Thread the twisted wire through the spider’s body, a pearl approx. 3/4 inch for the larger spider, and approx. 1/2 inch for the smaller spider. Then thread your pearls onto each leg. I used 2 alternating sizes of pearls for the legs of each spider, approx. 6mm and 8mm for the larger spider and 4mm and 6mm for the smaller, but you could really use whatever size you want.
Curl the wire around at the end with a pair of needle nose pliers to hold the pearls in place. Spread out the spiders legs as you go, putting six of them towards the front and aiming one pair towards the rear. Bend each leg up at the first pearl closest to the spider’s body, then downward after the second pearl closest to his body. Bend the pearl at the end of each leg upward slightly.
Now for the head and you’re almost done. Use a pearl slightly smaller than the body, I used approx. 1/2 inch for the larger spider, and 3/8 inch for the smaller one. Just glue the head to the body using E-6000 or your fave glue.
I created the spider web too. You can see the tutorial for that here. It takes more time but it’s not too difficult.
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