Happy Halloween! The spookiest day of the year is here. We have one last Halloween free beading project idea for you. You will love this decorative spider web. This web can be used as part of a jewelry design. It can be a pendant or earring. It can be a focal for a scary necklace. You can incorporate it into a costume. You can place it around the house. If you want to get creative, you can add Halloween beads and components to it. Or you can vary up the color of wire you use.
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Years and years and years (yes, that long ago), I made a Halloween design that I called my Faux Barb Wire Bracelet.
Every year, it makes a comeback. It gets pinned, shared and hopefully
recreated. So this year, I decided that I would make a similar pattern
but create a spider web. I love how it turned out. I shared this idea in
Facebook Live Video.
Here are step-by-step pictures and instructions. You can easily make
this design into a pendant, earrings, hair accessory or bracelet. Enjoy!
Soft Flex .019 Beading Wire
2x2mm Crimp Tubes
Clasp, ear wires, chain or hair pick
Step 1: String seven crimps on 6 inches of beading wire. Pass the wire back
through the first crimp to create a 10mm circle in the middle of the
wire. Crimp the tube and trim each wire to be 2 inches long.
Step 2: String one 4 inch wire through a crimp tube and center the wire. Crimp the tube, evenly spacing each crimp apart around the 10mm circle. Repeat this five times.
Step 3: Using both wires next to each other, string a crimp tube. Crimp the tube about 5mm from the base. Trim off the extra wire. Repeat this six times.
Step 4: String a crimp tube on two of the legs next to each other. String a 3 inch wire through each crimp tube. Repeat six times. Adjust the crimps to be about 10mm from the last crimp tube. Crimp the tubes and cut off two extra wires (leaving just one).
Step 5: String a crimp tube on each leg.
Step 6: String a 5 inch wire through a crimp tube on two legs next to each other, connecting the two legs.
Step 7: String a 2.5 inch wire through a crimp tube on the next two legs next to each other, connecting the two legs.
Step 8: Repeat Step 6.
Step 9: Repeat Step 5 (To make the bracelet as shown below or a hair accessory. For a pendant or earrings, you can use 2.5 inches of wire here too).
Step 10: Repeat Step 6 three times.
Step 11: Adjust the crimps to be about 5mm from the last crimp tube. Crimp the tubes and cut off two extra wires (leaving just one). Trim the short wires to 5-7mm long.
Step 12: String a crimp on one of the longer wires, pass through the clasp
and back into the crimp. Crimp the tube and trim excess wire. There is
about 45mm between crimps on my bracelet, but you'll need to make it to
fit your wrist.
Step 13: Repeat Step 11 for the second side by making a simple loop for your clasp to connect to or by connecting to the second half of a clasp.
Note: If you prefer to make earrings, create a loop on the longer wire closer to the spider web and attach to ear wires. If you prefer a pendant, create a loop on the longer wire closer to the spider web and attach to a chain. If you prefer a hair accessory, create loops on both sides and use a hair pick or bobby pins to attach the web into your hair.
You can add clear beads to make this design sparkle. I also suggest a single black bead to look like a spider. Soft Flex beading wire comes in a lots of different colors. I used white, but you could use silver, gold, black, satin silver, etc.
Check out our Trios Beading Wire Packs if you would like wire colors that evoke the spirit of the holidays. Our Trick or Treat Trios are perfect for Halloween projects. Egg Hunt is great for Easter. Fireworks is fantastic for any patriotic holiday. There is a pack of beading wire for every mood or celebration.
We recently added some new crimps to our shelves that would be a great highlight to this design. 2x2mm Sterling Silver Black Oxidized crimps are a great finish to this fun spider web.
We hope you all have a happy and safe Halloween.
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Projects not intended for children under the age of 13. The information on this instruction sheet is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed. Soft Flex® Company disclaims all liability from any injury to anyone undertaking the construction of this project as a result of improper safety precautions.
Sara Oehler (pronounced Ay-ler) is a well-known jewelry designer living in the Bay Area. Sara is the author of several beading books, including her latest title, written with Kristen Fagan, Seed Bead Revolution. She has designed and written for numerous publications including: BeadStyle, Bead&Button, Bead Trends, Stringing, Jewelry in Fashion Trends, Simply Beads, The Flow and Today's Creative Home Arts. Currently, Sara is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Soft Flex Company.
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