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Make Your Own Jewelry: How To Make A Wirework Necklace

Jennifer and Kitty O'Neil, Running With Sisters: Come Craft With Us!

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7 Videos (21m)
    • Introduction

    • What You'll Need

    • Design Inspiration

    • Getting Started: Making Wrapped Loops

    • Adding Turquoise Beads

    • Attaching The Clasp

    • Finished Necklace


About This Class

Making your own jewelry is a great craft. You get to do something creative, and when you're done, you have jewelry! It can also be a wonderful craft to share as gifts and even sell.


This wirework necklace is made of beaded components linked together with wrapped loops. Want to know a secret? It is easier than it looks! Once you learn to make a wrapped loop, you just repeat the process over and over to make the necklace. It's all wrapped loops! And putting the clasp on a wirework necklace couldn't be easier. You just slide it into the end of a link. We'll show you how.

We'll also show you how we decide what beads to use for a necklace like this and how we take design inspiration from other pieces of jewelry we see. Plus we'll show you a tip the pros use to make all their wrapped loops the same size.

Making jewelry is so fun and once you learn this wirework technique, you can make all kinds of necklaces and bracelets too!

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


Jennifer & Kitty

10 of 10 students recommendSee All

This class was fun and easy to follow. Both sisters were easy to understand an both chipped in several tips during the process. I would recommend this to anyone trying to learn basic wire wrapping.
Nice class! Clearly presented instructions and the sisters are so pleasant to watch and listen too.
i love this class; Jennifer and Kitty are such happy and cheerful instructors; I love their energy and attitude just as much as i loved their wirework necklace. Thank you both for sharing your skill and talent. I watch you on youtube too.





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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