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These creepily life-like, beaded spiders are easy to make and work great as inexpensive Halloween accessories. Not only do they make great earrings, but you could also hang them in your hair or from your rear-view mirror, whatever suits you best!
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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Wire (preferably black)
Beads: One Large, one medium, and many seed beads
Clear plastic stretchy string (2 x 5" pieces)
Wire Crimp x2
Earrings x2
Wire Cutters (or scissors)
Beading Pliers (optional for tighter loops)

Wire Lengths:
You need 4 x 3.5" for the legs.
You need about 6" for the body.

taria2 years ago
Okay Im being very dumb today for some odd reason. but when you say to secure the legs with the body wire, what do you mean? cause from the images I can't really make out what your doing or how to secure this without having my legs spin on the wire. (which they keep doing) so what am I doing wrong? help....
unexpired (author)  taria2 years ago
Hi Taria,

I just added some notes to the pictures to clear up Step 4 of "Assemble Spider BIts." I hope this helps. Basically you are just wrapping the body wires around both sides of the legs so they don't move on you.

Let me know if you still have questions after reading the new notes on the images.

Thanks,
Heidi
oh okay, I think my wires are to small them. I'll just let them spin. sorry for the very late reply, but I have so much junk in my e-mail that I didn't see this until now.
nharvey22 years ago
Wow, these are so much harder than I expected. Thought I'd make a few but I think I'll be lucky to finish one. Good work Heidi
doodlecraft2 years ago
Wow, I love these! Going to rummage through my beads right now and see if I can replicate them! Thanks for sharing! :)
taria2 years ago
double post...stupid thing is messing up. sorry about that.
taria2 years ago
Okay Im being very dumb today for some odd reason. but when you say to secure the legs with the body wire, what do you mean? cause from the images I can't really make out what your doing or how to secure this without having my legs spin on the wire. (which they keep doing) so what am I doing wrong? help....
Closet_RAt2 years ago
Love this!
Gonna try to make these for my wife this weekend.
nhereveri2 years ago
Nice work. Perfect gift to my GF.
She like this hand made stuff.
there cool my husband hates spiders it would be so funny making these even if just to put the spider its self under his pillow, might not be a good idea wearing them in bed mind he might rip my ear off :)
Yikes! In that first picture, with some strand of hair hanging down, it looks like the spider has already started creating a web on your head. So very creepy!!!