So I had this pendant with no bail, and was worried that I might chip, scratch or break the glass while trying to form one, at the same trying to avoid making a bulk of metal at my focal point that would clash with the piece.
Looping a single strand for a bail, because this one is drilled in the front, makes the teardrop turn sideways. So that is how I ended up doubling a strand on each side and got an effect that is unique from all my other stuff. Yay! Plus it can be worn straight or twisted: