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How to Bead a Necklace

by The O'Neil Sisters

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  • Kathy G comment: I love the design of the necklace and the lesson was fantastic. I love the questions in between sections of the lesson.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: We're so glad you enjoyed the lesson and questions, Kathy! And glad you like the necklace design -- it's fun that it can be so random!
  • ANITA Y comment: Thanks! You make it look so easy.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Thank you, Anita! It really is easier than you think. And with a necklace like this, the fun is in the beads! Can't wait to see your necklace!
  • Gigi k comment: Thank you for your time. The step by step was perfect.
  • Stephanie R comment: Thankyou for everything I love allYour classes!
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: That is so nice, Stephanie! Thank you for watching and stay tuned for more lessons soon!
  • Kathleen O comment: I enjoyed this lesson.
  • Susan P comment: Easy to follow - thanks!
  • felisa m comment: Where can I buy the beads? Thanks!
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: You can use a mix of beads in different shapes and sizes. For this necklace, we chose beads in the same color story. Craft stores like Michaels, JoAnn, and Hobby Lobby sell mixed strands of beads like the ones we used in the lesson. Or try your local bead shop. You can also order mixed beads online -- we include a link to some in the attachments (just click on the paperclip icon in the upper righthand corner of the lesson's screen). Hope that helps!
  • Paula F comment: Enjoyed your lesson very much. Thanks.
  • beverly r comment: the lesson was very informative. thank you both
  • Lebanon D comment: I loved your class. THe question at the end of each step is very useful and for me i was able to pay more attention to the teaching. Very Good class.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: We think the questions are helpful, too. It's a nice way to reinforce the key info for each step of a lesson. Thanks for watching!
  • Maureen F comment: Thank you. This was great....nice to know how to get started".but a little confused on finishing of the necklace. Thanks
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: If you're having trouble finishing the ends, you might print the how-to (click on the paperclip icon in the upper righthand corner of the lesson screen) and refer to it while watching that part of the lesson again. And you can watch the lesson as many times as you'd like. Hope that helps!
  • Nenuca C comment: Dear O'Neil Sisters, I want to learn jewelry making. Your site is a gift for a beginner like me. I want to enrol in your course, but will have to buy the tools and beads I will need first. Do you have any suggestions on where I could get my first jewelry making kit? Thanks, Nenuca
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: We're so glad we could help! For jewelry making tools to get started, we recommend a craft store like Michaels, JoAnns or Hobby Lobby if you're in the U.S. (and don't forget your coupons!). You can also buy supplies online, and we include links to them in the attachments of the lesson. Just click on the paperclip in the upper righthand corner of the lesson screen. Let us know if you have any trouble or need anything else!
  • Lynn L comment: I really love these tutorials. I have never made jewelry before but will definitely be taking it up as a hobby after watching your lessons. Thank you !!
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Thanks so much for saying that, Lynn! Jewelry-making is a great hobby -- not only is it a joy to do, but you end up with gorgeous pieces of jewelry for friends and family (and for yourself!). Enjoy!
  • Rosemary P comment: I'll watch this many times. The end with the crimping and guardian is not set in my mind.Can you show me a memory wire bracelet please, thsnk u
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: It definitely helps to watch that part until you feel like you've got it, Rosemary. It also helps to have the materials in your hands so you can do a test or two. And a memory wire lesson is a great idea! Thanks!
  • rene s comment: Thanks this was very informative.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Glad you enjoyed the lesson, Rene! Let us know if you have any questions as you make your necklace.
  • Reynaldo G comment: Yes, thanks for the lesson, I didn't know about the crimp covers and the toggle clasps.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: So glad we could help! We loved learning about crimp covers, too. They really make a piece look finished, don't they? And you can find all kinds of interesting toggle clasps once you start looking. Have fun!
  • Lisa F comment: THANKS UR AWSOME
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Thanks, Lisa! You just made our day! Hope your necklace turns out great!
  • Linda B comment: Thank you!!! You were a big help in making this necklace. It gave me all the information I needed to have in making a necklace. I am forever grateful to you for this information.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: So glad you found this lesson helpful! Let us know if you have any questions as you're crafting!
  • Diana V comment: I learned to use the round crimp bead vs the tubular one which requires the crimping pliers.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: We prefer regular crimps that can be flattened with chain nose pliers so we don't have to buy another specialized tool.
