Thursday, December 12, 2013

Beaded Christmas Spiders

WARNING:  This post is not for the faint at heart.
If you suffer from arachnophobia, please run away!
But if you want to make a unique Christmas ornament, keep reading.

 I saw an amazing family of spiders which peaked my
 interest.  You can see them here:  Heather at the Inspiration Cafe
She is one of the co-authors of Inspiration Cafe and also hosts her own blog
I had to try my hand at these little gems, so I Googled  "beaded spiders"
 and came across a very talented artist!  You can find her
  She has a blog called 365 spiders.  That's right,
 she made 365 spiders in a year; that would be one a day!
  Holy crap!  That's a lot of spiders!  They are amazing.

The tutorial I found on Google, was actually on Instructables which was super easy to follow! 
This is what I came up with.  I was very excited after my first, which let's face it, was pretty crude. 
We will call him Wolfy!

 But after I found some more appropriate beads in my craft room, I was off!
She`s a real lady!

I epoxied small beads onto a larger yucky wooden bead to glam him up!

And then I stopped, cuz I had to go to the dentist.  :(

And now I am back from the dentist armed with  more beads from the Dollar Tree!

And yes....I am building an army!

Of course....Charlotte

 King Tut

They're coming for you......
  Go and make yourself a spider or six!!  I guessing  you will be hooked after your first.
Stay tuned.  I've already finished three more since I posted.  They just keep getting better.

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