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Make DIY Halloween Jewelry - Spider Web Design

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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 a 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!

Materials:

Soft Flex .019
2x2mm crimp tubes
Magical crimpers
Cutters
Clasp, ear wires, chain or hair pick


1. String seven crimps on 6in 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 2in long.

2. String one 4in wire through a crimp tube and center the wire. Crimp the tube, evenly spacing each crimp apart around the 10mm circle. Repeat five times.

 

 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 six times.
 

4. String a crimp tube on two of the legs next to each other. String a 3in 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).
 

4. String a crimp tube on each leg.

5. String a 5in wire through a crimp tube on two legs next to each other, connecting the two legs.

6. String a 2.5in wire through a crimp tube on the next two legs next to each other, connecting the two legs.

7. Repeat Step 6.

8. 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).

9. Repeat Step 6 three times.

10. 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.


11. 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. 

12. 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.

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Blog contributor Sara Oehler (the original SoftFlexGirl) is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Soft Flex Company. Find her on facebook or her blog. She'd love to hear from you! So, please feel free to leave comments or email her at Sara@SoftFlexCompany.com.

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