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Friday, 6 October 2017

More Beaded Spiders

Here are two more methods for making spiders with bigger beads.

Method One

For large hole beads

For this spider I have used
0.6mm plated copper wire in pink
 13mm bead
17mm bead
7mm bugle beads in amethyst
Size 8/o seed beads in black  
1.  First I cut 4 x 14" lengths of wire. 
If your beads are bigger or you want your spider to 
have longer legs allow more wire.
Push all 4 wires through the smaller (head) bead. 
2. Fold the wire over the bead as shown in the picture, the ends of the wire should be roughly level with each other.
3. Put all the wires through the larger bead and 
push it up to the other bead.
The holes of the beads should be lined up with each other. 
4. Divide the wires into 2 lots of 4.
5. Bring one set of 4 wires over the bead and wrap it 
tightly between the 2 beads.
6. Bring the other 4 wires over and wrap in the opposite direction.
You now have 4 wires on each sides for your spiders legs.
7. Separate the wires and thread on the small beads for the first leg.
8. Trim the wire down and roll up the end with round nosed pliers. 
9. Repeat for all the other legs and bend legs into shape.
Here's some we made earlier!

Method Two

For beads with smaller holes

Here's how to make a spider with beads that have a smaller hole.
I have used a couple of odd beads from my stash.
 
Coil up the end of a piece of wire to create a head pin.
Put both beads on the wire and form a wrapped loop. 
Cut four pieces of wire and wrap them around 
your spider body one at a time.
Add beads of your choice to the legs and finish off 
as in the first method.




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