Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Along Came a Spider

Yesterday I could not get motivated. Almost every craft I planned was lacking a material or two but I did not feel like running errands. I finally forced myself out the door and into Michaels (among other stops I had to make). When I got home, it was time to cook. By the time I finally turned my attention to crafting it was 8:30. Using this tutorial, just over an hour later, I had this:

It was fun. Except when I dropped one of the pink beads and the dude and I were down on all fours looking for it and Stella decided she could be most helpful by licking our faces since clearly we needed to play.

The big bead is a rhodochrosite. I scrounged around for things that would match. (I needed to buy the wire; I've got plenty of beads.) If I did it again, I'd go darker with the bugle and seed beads. But I still think it looks pretty nifty.

I think I might give it to my hairdresser who had a run-in with a wolf spider that she told me about at my last visit. This seems like a good souvenir.

Next up: Tea Bag Wallet

14 comments:

Cole said...

I saw your Twitter posts last night about this and was excited to see what it looked like! It's great, and it should make your hairdresser smile I'm sure! I know I'd much rather have a run in with a spider of this sort... hehe

valerie said...

Even tho it's a fake, bejeweled spider, I still think it's creepy. I've had run-ins with wolf spiders and tarantulas before. Why do they have to be so scary?!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Cute!
I have a similar one from several years ago, and it came with legend of tinsel, a different story that that of your hairdresser!

http://www.meadowtreasures.com/christmaslegend.htm

xeyedmary said...

Wow! That's stunning! Doesn't some foreign country put a spider ormnament on their Xmas tree for good luck or something?

Giovanna said...

Gorgeous spider! Sometime I'll have to try it too...

Linda said...

Those are a bunch of ugly spiders, but yours is adorable. I love it.

Linda

Donna said...

Yes. I can totally see this in Christmas colors hiding on the tree.

Love your month of being crafty!

doris said...

Oh, I need one of those! I wear a pin to school every day, so I have quite an assortment of interesting objects. I'll have to make one of those (uh huh, sure). My students would love it.

Robin said...

Pretty nifty. I am enjoying your month of crafting. Can't wait to see what is next.

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh, that is just wonderful!!!!! I just love it!

Minnie said...

I love your spider. I would go crazy trying to get the beads arranged on the legs correctly. It's gorgeous.

Laura Elizabeth said...

I LOVE that spider! Now I have to make one. I made Christmas spiders with the kids several years ago, but they didn't turn out that beautiful!

Colorado Stitcher said...

I made a spider similar to this (not so fancy beads on mine) in the late 70s. It has been on our Christmas tree every since. My mom really liked it. I got married in the mid 90s and my husband "tolerates" it on our tree...but it is TRADITION!

Sharon said...

That is pretty cool!