Beaded Jewel Spider - Nicolas
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.
I named this spider after St Nicholas, celebrated on the 6th December, as the colours remind me so much of the Christmas period. This beautiful spider features an opulent, richly coloured Klimt inspired mosaic gold millefoile Murano glass lampwork bead for the body and goldfoil lined red Murano glass bead for the head atop an antique gold coloured bead cap. Murano glass is prized throughout the world for its craftmanship and rich, vibrant colours. Head and body are separated by a vibrant red sparkly crystal rondelle. The legs are a colourful array of vibrant red and gold seed and bugle beads, shiny black AB triangles and sparkly AB crystals.
Spiders made using Murano glass beads are more expensive as the cost of the beads is higher due to the luxury materials used and high quality craftmanship.
The Legend of f 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