I made another wire spider so I could take pictures as I built it. The original sculpture is here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-Spider/
While this spider turned out a bit unbalanced and, in my opinion, not as nice looking as the first I built, I've managed to gather all the pictures I need and it can stand on it's own.
To build the spider, you will need:
Floral Wire (Not wrapped in any special material or colored)
Solder and iron
Needle nose pliers
Not too much, really. "Simple yet awesome!" --aaronheller
Step 1: Cutting Leg Pieces
Take the floral wire (I think I used just under 3 lengths for the legs of my first spider) and wire cutters and start making 8 smaller bits of wire. These will be the upper parts of the legs. Because the spider I made was just bigger than my hand, the short pieces I made were around 2-3 inches for each spider. When you have 8 short pieces, make 8 slightly longer pieces for the lower legs. If you want, you could make very small pieces as a third section of the legs, which would lay flatter to the ground. This would make the spider look more realistic, I think.
Step 2: Making Full Legs
Bend the end of every wire piece into a small open loop, as shown in the second picture. Connect one short piece with one long piece with the loops, and use the needle nose pliers to pinch and close the loop. These will be the legs of the spider.
If you like, you can bend another loop at the other side of the short piece, but I did that to each individual piece as I soldered later on.