Make beaded spiders with round beads, long tube-shaped bugle beads and jewelry beading wire. Make beaded spiders with two of your favorite colors, such as orange and black for Halloween or red and green for Christmas. Use your beaded spiders to decorate your home for Halloween, or hang them on your Christmas trees as ornaments. Make a beaded spider pendant for your necklaces or use smaller sized beads to make beaded spider earrings or bracelet charms.
Things You'll Need
- Bead wire, 24-gauge
- Wire cutters
- 1 round bead, white or black, 8-millimeter
- Round-nosed pliers
- Chain-nosed pliers
- 1 round bead, white or black, 12-millimeter
- Seed beads, white
- Bugle beads, black
Cut four four 1/2-inch pieces of wire. Cut one 2-inch piece of wire. Place one end of the 2-inch wire 3/8-inch in on the round nosed pliers. Bend the wire around the bottom pliers jaw to make a loop. Wrap the remaining part of the end around the main part of the wire two turns. Trim the remaining wire with wire cutters.
String one 8-millimeter round bead onto the 2-inch wire.
Hold all four 4 1/2-inch pieces of wire together in a bundle and align their ends. Place the middle of the wire bundle under the round bead on the 2-inch wire. Wrap the wire bundles around the 2-inch wire two turns. Flatten the wrapped sections by pressing them together with chain nosed pliers. Separate the 4 1/2-inch wires and place four ends on each side of the 2-inch wire to make the legs of the spider.
String a 12-millimeter round bead onto the 2-inch wire. Make a loop on the free end of the 2-inch wire with the round nosed pliers. Wrap the end of the wire around itself two times and trim the wire.
String on five seed beads and four bugle beads onto each leg wire, starting with a seed bead and alternating between seed bead and bugle bead. When done correctly, there will be a seed bead at the end of the leg. Slide the beads snug up against the "body" of the spider. Make a small loop at the end of the wire with the round nosed pliers and trim off the excess wire. Bead the other legs of the spider in the same manner.
Bend the legs up at their middle so the spider can stand up on its legs.