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Arachnid Necklace

Project details:

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I have been wanting to make one of these cool Czech glass spiders. The purple seed beads and metallic finish on the Czech glass brings this spider to life.

Supplies you’ll need:

  • 12mm & 8mm Czech glass fire polished matte & textured rainbow AB jet rounds
  • 15/0 seed beads in Higher Metallic Grape
  • 11/0 seed beads in Opaque Frosted Jet
  • 24 gauge wire
  • 2" head pins
  • bugle seed beads in frosted antique silver
  • 2 ft of chain
  • jump rings
  • clasp

I added some option for the beads in the product list below.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1

Cut four 5" pieces of wire.

Step 2

Slide the 8mm bead and a jet seed bead onto the head pin. Take the wire you cut and criss cross it over the head pin and pull tight. Do this for all 4 wire pieces.

Step 3

Slide the 12mm bead on.

Step 4

Create a tight loop at the top with your round nose pliers.

Step 5

Slide 7 purple seed beads onto one leg, then 2 bugle beads, 3 jet seed beads, then 7 purple seed beads, and end the leg with a jet seed bead.

Step 6

Trim any excess wire. Use your round nose pliers to loop the end of the leg to hold the beads on. Do Step 5 & 6 to all of the legs.

Step 7

Use the jump rings to attach the spider to the chain and for the clasp.

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