Majestic Garden Beaded Spider Talisman
#5 in the Beaded Spiders of Elsewither Collection
Unique shimmering accessory on a hat, sweater or coat. Or hang on a Yule tree, a window or rear view mirror.
Inspired by the Yellow Garden Spider Argiope aurantia.
Stunning yellow amber gold faceted beads are used for the head and body. Black and gold glass beads form legs that are each about 3 inches long. This is an extra large spider and makes an excellent statement piece.
Silver glass beads form a loop from its head for those who would like to add a necklace cord or to hang as an ornament. A silver pin dangles from the loop so your spider may be worn as a brooch.
Each beaded spider is unique and handcrafted as a one of a kind art to wear piece.
Please Note: Its beaded legs are adjustable and can be configured to the shape you like, however the beads are fragile, not recommended for children!
Lightweight. Measures about 5 inches by 6inches depending on how you bend its legs.
Spiders were believed to be symbols of prosperity in ancient Rome. In China if one sees a spider drop from its web it is good fortune. In Native American folklore, spiders are believed to be dreamcatchers. As the weaver of the web, the spider symbolizes the spirit of creation. In several traditions, spider is also the symbol of the Divine Mother.
The Christmas Spider Legend
According to this folktale, a poor woman was cleaning her home for Christmas. As she swept her broom, spiders fled to the attic to be out of the way. On Christmas Eve night, the spiders came out for a peek and sung "Oh what a beautiful tree! Let's go help."
In the spiders' excitement, they crawled along the branches, adding their lacey webs to the tree. When Santa Claus arrived he saw how happy the spiders were with their work and he was filled with joy. He knew however that the woman would be upset to see her tree covered in spider webs, so he turned the strands to shimmering silver. The spiders thanked him and celebrated under the tree later that evening!
Gift bag included.
Created with love & a touch of magic in Salem MA by jeanie mossa