Garden Art forum: Polymer Clay Spider Tutorial

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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Aug 5, 2011 11:32 AM CST
http://jewelrymaking.allinfoabout.com/features/spider.html
I used this link to make my spiders. I have it printed out so I can have it in front of me.
But I have pictures for you all to see,
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Get your beads. You will need a large one for the body, a smaller one for the head and of course, this little lady needs eyes too. You will have a total of 6 beads.
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I used soft wire, so it would bend easy. think this one was 22 Gauge.
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The beads are 10mm body, and 6mm for head. Then I found some smaller beads for the eyes and fangs. Eyes on outside and fangs in middle (smallest) Thumb of 2011-08-05/Ridesredmule/4fb6a4
Thread them on, form a loop with the small (4) beads. Twist it enough to hold it together. If it is soft wire just wist a time or two. I used my Chain nose pliers and broke the first one, so had to be more gentle, re-thread the bunch back on and do it again. Just TAKE YOUR TIME!!!
If the holes in the body beads are large enough you can run the double wire inside. If not, Very carefully snip it off with your wire cutters. This is head. , Thumb of 2011-08-05/Ridesredmule/612157
Thumb of 2011-08-05/Ridesredmule/22baa6 It will look like this. We are ready to make a loop , but first we make the legs. Cut four pieces of wire about 4-5''Thumb of 2011-08-05/Ridesredmule/72bb8d fold them in half and keep them snug. Be sure all legs are even.
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Fold over and twist wire snug as you can. Pliers can be used.
Then we roll the loop for the tail. She is going to want to dangle. Make sure wire is long enough going thru the spider to make a loop in the tail and this also tightens the legs inside the body and holds them in place.
We are going to put the beads on this girl. I used seed beads pkg. says 6/0 bead mix.
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have to make tiny loops on the end to keep the beads on for the legs. By the time I made my third spider I was tired of these little beads. Rolling on the floor laughing
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told ya, got tired of beads, anyone for a spider race????
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Hope it is clear and as usual, you got questions??? I got answers...... Group hug Enjoy your spiders...
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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Aug 5, 2011 11:43 AM CST

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Charleen this is great! I want to make some spiders now too!!!!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

Thanks for the tutorial and all of the photos for us visual learners!
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Aug 5, 2011 11:49 AM CST

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Awwwwww those are so cute. I bet even my daughter that is terrified of spiders would like these cute little guys Thumbs up
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
Aug 5, 2011 12:10 PM CST
Do you all see the loops in the tails...????
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vic
Aug 5, 2011 12:18 PM CST

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A Ha! I do now! Big Grin
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
Aug 5, 2011 12:47 PM CST
do you need to see how to do it??? Make the loop?????
Name: Dahlianut
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dahlianut
Aug 5, 2011 1:13 PM CST
Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby luv the little guys Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby I bet they could be modified into scorpions too for a deserty garden theme.
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Aug 5, 2011 1:21 PM CST
I'll look up scorpions and see what I can find. i bet there is something out there....

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