  • Diana V comment: what if I want to make a 28 inch necklace but don't want a clasp as I can just put it over my head, how do I tie or bring the wires ends together?
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: You could make the necklace on beading thread using a beading needle, then tie it closed. We recommend dabbing the knot with jeweler's glue or bead stringing glue to secure it.
  • Starr A comment: Very helpful! Thank you:)))
  • Kate E comment: Great! Looking forward to learning more :)
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Thanks, Kate! That's wonderful to hear. We have lots of jewelry-making lessons on Curious: http://curious.com/oneilsisters And we have more on the way...stay tuned!
  • vicki t comment: This class was very helpful. You both did a great job. I learned a lot. Thanks.
  • Susan H comment: Thanks, I wanted to check this out. I did learn a couple things (to start, ha) that I was doing wrong in regards to bracelets. I will be back, thanks again.
  • Pam C comment: Wow that was so informative and helpful!
  • RedalelLuvinmyhusband S comment: thanks for the tips I enjoyed the lesson
  • Sonia J comment: thanks! you made each point so simple and easy. I love the quiz. it's so much fun.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: The quizzes are fun, aren't they?! Thanks so much for watching!
  • robin a comment: I appreciate this information this is great
  • Zada F comment: Thank you, I have been beading for a short time, but I learned some new tricks for this lesson, thank you very much.
  • Kate R comment: Great stuff....hard to find videos that show up close details like the O'Neil Sisters..for super beginners.....bless you! The hardest part of jewelry is finishing it so it does doesn't fall apart....the crimp, the crimp cover, etc etc.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Thanks for the kind words. We agree that finishing the ends is the hardest part. Glad we could help!
  • Wanda H comment: This was very helpful. I am a beginner and know absolutely nothing about beading, but I have wanted to learn for a long time. My 9-year-old granddaughter has shown an interest also, so we are ready to learn. This helped a lot. I will be back. Thank you.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Welcome to the wonderful world of beading, Wanda! We're thrilled to hear that the lesson was helpful -- and we love that your granddaughter is interested, too. She might end up being a life-long beader! Let us know if you have any questions as you get started.
  • Angelia F comment: You Both made it look and sound so easy, I have been wanting to make Jewelry for some time, and now I can, Thanks to you Both.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Wonderful! It is so much easier than people think! Hope you have fun!
  • Mittie T comment: Thank you I learned a few things that I was doing wrong ;-)
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: We're so glad we could help clear things up, Mittie. Have fun making your jewelry!
  • carolyn m comment: Thank you both for the clear and easy instructions, I had fun.
  • Edna J comment: Thank you for this lesson. I will definitely take some other classes. Thanks again.
  • sandra c comment: I love how the O'Neal sisters teach........thank you.
  • vevielee c comment: Thank you. this has helped me.
  • Karen D comment: Your instructions were great.. it makes me want to start beading right now
  • Sherry C comment: Wonderful lesson! The visual really made a difference in understanding how to bead a necklace.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: So glad to hear that, Sherry. Let us know how your necklace comes out!
  • Jacqueline F comment: I would love to have a video on how to bead a necklace. Do you sale any video's ?
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Hi Jacqueline! Once you enroll in the How To Bead a Necklace lesson, you can watch it as many times as you'd like! We don't sell any DVDs of our videos -- you can watch them all online. Have fun!
  • Mela V comment: Interesting facts I will consider for my next jewelry project. Thank you!
  • Anita J comment: Great presentation.
  • Boshra F comment: I love this lesson and, I am going to create my neklace .THANKS
    • trayon m comment: i cant right now so ill post one later
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: We love hearing that! Post a picture of your necklace if you get a chance -- we'd love to see it!
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Looking forward to seeing it!
  • darlene a comment: thank you so much I spent $25 for 1 lesson and only taught me how to crimp I am so happy I found your web site thank you so much hope to learn a lot with the both of you's as I am very new to beading thank's to the both of you's
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: We're so glad you found the lesson helpful! If you're looking for more jewelry lessons, check out "How To Bead Earrings and a Bracelet." And we have more jewelry lessons coming soon!
  • Karen M comment: Thanks - your lesson helped a lot - I've been dabbling in beading but never even saw or heard of the "guardian" - it makes so much more sense and looks great - thanks for the lesson-love the necklace and can't wait to get some guardians and more beads! karen M
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Thanks for watching, Karen! We love those wire guardians, too -- they really make a piece look finished. Plus they keep the wire from wearing out at the clasped ends. Magical!
