You will need
1/2 strand of 3x4mm Imperial Crystal rondelles
1 Cast Metal Hoop
3 13mm Lucite Flower
135cm 25ga Wire (we use the Artistic Brand)
1 bead hanger
1. Divide the wire into one 60cm length and three 25cm lengths.
2. Take the 60cm length of wire. Create a 2cm tail and secure the tail of wire to the rim of the hoop by wrapping the tail around until the wire is secure. Now thread the bottom loop of bead hanger and sit the bead hanger so it sits on the top of the hoop creating a bail. Secure the bead hanger by threading the wire through the bottom loop and around the rim of the hoop two or three times. Finish securing the bead hanger by wrapping the hoop three times to the right of the bead hanger.
3. Thread three 3x4mm rondelles on the wire. Gently arch them using the picture as a guide and secure to the rim of the hoop by wrapping the wire around the hoop three times. Repeat this step until the rim of the hoop is decorated with crystals. Secure the wire by wrapping around the hoop. Trim the wire and finish flushed to avoid any sharp edges.
4. Take the three strands of 25cm length of wire. Fold them in half. Place the fold on the bottom of the hoop. Secure by twisting together. Twist the strands together until it reaches approx. the half way point of the hoop. Spread the wire out into three groups of two. Now take each group of two and twist together a few times.
5. Take the group of two wires sitting on the bottom right. Separate them and on one of the strands thread one of the lucite flower beads and one rondelle bead. Sit the flower on the base of the wire. Secure by bringing the wire back around the rondelle and through the flower bead. When you flower is sitting correctly secure by twisting the two section of wire together twice. Repeat this step for the other two groups of two wires.
Note If you are using your flat nose pliers to help pull the wire though the beads work gently because if you are too harsh the wire may snap.
6. Take the group of two wires sitting on the bottom right. Separate the wires. *Create a ‘leaf’ by thread three rondelle beads on one of the wires leaving a slight gap between the base of the wire and the beads (hold it with your fingers). Now create the shape by bring the wire around and wrapping it together at the base.** Now bring the two section of wire together and twist a few times. Create a new leaf by separating the wire and taking the longer section to create a leaf (by repeating from * to **). Once you have created the leaf twist the wires together until it reaches the rim of the hoop. Secure the ends by wrapping around the rim of the hoop. Trim the wire and finish flushed. Repeat this step for the other two groups of two wires using the picture as a placement guide.
50cm Stretch Magic Elastic
11 15mm ConnectorSettings
11 15mm Cabochons
1. Cut your elastic in 2 x 25cm sections. Prepare the elastic by gently pulling on the cord, stretching it out several times. This will ensure your elastic cord will not stretch out immediately and will be durable. The stretch causes the cord to “give” and take out some extra stretch to be stronger and prevent slack.
3. Take one 25cm section of elastic and thread the top holes of the eleven connector setting. Take the second section of 25cm elastic and thread the bottom holes of the eleven connector setting. Follow the instruction on the right to tie the knot in the stretch magic. Allow the glue to dry before trimming the ends.
4. Glue the cabochons to the frames making sure that the cabochons sit in the centre of the frame.
1. Divide the 22ga into three 15cm sections. Divide the 26ga (the thinner wire) into three 15cm sections and one 10cm section.
2. Take one 15cm length of 22ga wire (the thicker wire) and fold it approximately half way making one section of wire 2cm longer than the other. Place the hoop so it sits in the fold. Now twist the longer section of wire around the hoop twice to secure the wire. Repeat this step with the other two length of 22ga wire.
3. Bring all the sections of wire together and secure by twisting around twice – right at the base. Now spread the wire out creating the “radius threads” base of the web. Use the picture as a guide. Finish by securing the ends of the wire to the ring by wrapping the end of the wire to the frame. Trim if need to finish and use your flat-nose pliers to finish the ends of the wire flushed.
4. Start to spin the thread (or the wire in this case). Take one 15cm length of 26ga wire. Create a 2cm tail and secure the wire to the top of the hoop just under the left hand side of the centre of the web by wrapping the tail around (use picture as a guide). Make sure the wire sits on the top side of the pendant. *Now bring the wire around to the closest radius thread and start bringing the wire under making sure the top lies flat. When the wire is flat, wrap around the radius thread and bring the wire back to the top.** Repeat from * to ** making your way around to the other side of hoop. Once you have reached the other side finish by securing to the ring by wrapping the end of the wire to the frame. Trim if need to finish the wire flushed.
5. You are going to repeat step 4 two more times creating another two section of the web. Use the picture as a guide.
6. Glue the rhinestone to the spider charm. Take the last 10cm section of wire. Create a 2cm tail and secure the wire to the top of the ring (on the right of the centre of the web) by wrapping the tail around. Take the charm and thread on the open end of the wire when you are happy with the position secure it to the hoop by wrapping the wire twice through the top loop of the charm and the hoop. Finish by securing to the hoop by wrapping the end of the wire to the frame. Trim if need to finish the wire flushed.