Colorful Spider Pendant/Sculpture
A one of a kind Spider pendant/Sculpture!
This lovely piece is crafted with a combination of Czech glass beads, Toho seed beads, glass crystals, and a fun metal bead.
I only use Stainless Steel wire to craft my pendants so that they can be posed as sculptures, hung in a Christmas tree, or worn as a statement piece!
This piece measures approximately 4 inches by 2.75 inches when posed as a pendant or hanging ornament.
This piece comes with an 18 inch stainless steel chain, which has a 2 inch extension chain, making it 20 inches at the longest.
Please select "Ornament Only" if you prefer to have it without a chain.
Pose instructions: Gently grasp the spider at the "knee" and slowly twist straight down so that the feet are now in a standing position. Try to be careful not to twist or bend it more than is necessary.
I normally pose my personal spiders as sculptures or hang them on the wall as ornaments until I am ready to wear them. They are not bent frequently to preserve the integrity of the wire.
THE LEGEND OF THE CHRISTMAS SPIDER
(A folk legend from Germany and the Ukraine)
Long ago, a gentle mother was busily cleaning the house for the most wonderful day of the year, Christmas! Not a speck of dust was left. Even the spiders had been banished from their cozy corner in the ceiling to avoid the housewife's busy cleaning. They finally fled to the farthest corner of the attic.
T'was the Christmas eve at last! The tree was decorated and waiting for the children to see it. But the poor spiders were frantic, for they could not see the tree!
The oldest and wisest spider suggested that perhaps they could peep through the crack in the door to see the beauty of the decor. They crept out of their attic, down the stairs, and across the floor. The door was open a tiny bit, and the spiders scurried into the room. Their eyes, being tiny, made it difficult to see the details of the Christmas ornaments. So they crept all over the tree, up and down, over every branch and twig and saw every one of the pretty ornaments. At last, satisfied with their exploration, they were ready to go back to sleep. But alas!! Webs were draped everywhere they had wandered on the tree. The spiders fled to the attic once more.
Santa Klaus, upon entering the room, was dismayed. He knew how hard the mother had worked to clean the house for Christmas, and he loved the little spiders. He thought the webs were charming. He knew the mother, who had trimmed the tree for the little children, would not feel the same. Santa Klaus pondered, his finger to his cheek. With a chuckle, he waved his hand at the tree. The webs all turned to sparkling, shimmering, silver and gold! Ever since that time, tinsel has graced Christmas trees. According to the legend, it has been a custom to include an ornamental spider among the branches of the tree to honor the very first Christmas Spiders.