  • Min R comment: Thanks, it was good, just come part was a bit fast. :)
    • Curious Support comment: Hi Min, don't forget you can rewatch the lesson as many times as you like!
  • Carolyn C comment: How do you make cuff earrings?
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: We don't have a lesson on cuff earrings yet, but you might be interested in our "How To Bead Earrings and a Bracelet" lesson. We also have more jewelry how-tos on the way. Stay tuned!
  • Kristin W comment: I enjoyed your lesson and am looking forward to creating my own Beaded Jewelry.
  • Linda P comment: You both are so comfortable on camera and you're instructions are excellent.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Thank you so much, Linda! Let us know how your necklace turns out!
  • Rebecca m comment: do you have a video on how to use the bead Loom Kit
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: We don't have a lesson with a bead loom kit, but we're working on new lessons all the time. Thanks for the suggestion and stay tuned!
  • Doris F comment: Appparently you keep changing the bead comtent of your lesson.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Hi, Doris! We continue to publish lessons regularly, but we haven't changed any of our existing lessons. Are you having trouble with a lesson? Let us know -- we'd love to help! You can see all our lessons at: curious.com/oneilsisters
  • Maureen M comment: Enjoyed the lesson.I have watched other lessons, but learned a whole lot more in your lessons. Well Done... Now,I think I may try it... as soon as this winter storm is over.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Thanks, Maureen -- we're thrilled you enjoyed the lesson! Hope that storm lets up soon so you can get to your beading!
  • Phyllis L comment: If I sign up for the beading lessons can I refer back to the lesson? I might forget some of the steps. Also how many lessons are included in the $14 course
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Thanks for watching, Phyllis! ONce you enroll in a lesson, you can watch it as many times as you'd like. And our DIY Beaded Jewelry course includes 9 of our jewelry lessons. Hope you enjoy it!
  • Pat C comment: I love all homemade items
  • Joyce F comment: How to bezel with beads, a23mm swarovski triangle crystal?
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: We love the look of a cabochon crystal surrounded with a seed-bead bezel. Great idea for a lesson!
  • Teresa C comment: Thank you for your informative lesson you gave great suggestions for inspirations Thank you Teresa
  • tracey g comment: thank you I enjoyed this lesson
  • Ken B comment: I am now heading to my local bead store to start this new hobby. Thank you for this very informative and motivating lesson.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Yay! We love hearing that, Ken! Jewelry-making is our favorite hobby -- hope you enjoy it, too. We have lots of other jewelry lessons on the way. Stay tuned!
  • joyce w love:
    • joyce w comment: I really enjoyed the lesson think that would be my new hobby, thank you
  • Judy B comment: Why do you charge people if this to teach the craft of beading.
    • Curious Support comment: Hi Judy, good question! Curious offers a variety of lessons and courses in our marketplace -- some are free and some are paid. As a company, we want to support teachers and help them make money for their great, high quality content. If you're looking for free content, we have plenty - just take a look at curious.com/learn and look for the Fancy Free collection of lessons.
  • Julie J comment: Thank you - very clear instructions.
  • j w comment: Like this video helpful. But love to learn How make silver rings with clay and molds
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Thanks for the great idea! We love getting ideas for new lessons!
  • Cynthia B comment: Really enjoyed watching your techniques.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Thanks, Cynthia! Best of luck to you on your jewelry projects!
  • Doris F comment: What happens when you ca not get the specified beads for the blue and green necklace . Lesson was great
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Great question! You can use just about any beads you like for this project. We recommend picking out a variety of beads in different sizes if you want to get the same look. Craft stores like Michaels and JoAnn carry mixed bead strands like the ones we used in the lesson. You can also get terrific beads online. Hope that helps!
  • Betsy M comment: You provided the needed facts to make a very nice necklace. The steps were easy to follow. You have inspired me to use more than one type of beads. Thank you.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Great, Betsy, we love hearing that! Hope your necklace turns out great -- and have fun with those beads!
