Latest Spider Creation

Marlene KindredAugust 28, 2011

Well, DH put the finishing touches on his latest spider this morning after the hurricane passed by last night. We use one of our cats for scale in the picture. He's made out of a large ceramic vase for the body, an old metal ladle for his head and a steel ball bearing cut in half.

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marylee_2010

Marlene...He is awesome! I really don't want to run into him anytime soon. Good job.

Marylee

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 4:27PM
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lizzardly

Looks like he could eat the cat! Look out kitty!

How do you attach the legs to the vase? Is there a collar of some sort involved?

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 5:42PM
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Purplemoon

Holy purple cow....he's one scary dude! You could put him out Halloween if you didn't want Trick or Treaters. LOL.
Actually he's awesome, just a bit too realistic for me to want to run into without warning.

I love how bored your cat looks!

hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 6:17PM
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Marlene Kindred

lizzardly, Glad you like her! There is a pipe fitting sized to match the neck of the vase, split in half, the legs are welded to the bottom, the head to the top half. There's a rubber cushion in between and they are held together by magic.
--the D.H.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 9:12PM
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nanatricia

That is just to cool!!!! I love it .He is so good.He should try something with a boaling ball

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 9:35PM
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sunnyca_gw

Very impressive, except apparently to the cat!! Kitty seems totally unimpressed. No catnip or toy to play with so time for a snooze! Neighboring cats may run away! DH did a wonderful job as Mr. spider is very real looking(& huge!) Nice job! Jan

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 9:45PM
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nonacook(8bFL)

Love the spider!!!
More than the cat does, I guess---

    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 1:19AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

wonderful!
Are they all big? I was thinking smaller ones would be very cool too.
Beautiful kitty.
Kathy

    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 6:31AM
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Marlene Kindred

Thanks all for the compliments! DH makes all sizes of spiders...the ones he has on Etsy are much smaller only about 15 inches from tip to tip of the legs. This one is bigger to accommodate the vase.

Ziggy...the cat, is so tame he doesn't care what we do around him. He would go home with anyone and is always in the middle of whatever we're doing. He'd been watching this spider be made, so he's definitely not afraid or impressed. ;-)

    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 10:54AM
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toomuchglass(5)

I swear I have his brother in my basement ...eeewwww
I love your spider ! Your DH sure is talented :)

    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 5:38PM
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Purplemoon

How do I find you on Etsy? Did I miss a post about that?
hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 6:11PM
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Marlene Kindred

DH's Etsy account is Garden Friends and I think if you type in garden spider, he will pop up. He's jkindred.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 9:14PM
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jeannespines

Ohhhh...I'm glad my name isn't 'Little Miss Muffet!'
Yowzers! He's one scary dude! ... but so original & unique! Congrats...to DH...good job!
TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 10:47PM
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tracey_nj6(6)

Awesome!

    Bookmark   September 8, 2011 at 3:42PM
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diggery(z8)

Ohhh, so I so want that spider!
No - I NEED that spider *smile*
You cat looks exactly like my
baby we lost a couple months ago
at the age of 13. *sniff* Her name
was 'Little Miss Muffet' and she
RULED this household.

Wish I could find someone in this
neck 'o the woods half as talented
as your hubs. I would commision him
to make me one in her honor.

TFS, made my day...bittersweet memories.

blessings,
~digger

    Bookmark   September 8, 2011 at 7:14PM
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luna_llena_feliz

I have been so tempted to buy one of John's spiders but I can't decide which one I like the best! Yikes! This one is a real beauty. I just love his wonderful creations.

It is funny how Ziggy looks so calm. It would be even more hilarious if the spider was behind him as if it were catching him unaware. I could almost hear the music from Jaws playing in the background. lol

    Bookmark   September 9, 2011 at 1:05AM
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