Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Return of The Christmas Spider


Don't let the title scare you...when I read it I had to laugh...

  Last year I made these little spiders and they sold out.

I  have been asked to make more ,so I did and where you can

find them is listed at the bottom of this post.

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 gilded 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 story of the Legend of the Christmas Spider that is included. I sell them in batches of three as they don't like to travel alone! I shall list them at The
Wildflowerhouse Shoppe, my Etsy and my ArtFire shop.

12 comments:

Merry said...

I so love these spiders Sharon....they would look so lovely dangling on the tree.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I have a little Christmas spider. I received it from a friend. Before that I had never heard the legend. Your spider is very sweet. Connie

Snap said...

I love my little spider!!!! Gave the others away.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

So darling!
Now I need to google the legend and see what it is. :-)

Hugs,
Anne

Tammie said...

you really are wonderfully creative!

Judy S. said...

You've sure been busy lately, Sharon. Must say that your spiders are a big improvement on the real ones that are everywhere at the moment! I love that legend.

Terri Kahrs said...

I've never heard of this legend before, Sharon - how delightful! Your Christmas spiders are enchanting! Hugs, Terri xoxoxo

The House Of Genista said...

I've never heard of this legend before either but it is delightful! I have a phobia about real spiders BUT I lust love these!
Hugs
Hillary

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Sharon
These spiders are so sweet - I have never heard of the legend.
Hope all is well in your garden and that you have no unwelcome intruders lately!
Hugs Suzy

To Mommies and Beyond said...

Adorable Christmas Spider. I am interested in learning about the legend. I am a follower. please visit me @ www.mommiesandbeyond.com

beth said...

I love your sweet spiders. Hope dh is better now. Please drink the Rooibus tea, all winter long. It will boost your immune system to help fight off these awlfull dreadful bugs out there. Stay well my friend. And thanks for the visit.

warm hugs,
beth

FILIGREE MOON said...

Hi Sharon! Thanks for your sweet comment today. Scary about that bear at your place. Usually I feel the same way about spiders...this one that you have created is super cute though! Such a fun post. As for the poster of the bear on my blog, that came from the Duke University images website. You are free to grab it off my blog or have even more fun at the Duke images site, i.e. vintage advertising, store ads, etc. Have a great week! ~~ Angela