Make Your Own Jewelry: How To Bead A Necklace | Jennifer and Kitty O'Neil | Skillshare
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9 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. What You'll Need

    • 3. Selecting Beads

    • 4. Necklace Lengths

    • 5. How Many Beads?

    • 6. Laying Out the Design

    • 7. Stringing The Beads

    • 8. Attaching The Clasp

    • 9. Finished Necklace


About This Class

Have you ever seen a beautiful strand of beads at the craft store and wished you knew what to do with them? You are not alone. The top three questions we get are:

  • How do I turn beads into a necklace?
  • What should I string the beads on?
  • How do I put on a clasp?

In this class, we’ll answer these questions while we show you how to make this beautiful beaded necklace. 


We’ll show you what tools to get. All you need are wire cutters and chain-nose pliers which you will use over and over again in jewelry making! We’ll show you what kind of wire to string the beads on and how to put on the clasp and finish the ends.

We’ll also share our process for picking out beads and arranging them into a design using a Design Board. (The Design Board is completely optional, but it is inexpensive and easy to use, so we wanted you to see how they work.)

Making jewelry is so fun and once you learn these basics, you can make all kinds of necklaces and bracelets too!

And remember, while you are working on your necklace, we are right here to help! Just leave us a comment and we'll reply!


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Jennifer and Kitty O'Neil

Running With Sisters: Come Craft With Us!


We're the O'Neil Sisters! Kitty's on the left and Jennifer is on the right. We really are sisters and we live about 40 minutes from each other in the San Francisco Bay area.

We started working together over ten years ago when we wrote our first book Decorating With Funky Shui. Since then we've authored five more craft books and our craft projects have been featured in Woman's World magazine, Create and Decorate, Craft Ideas, and Bead Unique. Our work has been featured onlin...

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