I made this little glittery spider for @AIMR for the ongoing ornament swap. She like insects and while spiders are not technically insects, they do hang out with them quite a bit…and invite them into their webs! She is made from beads, wire, and my mom’s old jewelry. The abdomen is part of an earring and her body comes from a necklace or bracelet. Twigs from the yard and a bit of silver embroidery web.
I forgot to add that there is a legend of the Christmas Spider it is an Eastern European folktale which explains the origin of tinsel on Christmas trees. It is most prevalent in Western Ukraine, where small ornaments in the shape of a spider are traditionally a part of the Christmas decorations and bring good luck.