  • Nancy R comment: I made a 2 strand necklace with 0.38 mm beading wire from a Chinese vendor at a gem show. I wanted to put a toggle clasp on it, but I couldn't fit 2 wires through the guardian. Do you buy larger size guardians? . . . or is there another technique for putting the toggle wire on? Or should I have used a different size beading wire? Your lesson was great by the way.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: A great way to finish the ends of a multi-strand necklace is with clam-shell bead tips (available at craft stores). We have a free how-to on our blog that shows how to use them and even has a detail photo of what they look like: http://runningwithsisters.com/pretty-in-pink-illusion-necklace/ We also show this technique in our How to Bead a Crystal Illusion Necklace lesson: http://curious.com/oneilsisters/how-to-bead-a-crystal-illusion-necklace/in/diy-beaded-jewelry Let us know it goes!
  • christis o comment: This was my first time watching or using any instructions! I love the step by step instructions. I'm self taught so, the explanations on the bead wire selection was very helpful. Thank you!
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: That's great to hear! There's a printable how to in the attachments under the paperclip icon, too. Happy crafting!
  • Virginia B comment: Very helpful, my problem are crimp beads. You made it easier to understand.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Great, Virginia! Crimp beads can be confusing with all those shapes and sizes and special crimping tools. We're glad we could make it simpler for you. Have fun!
  • Lucious L comment: niceeeeeee
  • Tobin S comment: Great tutorial. Thank you
  • Vera C comment: Thank you for lesson.
  • Linda A comment: I loved this lesson. I'm just beginning to make jewelry and need all the tips I can get.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Wonderful! Making jewelry is so much fun! And every little tip helps. If you'd like, you can see more of our jewelry lessons on Curious: http://curious.com/oneilsisters There are lots of great jewelry lessons by other Curious teachers, too. Have fun!
  • JoAnn T comment: I see that there are different sizes for the wire guardians. What should I get?
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Look at the inside diameter for the wire guardian and match it to the diameter of your bead stringing wire.
  • frances m comment: This is an excellent video for beginners. I looked at several. Thanks
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: So glad you found the lesson helpful, Frances! Best of luck with your jewelry projects!
  • sheila c comment: thank you so much I just started making jewelry, and I always have a problem getting the ends of the beads to be tight before I crimp the bead close. Thank you.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: It's all about finishing the ends of a necklace, isn' it?! We recommend pulling the beading wire tight (but not so tight the necklace is no longer flexible) after you feed it through the wire guardian and back through the crimp bead. That way you can slide the crimp and guardian close to the last bead before you crimp. Hope that helps!
  • Rosemary P comment: Excellent. Thanks for sharing
  • Robin B comment: Enjoyed this lesson very much. I know now how I could have made my rearview mirror bling more attractive. Thank you
  • Jahna N comment: thankyou!!!!
  • Heather W comment: Why not just put your clasp on before you start adding beads instead of using the bead bug?
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: We usually do all the beading first. That way we can rearrange the beads from either end as we work out our design. But you could add the clasp first if you like!
  • olga h comment: awesome loved the choice of beads and thank you for teaching me an art I always wanted to learn. it will also help to alleviate a little stress thank you
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Aren't those beads pretty? Picking them out is our favorite part. And you're right that making jewelry can be very relaxing!
  • Diane B comment: So much easier to watch something being done rather than looking at a picture in a book.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: That is so true, Diane. And you can watch these lessons over and over again. So helpful!
  • silvia M comment: thank you soooo much it was fun watching:)
  • Karin M comment: Bead stringing is so easy that I have necklaces to match almost every single shirt and dress I own!
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Bead stringing IS easy, Karin! The trick is all in how your finish the ends. Sounds like you're beading up a storm! We'd love to see some of your necklaces!
  • Phyllis L comment: How many lessons are included in the $14 course? Does the course teach making a specific bead pattern? Thanks so much for the free lesson and it was so informative. I should have watched the lesson first before my questions and comment.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: You can see details about our DIY Beaded Jewelry course here: http://curious.com/oneilsisters The course teaches several techniques and includes five necklace projects, four earring projects, and a bracelet project. You can watch the lessons over and over again, and if you have any questions while you're working, you can ask us, and we'll get back to you with help!
  • Barbara G comment: Great lesson. I learned a lot!
  • Carolyn E comment: The o'Neil sisters are great. I've been beading for a while now but I enjoyed watching their teaching video. I didn't know about the wire guardian but I think it is a good idea. I was taught to leave some of the wire on the ends and thread it through the last bead. Your method of using the wire cutters to clip it close to the last bead makes more sense, because sometimes it works it's way out and starts scratching your neck.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Thanks, Carolyn! We love those wire guardians, too. And you're right about those pokey wire ends. No one wants a necklace that scratches their neck, no matter how pretty it is!
