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May 2006 Beaded Spider Brooch Project

You can find a variety of Free Arts and Craft Project here, including beaded project and other project. This month's project is a beaded Spider Brooch made with glass beads using the French wire beading technique.

The pictorials are illustrated with spaces between beads for a clearer direction, in the actual beading, there should be no spaces.

Beaded Spider Brooch :

What you need:

1)    Glass seed beads size 11/0 (Black, Silver White and Red) 
2)    Beading wire (25mm or 25 gauge)    

Step 1: Always Remember to pull tight on EVERY STEP.

Cut a piece of line around a meter long.

Add 2 black beads at the middle of the wire (balance out both ends of the wire with the 2 beads at the center).
Add on 3 more black beads on the left wire and crisscross the right wire through this 3 beads as shown.

Step 2: Now you get the basic idea so we will go a little faster.
Continue to add on beads to crisscross both wires as follows:
Add 5 black - crisscross wires through this 5 beads.
Add 1 black, 4 red, 1 black -  crisscross wires through this 6 beads.
Add 3 black, 2 red, 3 black - crisscross wires through this 8 beads.
Add 2 black, 4 red, 2 black - crisscross wires through this 8 beads.
Add 7 black - crisscross wires through this 7 beads.
Add 5 black - crisscross wires through this 5 beads.
Add 3 black - crisscross wires through this 3 beads.
Add 2 silver white (blue in pictorial) - crisscross wires through this 2 beads.
Add 3 black - crisscross wires through this 3 beads.
Add 3 black - crisscross wires through this 3 beads.
Add 3 black - crisscross wires through this 3 beads.
Add 1 black, 1 silver white, 1 black - crisscross wires through this 3 beads.
Step 3: Remember there should be no space in your beaded work, the space shown in the pictorial is only to give clearer instruction, always pull tight.

From where you left off at step 2, take the left (red) wire, add on one silver white bead, two black beads, loop the wire back through the first added black bead and the silver white bead, then further back through the silver white bead and the adjacent black bead from the last step of step 2 (as shown in this pictorial where the red arrow comes out of)
Do the same for the right wire but in opposite direction.
Step 4: If you still have plenty of wire left, continue but if it seems too short now, you can tie off, cut away the excess and add a new wire by passing it through the two silver white beads and balance both ends out to continue.

Continue from step 3, crisscross both wires through the two silver white beads on the row below where you stopped.
On each side of the wire, add 14 or more black beads (depending on how long you want your spider's leg to be), loop the wire back through the 13 beads, cross the wire further into the next bottom row of 3 black beads as shown.
Step 5: Now you will be repeating something similar to step 4.

Start adding beads the same way, after looping back and exiting, always cross the wire through the bottom row of beads from the body just like step 4.

Do this for both sides and all 8 legs.

Always remember to pull tightly, now you can tie off or just keep looping the remaining wires back through the piece to hide and secure the pieces and you can cut away the excess with out the need to tie off when you have looped back through the piece enough.

For attaching of brooch pin, refer to step 10 of this instruction link: (Beaded Dragonfly Brooch)

More projects to be found in the below categories:


Other Project Adult Project Flower Project Jewelry Project
Kid Art Project Bead Project Ring and Bracelet Project
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