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Spooky Sparkly Spiders with Felt Beads

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Spooky Sparkly Spiders with Felt Beads Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Meet Sarah and Sammy Spider. Our, oh so delightful, not so frightful beaded spiders. We chose traditional orange and black for Halloween, but you can get creative and use any color combination of felt and beads you wish for your spider species. A couple of notes before you start:
Give thought to the location of the holes in the felt beads before you glue the head to the body. Use the larger felt bead for the body. The wire for the legs goes through the hole in the felt bead. Use the smaller felt bead for the head. The eyes are placed near the holes in the felt bead to help conceal them. General Sewing:
The decorative beads are stitched onto the felt beads as you would sew on buttons. With a needle, knot and stitch a thread to the felt bead where you want your first decorative bead to be. Thread the needle through a larger decorative bead, through a seed bead and then back through the first bead. Catch the felt underneath the decorative bead with your needle and tie a knot. Run the needle through the felt bead and come out where you want your next decorative bead to be. Repeat sewing beads. Black spider

Step one: Glue the head (20mm black felt bead) to the body (35mm black felt bead) using Quick Hold craft glue. Let dry.

Step two: Sew the decorative beads to the felt spider as described above, using any combination of beads for a colorful, festive look.

Step three: Cut four 9-inch pieces of 22 gauge black artistic wire for the spiders legs. Run the wires through the hole in the body. To make it easier, wrap all four pieces together with a piece of tape on one end. To keep the legs in place, place a dab of glue in the hole of the body and let dry. Remove tape. On one side of the spider, bend all four legs up with a pair of pliers. Fan the legs out. On one leg, thread ten 11/0 matte charcoal Toho beads, one 11/0 frosted silver-lined medium orange Toho bead and one 4mm silver-lined peridot magatama Toho bead. Bend the wire leg down and thread one more orange Toho bead and thirty-four more matte charcoal Toho beads. Trim the wire leg to 3/8 inch and bend and curl the wire with a pair of pliers to form feet. Repeat for all the legs. Orange Spider

Step four: Glue the head (10mm orange felt bead) to the body (20mm orange felt bead) using Quick Hold craft glue. Let dry.

Step five: Sew the decorative beads to the felt spider as described above, using any combination of beads for a colorful, festive look.

Step six: Follow directions in step three for making the legs using beads as follows: On one leg thread ten 11/0 matte opaque sour apple round Toho beads, two 11/0 silver-lined medium orange round Toho beads and one 11/0 matte charcoal round Toho bead. Bend the wire leg down and thread two more orange Toho beads and twenty-five more matte charcoal Toho beads. Trim the wire leg to 3/8 inch and bend and curl the wire with a pair of pliers to form feet. Repeat for all the legs.
Approximate size: 4x5x3 inches and 3x4x2
Estimated time: Under two hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Quick hold craft 2oz tube (GLUE-002)
Side cutters - semi flush (TOOL-131)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
22 gauge black artistic wire, 8 yd spool (AWR22BLK8)
Silamide 40-yard card black (SIL-BLK)
#11 short beading needles 12-pack (NEED-10)
List of Components:
35mm felt bead - black (FELT-068, Qty. 1)
20mm felt bead - black (FELT-050, Qty. 1)
9x6mm opaque pale yellow roundelle (CR-RL043, Qty. 7)
Medium green silk glass teardrop bead (CR-TD035, Qty. 6)
6mm matte olive glass roundel (GR-MOL6, Qty. 6)
Toho bead magatama 4mm silver-lined peridot 8g bag (TBMT4-M27, Qty. 1) Discontinued
Toho bead round 8/0 matte opaque sour apple (TBRD8-44F, Qty. 1)
Toho bead round 8/0 frosted silver-lined medium orange (TBRD8-30BF, Qty. 1)
Toho bead round 11/0 frosted silver-lined medium orange (TBRD11-30BF, Qty. 1)
Toho bead round 11/0 matte charcoal (TBRD11-14F, Qty. 1)
20mm felt bead - strong orange (FELT-039, Qty. 1)
10mm felt bead - strong orange (FELT-021, Qty. 1)
6mm jet glass roundel (GR-JET6, Qty. 4)
Toho bead round 8/0 ceylon banana cream (TBRD8-142, Qty. 1)
Toho bead round 8/0 frosted silver-lined peridot (TBRD8-27F, Qty. 1)
Toho bead round 8/0 gilded cranberry marble (TBRD8-1708, Qty.1)
Toho bead round 11/0 matte opaque sour apple (TBRD11-44F, Qty. 1)
Toho bead round 11/0 silver-lined medium orange (TBRD11-30B, Qty.1)

Note: Our 4mm silver-lined peridot magatama Toho bead (TBMT4-M27) has been discontinued. To see all our other seed beads click here.

Purchase Idea Kit Components

35-45mm Felt Bead - Black
Code: FELT-068
Length 35-45mm, Width 35-45mm 
1-1920-3940+
$1.10$0.98$0.88
Qty>
20-25mm Felt Bead - Black
Code: FELT-050
Length 20-25mm, Width 20-25mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.72$0.64$0.58
Qty>
9x6mm Opaque Pale Yellow Roundelle
Code: CR-RL043
Length 6mm, Width 9mm 
Price: $0.31
Qty>
Medium Green Silk Teardrop
Code: CR-TD035
Approx. Height 9mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.19$0.17$0.15
Qty>
6mm Matte Olive Glass Disc Bead
Code: GR-MOL6
Length 2.5mm, Width 6mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.07$0.06$0.05
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Matte Opaque Sour Apple
Code: TBRD8-44F
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.24$1.14$1.05
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Frosted Silver-Lined Medium Orange
Code: TBRD8-30BF
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.49$1.37$1.26
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Silver-Lined Medium Orange
Code: TBRD11-30BF
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.47$1.35$1.25
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Charcoal
Code: TBRD11-14F
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-1920-3940+
$1.28$1.14$1.02
Qty>
20-25mm Felt Bead - Strong Orange
Code: FELT-039
Length 20-25mm, Width 20-25mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.72$0.64$0.58
Qty>
6mm Jet Glass Disc Bead
Code: GR-JET6
6mm 
Price: $0.05
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Ceylon Pastel Yellow
Code: TBRD8-142
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.21$1.11$1.02
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Frosted Silver-Lined Peridot
Code: TBRD8-27F
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-1415-2930+
$1.31$1.17$1.05
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Gilded Cranberry Marble
Code: TBRD8-1708
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-34-78+
$5.08$4.72$4.38
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Sour Apple
Code: TBRD11-44F
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.28$1.18$1.08
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Silver-Lined Medium Orange
Code: TBRD11-30B
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.37$1.26$1.16
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

The BeadSmith 11 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack
Code: NEED-10
Length 1 inch, Size 11 
1-56-1112+
$2.39$2.21$2.04
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.74
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
Qty>
22 Gauge Black Artistic Wire, 8 Yard Spool
Code: AWR22BLK8
22 gauge, 8 yards 
1-23-45+
$2.79$2.59$2.39
Qty>
Quick Hold Craft Glue - 2oz Tube
Code: GLUE-002
2oz 
Price: $3.99
Qty>
The BeadSmith Silamide 40-Yard Card Black
Code: SIL-BLK
Silamide A, Approx. 40 yards 
Price: $1.49
Qty>



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