This time of the year BeadSmith Snowflake Wire Forms are very popular. They come in four sizes and are easy to decorate. They make great personalized gifts as well. I will be doing a series of blog posts about all the different uses for these forms.
With Halloween just a few days away, these forms make great supports for spiderwebs.
I chose the 9" forms for my spiderwebs. The 4mm Preciosa Bicone Crystals are black and orange. Of course, I chose SpiderWire to string the web.
First I strung the crystals, alternating between orange and black on the "spine" of the web.
Then I began stringing silver lined Miyuki 15/0 Rocialles to make a sparkly web, adding a crystal here and there.
Here is the finished web.
Halloween is not the only spiderweb occasion - remember the Christmas Spider?
This time I chose the 3.75" Snowflake Form to make Christmas spiderwebs to decorate my tree.
I used Miyuki 15/0 Silver Lined Delicas to make the delicate web. I like to use the silver lined Delicas instead of silver ones, since they stay shiny and do not have any tarnish or fade issues. I decorated the spine of the web with 4mm Bicone Crystals and Miyuki 11/0 Rocailles.
Here is a close up of the details on the spine of the web. The Rocailles are silver lined matte and have a rich glow.
The 3.75" forms come with 8 in each package, so there are enough to do a set of Christmas Spiderwebs to decorate your tree, or to give as a hand made gift.
Now on to Part 2 ~ Snowflake Suncatchers......