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The Itsy Bitsy Spider and Costume Jewelry

Posted by Laurie Zeiden on

Spiders, as you probably recall from high school biology, have 8 legs and are in a class of animals called arachnids. Scorpions and ticks are also in that class but insects are not. Insects are a 6-legged class of invertebrates. 

Heidi Daus Cuff Bracelet

Betsey Johnson Cuff Bracelet

As kids, we loved spiders. We learned to recite Itsy Bitsy Spider and Little Miss Muffet. And as we got a bit older, we read Charlotte's Web. So when was it we started thinking of spiders as creepy and dangerous? Of the over 40,000 species in the world, only a handful of species are harmful to humans.

This fabulous pin was a gift from my friend Suzanne Kraekel

Spider Pin from Czechoslovakia

Pin by Hugo

Spider Pin from Austria

Unsigned Pin

Kenneth Jay Lane Pin

Silver and Turquoise Pin

Unsigned Pins

Unsigned Pin

Silver Pin from Mexico

Some spiders lay as few as two eggs at a time, but most lay about 1,000! Most species spin beds of silk resembling cocoons which they hang in hidey-holes to keep the eggs safe. Some spiders carry the newborn spiderlings on their backs as represented by these unsigned rhinestone pins.

A spider's web is made of silk. Reading about it I learned that some in the scientific community belief it to be the strongest material in nature and are working to reproduce it synthetically. 

Unsigned Pendant

Unsigned Pendant

Unsigned Pin

Silver Necklace from Mexico

Vintage Button Converted to a Pin

Silver Pin from Italy

Silver Charm Bracelet

An abandoned spider's web is called a cobweb. This last photo reminds me of an abandoned web.


Here's hoping you never acquire arachnophobia!
Click here to visit my store; there are spiders to be found there.

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