Beaded Spiders

Make these beaded spiders using a variety of beads and even different colors for a unique Halloween decoration.

Beaded Spiders for Halloween

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I really have a strong fear of spiders, but you would never know it by the way I decorate for Halloween. Sometimes I even scare myself because of all the spiders laying around my house in October. I have these little magnetic spiders that I stick on the walls and I swear I jump several times a day because of them. It’s like my own little spook house. My friend showed me how to make these beaded spiders so I could add to my collection. I bought the large black beads but I already had the other blacks beads in my craft supplies.

Supplies Needed:
large black beads
medium black beads
small black beads
wire (20 and 24 gauge)
wire cutters
pliers

beaded spiders supplies

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 for the body and 24 gauge for the legs.

Beaded Spiders wire

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

Beaded Spiders looped wire large bead

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

beaded spiders beads for body

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

Beaded Spiders looped wire

It’s time to start adding the beads for the legs. You can use any style of beads you like. I varied mine for each spider. You need about 2 1/2″ of beads for each leg.

Beaded Spider legs

Once the beads are all on one side twist the wires tightly together.

Beaded Spiders twist wires

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

Beaded Spiders 8 legs

I made all of the legs a little different. Aren’t they cute and creepy? They’re really fun. I hope you enjoy making them and maybe even scaring yourself with them a little.

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Halloween Beaded Spiders

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

    I never thought that I’d describe spiders as beautiful… but these definitely are!

  • Trish@MomOnTimeout October 21, 2011, 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.

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

    Those are such cute and fancy spiders! I love them! ~ Barbara

  • Melissa October 24, 2011, 5:30 pm

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

  • Jamie October 25, 2011, 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.

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

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

  • All Artful October 27, 2011, 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, 12:24 pm

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

  • amy October 27, 2011, 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?

  • Carrie @ Dittle Dattle October 28, 2011, 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, 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!

  • Amy w October 12, 2019, 10:52 am

    My first batch I did something wrong the legs didn’t have a long little round things and I’m and I didn’t put little round hoops at the bottom of my new bigger wire yours are so beautiful I hate spiders though but thank you

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