Beaded Jewel Spider - Merlin
Beaded spider handmade by Love Gorgeous owner Gabi Innocent. Each of these pretty little spiders is a one-off. They make lovely unusual Christmas decorations and are a great gift for arachnophiles, or prank gifts for arachnophobes.
Spiders are considered lucky and even thought to have been the inspiration for tinsel decoration for Christmas, courtesy of the legend of the Christmas spider. Spiders can come with a little card explaining the story of the Christmas spider, interpreted in my poem below.
Merlin is made using a grey Tibetan clay bead with silver decoration and sparkles for the body, silver alloy and crystal bead for the head, silver coloured alloy beadcaps and bead, a clear And a charcoal crystal rondelle. The legs are silver and charcoal with semi opaque iridescent grey AB coated facetted crystals.
The Legend of the Christmas Spider
Once upon a time at Christmas...
A poor family down on their knees
Went to the forest to cut one of its trees
With no money for decorations to spare
The tree would sadly have to stay looking bare
But a little spider had hitched a ride
And tried his best to stay out of sight
When up went the tree the spider began
spinning a web, back and forth he ran
Come morn the sun made the silken strands shine
Shimmering in shades of Silver and Gold oh so fine
The family on waking looked on in awe
Not believing what their weary eyes saw
They felt oh so blessed and realisation struck
From then on they would only have good luck
©️ Gabi Innocent