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The O'Neil Sisters

Jennifer and Kitty O'Neil are sisters and authors of the book Steampunk Chic: Vintage Flair From Recycled Finds. Their crafting, decorating, and flea market articles appear regularly in Woman’s World, Craft Ideas, and Create and Decorate magazines. They also write for the websites of Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, Ladies' Home Journal, HGTV, Fine Living, Parents, and LifetimeTV.

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, they are the granddaughters of Chic Young, creator of the comic strip “Blondie and Dagwood.”

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Learn To Make Mosaic Rainbow Rocks On Curious.com

We’re so excited to share our latest video lesson, How To Make Mosaic Rainbow Rocks! In this beginner-level mosaic tutorial, you’ll turn ordinary rocks into extraordinary works of art––all while learning mosaic fundamentals!

We'll take you step by step through the mosaic process, showing you how to glue on the tiles, how to mix and tint the grout, how to grout and buff the mosaic, and how to seal the garden rocks. And you can use these mosaic skills on all kinds of mosaic projects!

Let us know if you have any questions while you’re creating your mosaic rocks. We’re here to help!

Happy Crafting,
Jennifer & Kitty

Learn To Make A Shell Embedded Candle!

Ever wonder how they make those elegant shell candles you see at Pottery Barn or Crate & Barrel? It's easier than you think! And we'll show you how in our video lesson, How to Make a Shell Embedded Candle!

You'll learn everything you need to know to make this beachy home accent -- from how to set up a two-part mold, to melting the wax and embedding your shells. You'll even learn a special trick that really makes those shells shine through the wax.

If you have any questions while you're making your candle, leave us a comment and we'll reply. We're here to help!

Happy Crafting,
The O'Neil Sisters

Summery Mosaic Lesson from The O'Neil Sisters

Dress up your deck for summer with a colorful mosaic pot––made by you! We show just how easy it is in our Curious lesson, How to Mosaic a Terra Cotta Pot.

We'll take you step-by-step through gluing on the tiles, mixing the grout, applying the grout, and buffing your mosaic to a beautiful finish. Great project for beginners!

If you have questions while you're doing your mosaic, leave us a comment and we'll reply. We're here to help!

Happy Crafting,
Jennifer & Kitty

Learn To Make A Tassel Necklace!

This week, we are super excited to share our latest lesson, How to Make an Easy Tassel Necklace! Tassels are so trendy right now, we thought it'd be fun to make one. Turns out it's fast and easy!

We'll show you step by step how to make a tassel out of embroidery floss, embellish it with seed beads, then add a loopy chain. You'll love it!

If you have any questions while you’re making your tassel necklace, leave us a comment and we'll write back. We'd love to hear from you!

Come Craft With Us!
Jennifer & Kitty

New jewelry lesson from The O'Neil Sisters

We have a new jewelry lesson to share with you -- How To Make A Beaded Wrap Bracelet! This trendy bracelet is easy to make and easy to wear!

We’ll show you how to set up the simple loom using a clip board, how to sew the beads between the cords, and how to add a button as a clasp. It’s super fun!

If you have any questions while you’re making your bracelet, leave us a comment and we'll reply. We'd love to hear from you!

Happy Crafting,
Jennifer & Kitty

Learn To Make These Earrings In Less Than Five Minutes

We’re so excited to share a new lesson with you, How To Make Briolette Earrings!

These crystal teardrop earrings are elegant––and surprisingly easy to make! We’ll show you the simple technique that takes less than 5 minutes to learn, but lets you make all kinds of beautiful jewelry.

If you love jewelry as much as we do, let us know what you’d like to make. We’d love to hear from you!

Come Craft With Us!
Jennifer & Kitty

We have a new lesson, How to Make Instant Beaded Hoop Earrings!

We have an easy handmade gift idea for you - Instant Beaded Hoop Earrings. We love these earrings. They go with everything!

Even if you've never made jewelry before, you can make these earrings. We'll show you how!

And remember while you're making your earrings, if you have any questions, leave us a comment and we'll reply. We'd love to hear from you!

Happy Crafting,
Jennifer & Kitty

How to Make Leaf Candle Tarts, now on Curious.com

Candle tarts are fun and trendy! They are little wax shapes that melt on a candle warmer and fill the room with a great scent!

Come check out our new lesson and learn to make your own scented candle tarts. They're great for holiday gifts since you can make them in batches.

Remember while you're making your candle tarts, we are around to help. Just leave us a comment on the lesson and we'll reply!

Cheers,
Jennifer & Kitty

How to Make a Bracelet from a Ribbon, now on Curious.com

We've got a fun and easy new lesson for you - How to Make a Bracelet from a Ribbon.

We'll show you how to use ribbon crimp ends to transform a ribbon into a ribbon bracelet. Then we'll add a little resin rose! This is a fast and easy craft that's great for tweens and teens!

We hope you'll try it! Let us know if you do!

Cheers,
Jennifer & Kitty

Learn To Make Boho Chic Bangles With The O'Neil Sisters

These ribbon-wrapped bracelets look like they came from a boutique, but they are so easy to make! We'll show you how to wrap the bangles and add the charms.

Make a few or an armful for a rainbow of Boho Chic style!
Cheers,
Jennifer & Kitty

Learn How to Make Sugar Scrub Soaps with The O'Neil Sisters

We love spa crafts! They're easy to make and smell wonderful! So we're thrilled to share our latest lesson, How to Make Sugar Scrub Soaps.

Sugar Scrub Soaps have sugar mixed into the soap to make them cute little scrubs. We'll show you how to mix them up with microwaveable soap base, then pour in candy molds. Fast and easy!

Make a few for yourself or make a batch to give as gifts! Sweet!

Cheers,
Jennifer & Kitty

Make a Scrabble Tile Picture Pendant For Mother's Day

Moms love handmade gifts for Mother's Day, so why not make yours a picture pendant? This one is super easy and uses a Scrabble tile as the base, so it's a great craft for kids to make for Mom!

Plus we'll show you how to cover the picture with a glossy surface using Mod Podge Dimensional Magic. It really is magical!

And remember, if you have any questions, just ask. Write us a comment and we’ll reply. We’re here to help!

Happy Mother's Day!
Jennifer & Kitty

DIY Mosaic Projects from The O'Neil Sisters

We love to mosaic! So we’ve put together six of our favorite mosaic lessons into a course called “DIY Mosaic Projects.”

This course shows you everything you need to know to get started doing mosaics including how to mix your grout and how to buff your tiles.

And remember, if you have any questions at all while you’re working on your mosaics, we’re just a comment away. Send us your questions and we’ll reply. We’re here to help!

Happy Crafting!
The O’Neil Sisters

Sneak Peek: How to Make Floating Flower Candles!

Have you seen our new course on candle making? Here's a great chance for a sneak peek. Our lesson "How to Make Floating Flower Candles" is the Curious Free Lesson of the Day!

We had so much fun making these candles using cake molds from the craft store. And they really float!

And remember, if you have any questions while you're working on your candles, just leave us a comment, and we'll respond. We're here to help.

Happy Crafting!
The O'Neil Sisters

Our Brand New Soy Candle Tin Is The Lesson Of The Day!

Our newest lesson How To Make A Soy Candle Tin has been chosen as The Lesson of the Day! That means it's free!

We love this candle. It's fast to make since it is uses microwaveable soy wax. And it's made in a tin so it's very gifty!

Even if you've never made a candle before, you can make this candle. We'll show you every step!

Cheers,
Jennifer & Kitty

Our DIY Beaded Jewelry Is The Curious Course Of The Week!

Hip hip hooray! Our DIY Beaded Jewelry Course has been chosen as The Course of the Week! That means if you enroll before midnight Sunday, December 14, you will get an extra $10 back in your Curious account to spend on another course or lesson!

In this course we show you step-by-step how to make 5 necklaces, 4 pairs of earrings, and a bracelet. All in 9 lessons. You can make jewelry for everyone on your list!

We can't wait to see what you make!
Jennifer & Kitty

Our 5-Minute Beaded Earrings Are The Lesson Of The Day!

Our Basic Beaded Earrings were chosen to be the Curious Lesson of the Day today! (We are honored.) That means you can watch this lesson for FREE and learn everything you need to know to make these pretty earrings--including what tools to use, what materials to buy, and how to make wrapped loops.

It's only five minutes so check it out on your work break and hit the bead store on the way home! And remember, we're here if you have any questions!

Cheers,
Jennifer & Kitty

New Curious Lesson - How to Bead a Juicy Fruit Bracelet

We've had a super busy summer making lots of jewelry and new lessons!

