Owl Charm Necklace Tutorial

Today my cute friend Caitlin brought me these two little charms and asked if I could make them into a necklace for her.  

Well of course I can! And you can too. Here's how!

-Extra beads
-Head pins
-Jump Rings
-Wire cutters
-Round Nose Pliers
-Needle Nose Pliers

In the future I would try to match the metal color of the charm to the chain, etc. This project was a little short notice though and I only had silver/gold available.  We thought the silver looked nice with the rhinestones on the owl's belly.


Step 1: Pick out a couple other beads that will complement your main charms.  We will make these beads into charms too!

Put the bead on a headpin,

Bend the headpin back at a 90 degree angle with your needle nose pliers

Trim the excess wire with wire cutters

And then bend into a circle using round nose pliers.

Step 2: Add this charm onto a jump ring, and then squeeze the circle shut with needle nose pliers.

Step 3: Add on the other beads you choose and one of the main charms.

Step 4: Connect this jump ring to a jump ring holding the owl charm with another jump ring.

Step 5: Thread some chain through the top jump ring

Step 6: Add a clasp onto the end of the chain

And now you have a cute owl charm necklace!!

I'll be linking this up to all the parties in my header!



  1. That is super cute!! Even though the metal isnt the same I actually think the silver looks good too. I hardly even noticed it was different until you said that. LOL When I make jewelry I too try to do it all matching.. sometimes that doesnt always happen.. but it still looks great!

  2. It reminds me of the charm necklaces at Forever 21.

  3. I totally dig the silver on gold combo. Very much.

  4. I LOVE my necklace sister, thanks so much!! Exactly what I wanted! ^.^

  5. Ah! VERY CUTE!!! I love that one!

  6. turned out really beautiful !

  7. Darling! What a great tute- thanks for sharing! We would ♥ for you to show this off at our link party ;)

    Lolly Jane

  8. Beautifuly done tutorial! love this project. Now following you for more great ideas.

  9. This is beautiful! You did such a wonderful job turning the charms into a gorgeous necklace. It's even more special because created it for a friend.

  10. good tutorial! I love it Owls are a weakness of mine I make wooden ones and mount them on bark
    Im going to try this though

  11. Love this! Thank you for the tutorial.

  12. So cute! Thank you for linking this to Weekend Warrior at Ask Anna. :)


  13. You hitting that follow button has made me excited!! Thanks so very much!

  14. Great job, what an improvement to the original pieces.

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  15. I have those same cage beads! I love the combo of the two different colors of metals and the different colors of beads, it really makes it interesting and beautiful!

  16. What a fun necklace! I'm in the midst of planning an owl themed baby shower for this weekend, so I have owls on my mind! : )

  17. Beautiful! I'm currently practicing on how to make the wire loop... Sometimes I loss patience with it. LOL

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  18. Rebecca, these are gorgeous! Thank you so much for linking up this great post at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

  19. Wow that looks awesome! I'm biased though--I ADORE owls :)

  20. Rebecca, this is so beautiful .. LOVE it!!

  21. That's super cute- I just love that charm! Thanks so much for letting me know about your how-to, I'll be linking in the next Jewelry Making Roundup.

  22. Love this! I can't get over the owl charm! So cute! Thanks for sharing. :)

  23. I love this, and you've made it doable for us!
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    Thanks so much!

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