I wanted a really great necklace to wear with my Halloween costume. We had 3 Halloween gigs with our band and I had an Elvira costume. I searched around the internet and decided that I could make a spider necklace.
This spider was my first attempt. I love the way it turned out.
And, so I made earrings to match. My daughter had to fly (as a flight attendant) on Halloween and so I gave this set to her. She said she got lots of compliments.
None of my beads were big enough for what I had in mind. So.....I went through my stash of old jewelry.
I had loads of earrings from the 80's and I picked an earring from this pile and took it apart. This spider necklace has 2 parts of one earring. How did I ever wear them that big? I actually made this twice. I felt that the wire gauge wasn't strong enough to hold the shape in the legs. And, that's so important.
It turned out just the way I wanted it. It was HUGE!! And, it kept it's shape the whole weekend!
Here's the final result...hubby and me in our costumes. We had a terrific weekend of FUN. You can read all about it on my other blog: http://www.stephaniesbandblog.blogspot.com
Oh...one more thing...I must point out the fabulous spider ring that my dear daughter bought for me on one of her trips! It was perfect!