The bail. Previously, I had to figure out how to make a bail for the pendant. After fiddling around with this and that, here is what I came up with: