Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I ♥ spiders

I made this using this awesome tutorial.
It's large...like 4" from tip to tip.
I love it!
Then I had to make a purple one for the young lady that works with me
that is terrified of spiders, but loves purple☺
She still has it on her desk. I think it's growing on her☺
Then I had to go out and buy a ton of beads in a whole bunch of
different colors to make a whole bunch more spiders.
I figure they would be good for Halloween AND for Christmas.

What??.....

Never heard of the Christmas spider?

Well, here goes....... 

'One December, a mother was busily cleaning the house for Christmas.
 She swept every corner of every room completely clean, for she wanted
everything bright and shiny in time for Christmas Day.
The spiders fled upstairs to the attic to escape the broom, for they knew she was far
too busy  to follow them up there.
On Christmas Eve, as soon as the house became quiet, the spiders slowly crept down for a peek.
They scuttled into the living room and oh what a sight they saw!

A beautiful Christmas Tree!

In their excitement they scurried up the trunk and out along each branch. They were filled with
happiness as they climbed among its glittering beauty.
Alas, by the time they had finished climbing, the tree was completely covered with dusty gray spiders' webs.

Midnight came, and Santa Claus came with the gifts for the children. When he saw the tree, he smiled to see how happy the spiders were, but he knew how heartbroken the mother would be if she saw the tree covered with dusty webs. So he turned the gray spiders' webs to silver and gold.

The Christmas Tree sparkled and shimmered and was even more beautiful than before.

That is why we have tinsel on Christmas Trees, and every tree should have a
Christmas spider in its branches.'
 
 
See... if I don't get ALL of those beads used on spiders for Halloween,
I still have Christmas.
TOTALLY a wise investment☺☺