I know it's a little late for a halloween post but I hadn't found craftster when I made these. I made about 15 to sell at my sister's salon, this is the only one I got back. I mounted some on bobby pins and some on pin backs. This creepy crawler measures 2 inches. I made some that measured 4 inches also, but they sold out first.
Comments are welcome. Thanks for looking!!
Here is my first attempt at a tut. A lot of my supplies came to me second hand so I have no idea what gauge wire or size of bugle beads I used. I'm sure you crafty craftsters can figure it out. here goes!
Make "legs" using wire thin enough to go through the seed beads 3 times. it should go like this:
make sure you leave a little wiggle room to allow for bending.
do this four times and bend into "M" shape
use a length of wire to thread through the two center seed beads on the first leg
Thread wire thru the center beads on the second leg and pull tight
continue to thread thru center beads of last two legs
You should end up with something like this
give the wires a twist to hold them together to thread on 35-40ish
Bend end of wire to keep beads on while you coil it into a spiral shape
bend wire underneath the coil and twist around the joint where the legs meet the thorax. I loop the wire thru the spiral to help straighten out the thorax
All that's left is to pose as desired
I used glue to attach pin backs and bobby pins to mine, but you can wire them on too.
The bugle beads I used this time are a little longer than the ones I used last time. I like them! This one has a more spindley look. Let me know if you have any questions.