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.
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