Introduction: Creating a Bead Spider

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Here is my design for a bead and wire spider pendant


  • Side cutters.
  • round nose pliers.
  • Small flat file for beading or similar,


  • 1 large bead about 2 cm in size.
  • 1 smaller bead about 1 cm in size.
  • 10 seed beads.
  • 16 bugle beads.
  • super glue or epoxy.
  • 20 guage beading wire.
  • 24 guage beading wire.

Step 1: Create the Body

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Take an 8 cm length of the 20 guage beading wire and create a loop at the end with the round nose the large bead onto the wire .

Insert a second piece of wire into the large bead and glue in place by dripping super glue down the bead hole. try not to get any on the outside of the bead.

Add the smaller bead and glue in place leaving a small gap. spread the wires out like tentacles , add 2 of the seed beads to make eyes and then trip the wire off and file the wire ends back to make them smooth. secure the eye beads with super glue or nail varnish or epoxy

Step 2: Adding the Legs

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Cut 4 pieces of 24 guage wire for the legs

Bend all 4 wires in the middle

weave the wires around the middle if the spider you have created until they are tight and you have 4 legs either side.

Step 3: Finishing the Legs

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Add 2 bugle beads to each leg.

Add a seed bead to each leg and glue in place.

Add 2 more bugle beads to each leg and glue in place and time the excess wire off.

File the end of the wire down until it is smooth.

Once the glue is dry bend the legs into a realistic position,

All done :)


Lori Simpson (author)2016-03-10

Great tutorial, TFS!

ArticAkita (author)2016-03-08

Awesome Arachnid!

SophieIsabelle (author)2016-03-07

I'm not a big fan of spiders, but this one's cute:)

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