Spiders on crazy quilts traditionally mean good luck. I was poking about the net and found some instructions on how to make wired spiders that look like they would sit in the top corner of a crazy quilt and be right at home.
I discovered this great tutorial written by Shawkl which uses 2 beads for the body and has the legs emerging from the middle.
This video demonstrates how to make a beaded spider using wire, glass seed beads, bugle beads and one large bead. Thanks goes to Kay Shaltha Whitlow who filmed and demonstrated the technique.
Also there is a full round up of tutorials online on how to make wire and bead spiders presented in the Beading Gems Journal
These are a great way to use up larger beads that are odd which I seam to accumilate. If there are two often I can use them in ear rings but a large single bead can pose a challenge.