  • Frances S comment: Thank you for the lesson, you are a very good teacher.
  • Bea B comment: What is a guardian?
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: A wire guardian is a jewelry "finding" that protects your beading wire from wearing out. It's in the shape of a horseshoe, and you feed your beading wire through it when you're finishing the ends of your project. If it helps, you can watch this lesson as many times as you like to see how to use them. There's also a link to buy wire guardians in the attachments (click on the paperclip in the upper righthand corner of the lesson screen) if you're like to see them up close. Hope that helps!
  • Joanne R comment: Enjoyed the lesson a lot - very clear instructions and explanations.
  • Deirdre H comment: Many thanks for a well explained less on necklace making. Shall give this a try.
  • Carol S comment: I have made a few necklaces and bracelets but have never seen the crimp cover or the horseshoe piece you put on the necklace, where can I find them, Michaels ?
    • Carol S comment: thank you i will look for them
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Let us know if you have any trouble finding them. Good luck!
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: We've purchased the crimp covers and wire guardians (the horseshoe piece) in packages at craft stores, like Michaels and JoAnn's. They are also available online. There's a link to both products in the lesson attachments -- just click on the paperclip in the upper righthand corner of this lesson's video screen. Hope that helps!
  • Linda T comment: Crafting beaded jewelry is so much easier, after seeing your video and I love the "wrap" idea. Thank you for sharing.
    • Wendy A comment: Who knew it was so easy to make beautiful jewelry! thank you for this great lesson!
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: So glad the video helped! We just posted some new jewelry making videos and have more on the way. Check them out!
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: It's so much easier than people think, Wendy! Glad you enjoyed the lesson -- we hope your necklace turns out great!
  • Julie M comment: I learned something new wire guardian, bead bug, and crimp covers. Thanks
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Glad we could help, Julie. We find that it's those little details that make all the difference. Have fun making your necklace!
  • stephen o comment: Very Clear - many thanks
  • lynn a comment: well delivered lesson girls :-)
  • Avril M comment: Thanks - this was a really useful tutorial for me as a complete novice.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Thanks for watching! Bead stringing really is easy once you know how to finish the ends. We hope you have fun with your necklace!
  • Jeanne E comment: I really enjoyed the lesson. I’m just getting started all the information you explained is very helpful. This is just what I needed to see. It being visual is much nicer than try to figure out diagrams in a book. Thank you very much, Jeanne
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Thanks for watching, Jeanne! We agree -- video lessons are so much better than books!
  • Patti B comment: Love this video! Soooo helpful since I had NO idea how to do this and always wanted to make necklaces and bracelets. Thank you for showing me. Where's the best store (s) to purchase the necessary tools to do the bead stringing? Again, you girls are the best
    • Denise M comment: I couldn't do it with out Jays Beads in Tucson AZ he caters to beading trade and has great wholesale pricing for his re-sellers and designing's
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: You can buy the tools at any craft store that sells beads and jewelry goodies (like Michaels or Joann). You can also find them online. If you have a local bead shop, try shopping there. They can be so helpful!
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: We love our local bead stores, too. And we often visit bead shops while we're traveling. We'll have to check out Jays Beads next time we're in Tucson!
  • Patti B comment: Approximately how many beads are needed to make a 18" necklace, 20" necklace, 28 - 30" necklace? I know it depends on the size of the beads but I would appreciate an approximate figure. Thank you much.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Many beads come temporarily strung, so you can measure the length of those strands to estimate how many to buy. If you are buying loose beads, just add up the lengths of the beads. The necklace in the video is 18" and has about 45 beads.
  • Neranja D comment: Thank you so much for teaching us online. It would be appreciated if you give us some more free lessons. Neranja from Sri Lanka
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Thanks for watching! We have several new lessons coming soon, and some of them will definitely be free. Stay tuned!
  • Debra G comment: Thank you for the lesson, I loved it .
  • Carolyn C comment: can you make a video on how to make a beaded ring, but slow not too fast.
    • Bitty M comment: I found this to be wonderful to watch and want to try it ...Nice job.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: That's a great idea for a lesson -- we love beaded rings!
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Thanks, Bitty! Definitely give it a try -- we'd love to see what you make!
