|1||spool, jewellery wire|
|1||needle nose plyers with cutting edge|
|1||tweezers (optional but helpful)|
|FOR EACH SPIDER|
|1||straight pin with flat top (long enough to put on both head and body bead and loop at end to hang|
|40||seed beads or larger as leg joints|
|32||long beads for leg bones|
Note my spiders were made with seed bead joints so they are approx 3 inches wide with the legs set.
To make this size cut 4 pieces of wire as wide as a envelope is tall.
s = Seed bead
l = long bead
For each leg which is actually two legs once you wrap them on. You will follow the pattern below
Note the two seed bead together in the center. that will divide your two legs. Make 4 of this pattern for each spider having twisted one side to put wire under beads and leave the other side with an extra inch and fold and do the same by pushing the beads back over the twisted wire. This will leave about 1/2 in or so of empty wire in the center if you use the two connecting seed beads as guides to separate the legs
Straighten the pin again and remove body. twist the legs first together with each other and then around the pin at the bottom of the head.
You can use as a necklace by putting on a gold or silver string or necklace
You can use as an ornament on a tree
You can add to an autumn wreath
You can use as a Halloween spider.
You can hang and collect a bunch of them on a mantel