Retired - Spider Queen Necklace

PROJECT N120
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Intermediate
The focal point of this darkly elegant necklace is the same creepily cool spider from the glow-in-the-dark web project. Make two, or use the same spider for both projects!
Instructions
  1. To make the spider: Thread one dark red coral bicone crystal bead onto each of the two gunmetal headpins.
  2. Insert both of those headpins through the 12mm helix crystal bead, and through the 28mm aquiline pendant (convex side up).
  3. Pull both headpin wires through the aquiline pendant and use your round-nose pliers to curl up the excess wire into a tight loop on what will be the underside of the spider. (SEE PICTURE)
  4. To make the legs, begin by cutting four pieces of wire at about six inches long each.
  5. Wrap the center of each piece of wire several times around the center of the spider body, between the helix bead and the aquiline pendant, threading a few of the wires through the loops you made with the headpins on the underside of the spider body.
  6. Pinch all of the eight legs into the body, so they fit tightly against the spider.
  7. On the front two legs thread three fire polish beads, a 4mm garnet bicone, and two more fire polish beads. Make a simple loop at the end and trim off excess wire.
  8. On the six remaining legs thread three fire polish beads, a 4mm garnet bicone, and three more fire polish beads. Make a simple loop at the end of each leg and trim off excess wire.
  9. To shape the legs, just gently bend them using your fingers until they look like real spider legs. We used pictures of real spiders for inspiration!
  10. To create the rest of the necklace cut fourteen pieces of the black craft wire at one inch long each.
  11. Make a simple loop at one end of each piece of wire, but do not bend the wire at the base of the loop at a ninety degree angle. Rather, let the loop curve naturally to one side.
  12. On ten of these pieces of wire, make another naturally curved simple loop at the opposite end, going the other direction so that the wire is now shaped like an "S".
  13. On two more pieces of wire thread an 8mm dark red coral bead. Make a simple loop at the other end.
  14. On two more pieces of wire thread a fire polish bead, a 4mm garnet bicone bead, and another 4mm garnet bicone bead. Make a simple loop at the other end.
  15. On two gunmetal eyepins thread a 3mm dark red coral bicone bead, a 4mm garnet bicone bead, and another 3mm dark red coral bicone bead. Create a simple loop and trim off excess wire.
  16. Connect the pieces of wire to make a chain in this order:
  17. an unbeaded wire segment
  18. a segment containing an 8mm dark red coral bicone, an unbeaded wire segment
  19. a segment containing two fire polish beads and a 4mm garnet bicone
  20. an unbeaded wire segment
  21. an eyepin segment containing two 3mm dark red coral bicones and a 4mm garnet bicone
  22. and finally two more unbeaded wire segments.
  23. Make two of these, one for each side of the necklace.
  24. Connect the two sides of the necklace to the spider by opening the loop on one end of the last segment (the unbeaded segment closest to the 8mm dark red coral bicone) and adding it to the loop at the end of the second leg down on each side of the spider. Close the loops once more.
  25. Cut two pieces of the silk ribbon at five inches long each.
  26. Thread one end of each five inch piece of ribbon through each of the last wire loops on either side of the necklace.
  27. Pull the thread through about an inch and tie it in a double knot.
  28. Insert the other end of each side of the ribbon into a crimp and close the crimp.
  29. To one side of the necklace, add a jump ring to the loop on the crimp. To that jump ring add a lobster clasp.
  30. To the other side of the necklace add a chain of seven jump rings as an extender chain.
  31. Thread a 3mm bicone, a 4mm bicone, and another 3mm bicone to a headpin and make a simple loop. Add this to the last ring of the jump ring extender chain.
  32. Cut four more pieces of the silk ribbon, two at three inches long, and two at two inches long.
  33. Tie the two inch segments around the two unbeaded wire segments between the segment containing an 8mm bicone and the segment containing the two fire polish beads and the 4mm bicone
  34. Tie the three inch segments around the unbeaded wire segment between the segment containing the two fire polish beads and the 4mm bicone and the segment containing two 3mm bicones and one 4mm bicones.
  35. Using your fingers, pull apart and artistically fray the edges of every piece of silk ribbon until they are spooky and antique looking.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SWC-9165 - Swarovski Crystal, 5531 Aquiline Drop Pendant 28mm, 1 Piece, Jet
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3394 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 3mm Round Matte Jet Black (50)
    Project uses 52 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5416 - Gun Metal Head Pins 1.5 Inches 24 Gauge (X50)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2003 - Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 20 Gauge Thick, 6 Yard Spool, Permanent Black Color
    Project uses 5 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-47069 - Silk Fabric Fairy Ribbon, 2cm Wide, 40 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Espresso Brown - Discontinued Color
    Project uses 18 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6270 - Gunmetal Grey Brass Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inch (x50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBB-13045 -
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1435 - Gun Metal Brass Foldover 3mm Cord Ends For Leather (X50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-1888 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 8mm, 8 Pieces, Dark Red Coral
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

Additional Information
Theme Halloween
Ingredients SWC-9165, BCP-3394, FHP-5416, WCR-2003, XCR-47069, FHP-6270, SWBB-13045, FCR-1435, SWC-1888,

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Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 3mm Round Matte Jet Black (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.79 / Package | SKU: BCP-3394
Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 20 Gauge Thick, 6 Yard Spool, Permanent Black Color
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.00 / Package | SKU: WCR-2003
Gunmetal Grey Brass Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inch (x50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: FHP-6270
Gun Metal Brass Foldover 3mm Cord Ends For Leather (X50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.09 / Package | SKU: FCR-1435
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