  • Denise M comment: Can I get a transcript? I cant hear the video and closed captions take all my attention so i can watch and work.wouls love to have the transcript.It will be better to learn using both sides of brain for work/
    • Lisa F comment: my problem was the ends got it now thanks .....
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: The ends are always the hardest part! Glad we could help, Lisa!
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: We don't have a written transcript for this project, but we do have a step-by-step how to for it on our blog. You can see it here: http://runningwithsisters.com/amazonite-and-crystal-beaded-necklace/ Hope that helps!
  • Ginger S comment: thank you so much for the lesson, yes i have learned what i needed to know, im knew on this contraption of a computer. but thank you for being out there. you all explain and show just how i like to be taught. thank you again.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: That is so nice, Ginger. Thank you! And we're thrilled to know you're out there! Best of luck with your jewelry-making -- and with your new computer contraption!
  • Lesley B comment: Very interesting
  • Paula M comment: That was a great lesson for me. I am just a beginner, so this is all new to me, but I am catching on quickly.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: We were once beginners, too! You'll be amazed at how fast and easy beading will become, the more you do it. The main thing is to have fun!
  • Eddy A comment: Great video very easy to follow keep up the great stuff thanks
  • Teresa G comment: I took a class in bead stringing for a necklace but the O'Neil Sisters showed more steps for a great looking necklace with finished touches that I have never been shown in classes before. Great instructors - easy to pick up so far.
  • magdalena d comment: love the design and the beads use for this tutorial. thank you
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Thanks, Magdalena! It's all about those beads. We love finding interesting strands of beads and mixing colors, sizes, and textures. You really can't go wrong!
  • Susan S comment: You two have saved me from long, tedious classes. Thank you.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Ha! Thanks for saying that, Susan. We like the idea of keeping things simple and as clear as we can. Glad we could help! Be sure to check out our other jewelry-making lessons: http://curious.com/oneilsisters And have fun!
  • Carol s comment: Did not know about the crimp bead cover or the wire guardian. Thanks.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Thanks for watching the lesson, Carol! The wire guardian and crimp combination is magical, isn't it? Have fun making your jewelry!
  • susan s comment: Great help, just started out making Jewellery, so much to learn!, I did not know about wire guard, not sure if this is normal in UK, but will have a look. Had trouble finishing Necklaces hopes, hope this will help. Will join full Course soon. Thanks
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: So glad you found the lesson helpful, Susan. The wire guardian are great -- and are definitely available online if you have trouble finding them where you are. Have fun!
  • Cheryl S comment: You are both great instructors!
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: That's so nice, Cheryl! Be sure to check out our other lessons at curious.com/oneilsisters. Have fun!
  • Robin S comment: This was an easy lesson to follow with great inspiration tips.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Yay! Thanks for watching the lesson. Let us know how your necklace comes out!
  • Olga G comment: I really like it, thank you so much, I am thinking to buy the course soon. Olga.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: We're thrilled you enjoyed the lesson, Olga! The lesson includes some wonderful projects -- and remember you can post questions for us if you need any help. Have fun!
  • loretta b comment: this explains a lot about making home made jewery the ends are very well explained thank you for this lession
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Glad you found the lesson helpful, Loretta. The ends are often the trickiest part of making a necklace. We're happy to take the mystery out of it!
  • Diane N comment: Thank you so much. I have 2 sisters and love to do activities with them. Unfortuately neither of my sisters are interested in beading.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Sisters are the best! Sorry yours aren't into beading, though. Maybe they'd like soap making or some other craft? We have other fun lessons at curious.com/oneilsisters. Happy crafting!
  • Elizabeth P comment: Thanks so much for the lesson . I love this lesson . I will watch it again .
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Wow! Thank you! We think it helps to watch the steps while you're making the necklace. That way you can pause and go back if you need to. Have fun!
  • Eva G comment: Thank you I love jewellery so I would like to make my own.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: We love jewelry, too, and making your own is addictive! Have fun!
  • Jill H comment: Great lesson! I've bought all my supplies except beads and was completely intimidated by the wall of beads at the craft store. Thanks for your suggestions. I have an odd colored skirt that I'll take with me and find the right color beads. Now I have the knowledge to make a necklace. I can't wait to get started!
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Yay! We are so glad you found the lesson helpful. That wall of beads can be intimidating for sure. We almost always make sure we have a specific project in mind before we dare to walk down that bead aisle. It's easier to shop, and it keeps us from overbuying, too. We'd love to see you necklace when you're through. Upload a photo!
