Beaded Spiders

by Frances Ortega.
(United States)

I love working with wire in unexpected ways. I’ve tried my hand at making beaded bees and wanted to try spiders as well. I’ve seen a few beaded spiders before, but wanted to do a simple design that would highlight the beads used.

Big Blue Spider and Brass Bead Spider

So I put together a few combinations and tinkered with the design until I was happy with the result. I used three different combinations in the step by step tutorial I put together. That way you get a few different ideas for what the spider could look like. I had one spider with an oval bead for the body, look more like an ant when finished. I find that round beads are best for spider making.

Bending the Legs

When done right, a beaded spider can be worn year round.
If you love wire work and beading, I urge you to give beaded spiders a try.

Frances Ortega
My Laughing Lion Blogspot
Beaded Spider Tutorial

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Comments

  1. I love these Frances. They look like an especially perfect project for using leftover beads and wire scraps.

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  2. Pamela Thompson says:

    This is so creative and unique. I truly appreciate you for sharing your genius!

  3. So cute! I’d really love to have some. My friends will love them too, for sure. Never thought about this wonderful idea. You truly are a genius.

  4. So awesome! I will definitely try to make one or three. :)
    Thanks for sharing – the tutorial is super clear.

  5. Love your spider! One of my fellow CCC ambassadors did a spider pattern at cousin.com/cccprojects.aspx and it is hard to decide which one is nicer! I cannot wait to make yours!

  6. Tina at CreatedWithFire Studios says:

    Thanks so much for sharing, love these, so adorable !

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