Christmas beaded spider kit -Turq / silver spd002
What is a Christmas spider?
A folk tale from Europe, this one has been attributed to various countries, most often Ukraine and Germany, a widowed mother and her children were too poor to decorate their Christmas tree, so friendly spiders spun elaborate webs on the evergreen. When the family awoke on Christmas morning, they opened the curtains and the sunshine hit the webs, turning them silver and gold (sometimes said to be the origin of tinsel). The family had good fortune from then on.
- Cut 4x 7” lengths from your 0.4mm wire.
- Take head pin and thread on crystal, bead cap (cup facing away from crystal) large body, bead cap and 1x 0.8mm seed bead.
- Take r/n/pliers and beginning at end of head pin spiral down to meet seed bead to form a ring.
- Take 4x7” lengths of wire and place between bead cap and head, now bend round head pin and cross and twist to form your spider legs. They will be under the spiders body.
- Two front and two back legs- 5x 15/0 seed beads, 1x 8/0 seed bead, 1x 4mm bicone, 1 x 8/0, 1x 15/0, 1 x twist bugle, 1x 15/0, 1x 4mm bicone, 1x 15/0, 1x twist bugle, 1x 15/0, 1x 8/0, 1x 15/0, 1x twist bugle, 1x 8/0 and finally 2x 15/0s.
- Now cut 0.4mm wire to roughly 15mm to allow you to spiral the wire like you did with head pin. Do this carefully as wire is fine.
- Repeat this for the other front and two rear legs.
- 4 middle legs- 5x 15/0s, 1x 8/0, 1x 4mm bicone, 1x 8/0, 1x 15/0, 1x twist bugle, 1x 15/0, 1x 4mm bicone, 1x 15/0, 1x twist bugle, 1x 8/0 and 2x15/0s.
- Repeat by cutting to roughly 15mm and spiral down wire.
- Repeat on other 3 centre legs.
- Finally bend legs into shape, open up your 4mm jump ring and tread through rings on front legs and attach your snowflake.
Round nose pliers, flat pliers and cutters required. Sold separately.
Included in kit:
29 x 8/0 seed beads
88 x 15/0 seed beads
20 x Miyuki twist bugles
16 x 4mm bicones
1 x 50mm head pin
1 x 35” of 0.4mm wire
1 x Alloy snowflake charm
1 x 4mm jump ring
2 x 8mm bead caps
1 x 12mm round crystal
1 x Material bead