Step 1: Supplies
42 Medium beads (not seed beads) 3mm?, 32 of one color, 10 of another
40 Bugle Beads of one color
2 Large Beads (one larger than the other)
1 jump ring
1 Spool of 24 gauge jewelry wire
5 inches of 18 gauge wire
Rounded Jewelry Pliers
Piece of felt (optional)
I had a learning curve regarding terminology. I didn't know a Bugle bead was a Bugle bead until I had a craft store employee scratch his head like I came off the short bus and gave me a learnin'. I felt like I was pointing at a shelf and just simply grunting...UGH UGH...BEAD GOOD.....
Bugwise I do know is that a spider body is composed of two segments as opposed to three for regulation insects. And yes I know my leg segments are not anatomically correct. So bear with me for my jargon and indiscretions. The gist hopefully is easy enough to follow.
As to bead colors, I'm only writing numbers in conjunction to the final piece I made. Go nuts and use any combination that makes sense to you.
I mention the optional felt because since you are beading, you can use it to keep your beads from rolling away. I seen a beading cloth displayed at the craft store for something like $10. What a gyp. I used my free Shamwow.
Another thing to look for is a grab bag of beads. I found an insanely good deal on a grab bag of large beads at my craft store. The dominance of the beads were unique. Your lucky if four are alike. But two kinda similar ones are all that's needed.