  • Claudia B comment: That was amazing! Thank you for showing us step by step.
  • Nneka C comment: Great lesson and very easy to understand. Thank you!
  • Janis K comment: You guys were great and so easy to understand
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: So glad to hear that, Janis. Thanks! Hope your necklace turns out great!
  • Leane M comment: Great lesson! Love the way you show all of the tools close up :)
  • Chenoa S comment: thank you so much for teaching me! can't wait to give it a try! ?
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: We love your enthusiasm! Let us know how your necklace turns out!
  • laura m comment: is there a lesson on how to decorate a watering can
  • Carmella M comment: thank you your lessons was very helpful. i enjoyed it
  • Irene L comment: I liked you showing how to use the wire guardian and crimp covers. Thank you.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Glad you found those tips helpful, Irene. Sometimes the magic is in the materials! We love the way the wire guardians and crimp covers really make a piece look finished.
  • Margaret R comment: enjoyed the class will u have any more free classes, I really can not afford them at this time? Where can I find the wire guardian? thank u both again ,........Margaret
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: We will definitely have more free lessons soon, Margaret. Stay tuned! In the meantime, you can find the wire guardian at local craft stores like Michaels and JoAnns, or you can buy them online. (There's a link to them in the attachments on the lesson.) Happy beading!
  • Teresa K comment: I thought this lesson was very informative. It's so much better than trying to follow a lesson in a book.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Video lessons ARE better than a book, aren't they? We agree! And we've learned so much from other teachers and lessons on Curious. Fun!
  • Renee B comment: I learned a lot from this one lesson. I already had a few of the tools, however did not know about some of the others. Will be sure to look for them at my local craft store.
  • Margaret T comment: Thanks, this was to understand and follow.
  • Carol D comment: Good, clear demonstration.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: We are so glad to hear that you found the lesson helpful. Thanks for watching!
  • Mary C comment: Hi I'm Mary - this is exactly what I was looking for. I wanted to start making these and had no idea what to buy or how to start. I was looking for a class to go to and don't have to now. Thank you so much. I will be watching more of your classes
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Yay! So glad you found us, Mary! Let us know how your jewelry projects come out. We'd love to see them!
  • Mary C comment: Hi I'm Mary - this is exactly what I was looking for. I wanted to start making these and had no idea what to buy or how to start. I was looking for a class to go to and don't have to now. Thank you so much. I will be watching more of your classes
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Yay! So glad you found us, Mary! Let us know how your jewelry projects come out. We'd love to see them!
  • kelly G comment: HI , loved the lesson. I will be back soon.
  • Margaret R comment: thank u again I keep forgetting how to do the wire guard that is way I forgot how to do the wire guard that is way I keep going back thank u again u guys are great
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: We're so glad we could help! We definitely recommend watching sections of the lesson over and over if you need to -- especially the wire guardian part. Once you get the order of the crimp, guardian, clasp, crimp, etc, you'll be a pro!
  • F C comment: Thank you, great demonstration.
  • lisa e comment: You make it easy to learn and as I am just a beginner I do find it helpful to replay each section over again
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: That's great. Lisa! We like watching lessons from beginning to end to get the gist of what the steps are, then going back and pausing each section while we do the steps. It's like the teacher is there with you!
  • nancy T comment: Loved it!
  • Debbie B comment: Great lesson !
  • Monique B comment: That il very clear and good to begin!
  • Diana P comment: I got the questions wrong , this is my problem, I really enjoyed this lesson, are the rest of the lessons free? I am keeping your site. thank you for taking the time to show me,.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Thanks for watching, Diane! Don't worry about getting questions wrong -- they're really just there to highlight key info. You can always watch the lesson again and re-answer the questions! We have both free lessons and paid lessons that you can see here: http://curious.com/oneilsisters
  • WillieMae C comment: I think that was a very cleaver idea of asking questions in between. I enjoyed the class.
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: We love the questions, too. They really help you remember important the details in a lesson. Thanks for watching!
  • Arthur A comment: good instruction
  • Mercy G comment: Great new tips I learned, I had never used a crimp cover or a wire guardian. Thanks
    • The O'Neil Sisters comment: Thanks, Mercy! Those crimp covers and wire guardians are magical, aren't they?!