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« on: August 02, 2006 01:59:48 AM »

These spiders were inspired by a lampshade I saw in the Bombay Company Store.
They were charging $79.00 for the lamp.  These didn't cost anything. 
I just used what I had in my stash.  They are fun to make.  So far I have made 6, but I'm still going.









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Supplies:
Needle nose pliers and/or scissors
Five 8 inch pieces of Bead wire
Seed beads
Round or Oval beads in 2 different sizes
Ruler (optional)



Step 1: Fold 1 piece of wire in half.  Slide 1 seed bead in middle.


Step 2: Slide the 2 round beads over BOTH wires. Leave 1/2" between beads.


Step 3: Slide about 5 beads onto each fang. Secure. (see step 6) Cut excess wire.


PUT THIS ASIDE UNTIL LATER.

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Step 4: Slide 1 bead onto a wire and bend at about 1 inch.
            Slide a few beads over both wires to secure.


Step 5: Fill the wire with 4 inches of beads.


Step 6: Secure by sliding the rest of the wire over the first bead and Through the next few. 
            Clip the excess wire. Leave about 1/2" of space  in the middle of the wire.



MAKE 4 OF THESE.

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Step 7: Lay out all pieces and spread out the beads in the middle of each wire.


Step 8: Hold the 4 wires in the center and twist them together.


Step 9: Twist the LEGS onto the BODY.


Step 10: Shape the legs and enjoy!





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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2006 04:07:16 AM »

Holy Batman! Those are awesome!!!! And a little creepy, since I fear spiders.

You've inspired me: I'm going to try making one tonight.
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2006 04:18:39 AM »

you should enter the sweat shoppe swap!!!
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2006 02:57:14 PM »

Thanks guys.  Sweat Shoppe Swap.... I'll have to look into that.
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2006 03:10:07 PM »

These are awesome  Shocked
I have to try making these, I looove spiders  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2006 07:56:37 AM »

wowee i love these! thanks for the tute, ill try them out sometime!
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2006 10:47:23 AM »

These look so much easier to make than the beaded spider tutorial I tried a while back! 

Now I'm curious about that lampshade...Was it covered in beaded spiders?
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2006 11:06:16 AM »

The spiders were hanging from a beaded web shade.

http://www.bombaycompany.com/gp/product/get-product-image/B000GB8X3E/102-7081275-9747302?ie=UTF8&bmBrand=core&scaleToSquare=500
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2006 11:27:02 AM »

Nifty!

You could even make different types of spiders. A black widow with painted hourglass shape on him could be paricularly neat!

Do you plan to incorporate them into a lampshade and lamp, as well?

Hope you keep us updated!

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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2006 11:53:51 AM »

p.s. Thank hubby for his opinion and then use whatever avatar you like most Wink
Exactly!


I don't know what I'll do with them.  I'm just making them.  I'll have 32 spiders when I finish up the beads I have.
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