We decided to turn this cute and colorful bracelet into a lesson because it's such a nice project for beginners and experts alike. Even if you've never done wirework before, you can do this. We show you what basic tools you need, how to make simple loops to attach the beads, and how to put on the clasp.

Let us know if you have any questions while working on it. We're right here to help.

Can't wait to see yours!

Cheers,
The O'Neil Sisters

Fun Curious Lesson - Seashell Swirled Soaps

We love melt-and-pour soap. It’s a super easy craft and you can make such pretty little soaps!

With summer around the corner, we thought we’d share one of our favorite soap projects – Seashell Swirled Soap. We love how the seashell shapes look together and the two swirled colors are so beachy!

And if you haven’t tried making melt-and-pour soap, you’re in for a treat. It’s fast to do and good clean fun! Let us know what you make!

Cheers,
Jennifer & Kitty

We’re The Lesson Of The Week!

We’re so thrilled to have our lesson “How To Dye Easter Eggs” included in the Curious 52 Challenge! It’s the lesson of the week! If you haven’t heard of the Curious 52, it’s a new free lesson every week for a year. You can learn all kinds of things, and when you complete certain numbers of lessons you can win prizes!

We have been taking the challenge and have already done Pilates, tasted wine, made a Duct tape wallet, and baked a pie! All from Curious 52 lessons. Check it out!

Cheers,
Jennifer & Kitty

New Curious Lesson – How To Decorate Easter Eggs!

We loved dyeing Easter eggs as kids! So we’re excited to share our favorite ways to decorate eggs in our newest lesson “How To Dye Easter Eggs.”

This lesson is all about fun! You’ll learn a playful way to decorate eggs—crayon-resist! It’s basically drawing on eggs with crayons, so it’s great for all ages! We’ll also show you how to make dye with food coloring, tips about how long to leave the eggs in the dye, and a clever way to dry them without leaving marks.

Even if you’ve dyed eggs every year since you were little, there’s sure to be a new trick for you to try. So why not get in the spirit of Spring and dye some eggs with us?

Cheers,
Jennifer & Kitty

New Curious Lesson – Make An Easy Resin Ring!

Picture pendants, rings, and bracelets are all the rage, so we thought we'd show how to make a resin ring. It’s so easy!

We love making resin jewelry, because we can pick out our own fun images from photos, postage stamps, and vintage clip art. And adding the resin makes it look so finished.

The whole project takes less than an hour, and that includes time for the resin to set! Why not try it today?

Cheers,
Jennifer & Kitty

New Curious Lesson - Easy Beaded Drop Earrings!

We make a lot of our own jewelry, and people always seem amazed! But here's a secret - most of it is really easy! So we thought we’d share one of our favorite types of earrings to make – Beaded Drop Earrings.

We love these earrings because once you learn to make them, you can come up with countless variations. Kitty has a pair with cobalt crystals, and Jennifer wears her turquoise beaded ones all the time. You don’t need a lot of materials to get started, so why not take a peek? Before you know it, you’ll be wearing your own designs!

Cheers,
Jennifer & Kitty

New Curious Lesson – How to Make a Dangling Bead Necklace

With the holidays around the corner, we thought we’d share our latest lesson How To Make A Dangling Bead Necklace. Handmade gifts are wonderful for making friends and family feel special. And this colorful necklace is so stunning, they won’t believe you made it yourself!

In this lesson, you’ll learn one simple technique to attach the beads to the chain. You’ll learn how to add a clasp. And you’ll get some insider tips that’ll make your necklace look like it was crafted by a pro! If you’re new to jewelry making, don’t fret. We’ll walk you through it every step of the way!

Let us know how your Dangling Bead Necklace comes out. And remember, we’re here if you have any questions!

Cheers,
Jennifer & Kitty

New Curious Lesson - How To Make Crystal Wrapped Earrings

We've been busy making new lessons on Curious, and we couldn’t wait to share “How To Make Crystal Wrapped Earrings.”

These earrings are so elegant, it's hard to believe how easy they are to make. And you don't need a lot of tools - just wire cutters.

We think these earrings make great gifts and they go together so fast. Perfect for the holidays! And this lesson is FREE!

Hope you enjoy the lesson. And we'd love to see what you make!

Cheers,
Jennifer & Kitty

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