Thursday, October 13, 2016

Strung Bead Spider

Instructions from Joann Fabrics here


  • Black facetted round
  • Black facetted rondelles
  • Black AB large glass round
  • Black 6/0 seed beads
  • Black 20-gauge wire
  • Orange 6/0 seed beads
  • Orange glass oval beads
  • Orange oval acrylic facetted beads
  • Black 6/0 seed beads
  • Wire cutters
  • Round-nose pliers
1. Start by cutting an 8" piece of 20-gauge black wire and string on a large AB round glass bead and two smaller facetted black beads. Make a curlicue at the end of the Large AB round to hold that side in place.
2. On the “head" end, wrap the black wire underneath the body and wrap the wires between the two smaller black beads a few times. Leave a bit of slack between all three “body" beads, about 1/8", as this is where the legs will be wired on.
3. Cut four 12" pieces of black wire. Find the middle and wrap this around the body segment to wire on the first leg. Add three more pieces of wire in this manner.
4. Add beads to each leg as shown in the photo, and make a small curlicue at the end of each leg to secure the beads.

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