When I wrote the tutorial for how to do embroidered spider webs, I promised I would explain how to make the spiders in my next post. So here it is!
They're actually quite easy to do. You'll need a button or large bead for the body and then a small bead for the head. You can use any thread you like for the legs but again, I'm rather fond of Kreinik #8 braid depending on size of my spider and the background fabric. Basically, I used what I need to use for the legs to show up. In this case, I used 2 strands of Kreinik #8 Braid.
Here is a diagram of the spider. Please excuse the crudity of this image. I quickly drew it out on the computer:
You can see my spider on this block:
That's all there is to it! Here's the spider from my most recent purse:
And here's the completed purse:
This purse is in my Etsy shop now. You can also find Kathi's Autumn Watch in the shop:
Isn't that beautiful? I just love Kathi's jewelry pieces.
I'm heading over to mom's for a little while now. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for my Pink Saturday post. I also have some new Model A photos for to share which I'll do over the weekend and I want to talk some more about creatively coping with depression.