Web Wrapped Bat Motif by Sarah Millsop
Halloween is a time for fun and creativity when it comes to your outfits. Whether you’re enjoying a fun day in the office or trick or treating with the kids, this necklace is a good way to get involved.
You can use this motif to create jewellery, home décor, gift-wrapping, or to add some dimension to your cards and craft projects. You can have fun with the finish, maybe add beads for extra colour, glue patterned card inside your shape, or design your own motif entirely! My project is perfect for crafters of all abilities – I’ll take you through some basic techniques that you can follow and get creative with! ]
You will need:
- 1mm wire
- 0.315mm wire
- Bead for spider body
- Round-nosed pliers
- Wire cutters
- Jump rings
- Bat template [DOWNLOAD HERE!]
Start with approx. 60cm of your 1mm thick wire. Use your round-nosed pliers to create a small loop at the very tip of your wire. Use your pliers to bend and mould the wire around the template provided (or free form your own design). Hold your wire over the template and use the tip of the pliers to hold each ‘bend’. Move the wire around the tips to create a curve. You can view our step-by-step video (above) if you need guidance with this.
Complete the shape by creating a loop at the end; this will sit directly over the starting loop, to give a nice curve at the base. Trim any excess wire.
Use your thinner wire to create a web-like effect over your wire form. Cut the wire into 60-70cm lengths. Wrap the very end of the wire around an edge of your wire form; it only needs 2-3 wraps and you can trim the little excess to make a smooth edge. Randomly wrap the wire around the form by securing to opposite sides and edges and wrapping around the thicker wire to hold in place if needed. Try to keep to the form shape and not to connect outside of it. Do this as many times as you would like until you achieve the desired coverage.
Create a little spider by using a bead with a large hole. Cut smaller lengths of wire for the legs (approx. 10cm). Double the wire though the bead and trim the legs to the same size. Do this 4 times to achieve the 8 legs. Using a longer section of wire, you can suspend the spider from the bat.
I really hope you enjoy this fun crafty make!