Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Legend of The Christmas Spider

A long time ago my mother gave me a precious little spider to hang on my Christmas tree. She told me there was an old German legend about the Christmas Spider. I have always hung my spider on my tree ever since.

This year I decided to make some to share with you. I recreated them with glass beads, Swarovski crystallized green eyes , a wood body painted silver and sprinkled with crystal fine glitter. They have a sweet red silk poinsettia with a tiny pearl on their back. They swing gently on a guilded silver thread.

I made these cute little gift boxes for the spiders to arrive in. They make nice little gifts for your friends too!

I also made a booklet of the Legend of the Christmas Spider that is included. I shall list them at The Wildflowerhouse Shoppe before listing on my Etsy shop.


Merry said...

For a spider they look very cute Sharon. I have never heard of a Christmas spider before.

Karen said...

While not a big spider fan they have grown on me thanks to CQ! These are adorable and I never heard of this either!

Snap said...

Sharon, these are adorable! I hadn't heard of the Christmas spider either. So many different stories and traditions about the holidays. Learn something new everyday!

Happily Retired Gal said...

Thanks for sharing the story ... it's new to me. What a marvelous way to honor this tradition.
Hugs and blessings,

Reflections of life and art said...

I was given a porcelain pickle for my Christmas Tree many years ago but I've never heard of the Christmas Spider until now....I'll have to look this story up on the net...thanks for sharing!

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