Beaded Spider Tutorial

Beaded Spider

This completely adorable Halloween spider has taken our stores by storm!  Here are some simple instructions to keep you entertained all through the spooky season…

Required Supplies 

  • 10-12mm round bead (head)
  • 14-16mm round bead (rear end)
  • Size 8 seed beads (2)
  • 22 gauge craft wire (24 inches)        
  • 3 inch head pins (1)
  • Size 11 Delica beads (138)
  • ¼ inch bugle beads (380
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle nose pliers and round nose pliers                 

Required Skills

Basic Wire Wrapping:                        

If you haven’t learned basic wire wrapping, we teach this skill in our class Introduction to Wire Wrapping.  You can also find instructions in our book, Basic Beading the Bead World Way, or on our website www.beadworldinc.com
Instructions
1.      Cut the craft wire into leg segments: three 6 inch pieces and one 5 inch piece.  Make a loop in the center of each wire segment with your round nose pliers.
2.  Place the following items onto your headpin: size 8 seed bead, rear end bead, 6 inch wire, 6 inch wire, 6 inch wire, 5 inch wire, head bead, size 8 seed bead. 

3.      Using your wire wrapping skills, form a loop. Finish the loop and cut off any excess wire.  Move the two shortest legs to the front of the spider. 
4.  Arrange the wires so the legs will be emerging from under the spider’s body. Thread a pattern of three Delicas and one bugle bead onto a short front leg.  Use 4 bugle beads and end with 3 Delicas. 


6.      Make a loop in the wire to secure the leg. 
7.   Carefully bend the wire to shape the leg.  Repeat on the other short front leg.

  

8.      Thread a pattern of three Delicas and one bugle bead onto a long leg.  Use 5 bugle beads and end with 3 Delicas. 
9.   Carefully bend the wire to shape the leg. 

10.  Repeat on all the other legs.  The complete spider is shown at the top of the page.

 UPDATE:

You can now order Bead World Kits from our online store!


            Black Tie Spider
2 comments on “Beaded Spider Tutorial
  1. Glad you guys are enjoying our beaded spider! We just love him! You’ll notice we have a NEW spider, the Black Tie Spider! He’s all dressed up for a night on the town!

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