Little Black Widow

Marlene KindredJune 20, 2011

DH has been working off some steam today, so he decided to make a Black Widow spider. He used a glass bottle and painted the inside of the bottle black for the body. He's thinking he might like to make these to sell since they are a manageable size...about 12 inches across at the widest part of the legs. The body could be painted any color or to order. What do you think? Think they are sellable? And anyone have any experience with pricing something like this?

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jwahlton(9B Kisimee)

I love it. I think they would sell very well. Maybe $15-$20?

    Bookmark   June 20, 2011 at 5:15PM
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jeannespines

No idea on pricing...but this is a scary-looking widow!! I hope your DH got rid of his inhibitions on this one! LOL! Nice work! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2011 at 12:08AM
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marylee_2010

Marlene...Your DH has certainly been busy. That spider is awesome.
Marylee

    Bookmark   June 21, 2011 at 12:47AM
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sunnyca_gw

Very impressive spider! He'd be hard to miss in the garden!! Jan

    Bookmark   June 21, 2011 at 2:16AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

I love it! I want one (or 2). As much as I would LOVE to pay $20 for this spider, I think $30 to $40 would be sellable. If you have an inexpensive source of supplies, and it doesn't take much time - for $20 they would sell like hotcakes. I think it would be good to vary them a bit so people feel like they are choosing their special one.

Below is a link to a similar sized bug on etsy for $45. BTW, you can "like" things on etsy and in that way keep track of whether they sell or not. Just keep your own list of prices, cuz once its sold the price disappears. Your Dh could watch a few etsy bugs, write the prices and see if they sell to get an idea of what the market will bear.

Here is a link that might be useful: Metal bug on etsy

    Bookmark   June 21, 2011 at 8:57AM
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excessfroufrou(7)

That is scary looking, but I'm sure they would sell well. What kind of bottle is that? In my area $20.00 would be a fair price.
Frou

    Bookmark   June 21, 2011 at 10:32AM
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jwahlton(9B Kisimee)

Yes, what kind of bottle is that? And what are the legs made of and how are they attached? They are very cool

    Bookmark   June 21, 2011 at 1:01PM
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Marlene Kindred

It's a clear glass bottle with a cork stopper that I ordered online to try for a hummingbird feeder (that didn't work very well). DH spray painted it black inside. You could use any color paint. The legs are welded to a small metal plate...he used the metal wire that comes on those pesky real estate signs that litter the roads. The head and eyes are metal balls that he ordered online in bulk. Simple for him...not so simple for me since I can't weld.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2011 at 1:55PM
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oldcrafty(8)

I LUV him....$20.00 sounds a little low....and I agree...paint some differnetly. I like choosing one with character....or what ever hits me when I see it...when there is several to choose from.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2011 at 4:20PM
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sprout_wi(z4 WI)

Love your husband's spiders. I'd say $25, but make several since they will probably sell out right away. If you have a little garden display to showcase them, maybe also make a little Halloween display and get people thinking about how they can use these on their porches in the fall. They are just the right size, and Oh, SOOO Cute!!
-Sprout

    Bookmark   June 22, 2011 at 12:22PM
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caroline94535

Does she have the red "hour glass" on the underside of her abdomen?

I love your Little Black Widow!

    Bookmark   July 3, 2011 at 8:03PM
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Marlene Kindred

Yes, she does have the red hour glass...not sure he'll do that again though...it was hard to do.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2011 at 11:40AM
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toomuchglass(5)

At first I thought it was made of a Christmas tree ornament . I love it !!!!!!!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2011 at 11:33AM
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