Make Your Own Jewelry: How To Make A Dangling Bead Necklace Free class

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

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7 Videos (17m)
    • Introduction

    • Tools And Materials

    • Cutting The Chain & Arranging The Beads

    • Prepping The First Bead

    • Adding Beads To The Chain

    • Putting On The Clasp

    • Finished Necklace


About This Class

Wouldn’t you love a necklace like this? So pretty and it goes with everything! And wouldn’t it be even more fun to make it yourself? We think so! And this necklace is easier than you think.

Even if you've never made jewelry before, you can make this. We'll show you how! It's basically one technique repeated over and over. Easy!


In this lesson, we'll show you all the tools and materials you'll need. This project uses chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, and wire cutters. If you’ve never used them before, we’ll show you what they are and how to use them. These are the three basic tools for making jewelry, so you’ll use the skills you learn in this lesson for all kinds of jewelry making projects. You will also learn how to make wrapped loops to attach the beads to the chain and how to put a clasp on chain. Skills you'll use a lot in jewelry making!

Making jewelry like this is fun and easy! Once you get started, you’ll be hooked like we are! Before you know it, you’ll be making jewelry for friends and they will love finding out you made it yourself!

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A quick but very detailed and easy to understand class on making your own dangling bead necklace or bracelet. Loved it!!





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 online on the sites of HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Ladies Homes Journal, and Parents magazine. 

We do all kinds of craft how-tos. We love to mosaic, we enjoy candle making, and spa crafts are always fun. But our favorite craft is jewelry making, because the materials are so beautiful and when you're done, you have more jewelry!

No matter what topic we are teaching, our goal is to figure out the best and easiest way for you to get great results. We want you to have success and enjoy crafting as much as we do! Let us know what you want to learn. We shoot new video lessons all the time and can't wait to share more with you.

Come craft with us!

Jennifer & Kitty

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