I promised you the beaded spider tutorial, so here you go. I hope it’s not too late for this year.

This is from my friend Stacie (who should have a blog, because she’s so creative and talented). She showed me the spiders she had made from a magazine. She couldn’t find the directions anymore so she gave me a spider and I figured it out. I gathered all the wire and black beads I had. I have no idea why I have this many black beads but they work great for the spiders.

Cut the body wire 2 1/2″ long and the wires for the legs 6″ long. I played with the wires a little and discovered a thicker gauge wire does better on the body and a thinner wire does better for the legs. I used 20 gauge on the body and 24 gauge on the legs.

Start with the 2 1/2″ wire and make a loop on the end using the pliers. Add the largest bead first.

Then add the bead for the head and make a loop on the other end of the wire. Leave about 1/4″ space between the 2 beads.

Now take the longer wires and make a small loop on one of the ends.

Then start adding the beads. You can use any style of beads you like. I varied mine. You need about 2 1/2″ of beads.

Twist the wires tightly together.

Then twist them around the center of the small wire between the head and the body. Add the same number of beads to make the other 4 legs and form a loop on the end of each wire.

I made all the legs different. Aren’t they cute and creepy? I hope you enjoy making them.

Happy Friday!

I’m linking to these awesome blog parties:
Friday Flair at Whipperberry
Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes
Get Your Craft On at Today’s Creative Blog
Tutorial Tuesday at Hope Studios
Show and Tell with Blue Cricket Design
Look What I Made at Creations By Kara
Hookin’ Up With HOH at House of Hepworths
Strut Your Stuff at Somewhat Simple
Halloween Show and Share Day at Just a Girl

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Andrea . Charcoal and Crayons October 21, 2011 at 5:41 pm

I never thought that I’d describe spiders as beautiful… but these definitely are!
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Trish@MomOnTimeout October 21, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Well aren’t those the prettiest spiders I’ve every seen! Beautiful job! I’d love for you to share at my party if you get the chance. http://www.momontimeout.com/2011/10/taking-timeout-thursday-link-party-no-1.html

A Mother and A Daughter October 24, 2011 at 6:11 am

Those are such cute and fancy spiders! I love them! ~ Barbara
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Melissa October 24, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Beautiful spiders! Next year, next year! Popsicles and Paint recently posted…check us out! popsiclesandpaint.blogspot.com

Al McLeary October 25, 2011 at 8:09 pm

Very cool! I am going to try making some.
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Jamie October 25, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Love them. I would love for you to stop by and link up your spiders to More the Merrier Monday. It lasts through Wednesday so you have plenty of time to link up. I also have a link party for Halloween projects only at http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/2011/09/trick-or-treat-link-party.html that I would love for you to link up to as well.

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Karen P. October 26, 2011 at 1:39 am

Love their shimmery faceted bodies! These are spiders I am not afraid of.

All Artful October 27, 2011 at 6:08 am

Love these! I’ve been adding the Halloween Macarons I made to several of the same link parties as you have and these really stood out! Great Job!

Stephanie @ All Artful

Pinky October 27, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Fabulous! Love this cute idea! Thanks!!! XO, pinky

amy October 27, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Neat idea! I like how they’re all different. My favorite is the one in the center. I have tons of black beads…I should make a few, but my son is totally freaked out by spiders at the moment. :p Would you share this here?

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Carrie @ Dittle Dattle October 28, 2011 at 5:08 am

Love these beaded spiders! I saw them in a magazine last year and wanted to make them but couldn’t find the right beads locally. Could you share where you get your beads from? Thanks.

Chris October 30, 2011 at 7:55 am

I’m in love! There’s no way mine would turn out nearly as cute, but you offered a great tutorial! I love them! Thanks for sharing!

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