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« on: November 10, 2007 10:23:28 AM »

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!!


*Update*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:
o=seedbead -=buglebead
oo--o--oo--o--oo
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
seed beads

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.

Good Luck!!
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2007 01:16:06 PM »

I love it. It's really cute. I might try something like that to go with the doll I'm making.  Grin 

Her dress has glitter red spiders.  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2007 07:08:38 PM »

I am really liking the bugle bead legs!!
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2007 10:32:09 AM »

Thanks so much for the tut. I just love this spider. I am going to get beads to make my poppet a pet spider to match her dress.   Grin
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2007 10:56:33 AM »

Thanks so much for the tut. I just love this spider. I am going to get bead to make my poppet a pet spider to match her dress.   Grin
RAD!!! You better post pics!
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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2007 11:01:21 PM »

I'll have to try to make this one of these days. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2007 03:22:11 PM »

fabulous!  I'm typically skeeved out my all manner of insects ...but these are so pretty and sparkly . I guess that's the key ...if REAL spiders were more sparkly  I would be far less apt to run screaming!
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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2007 11:43:06 PM »

Hi I love the spiders. You could also make this Christmas spiders for the tree. You can find the poem on line to go with them. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2007 03:22:49 PM »

Thanks SOOOOOOO much for the tute!
I can understand it very clearly, and your pics are wonderful!
You are the greatest, and thanks again for writing the tute for us!
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