Be creative EVERY DAY • A Challenge
I did a bit of research on dreamcatchers before creating this one. I needed to have intent as I created instead of flying by the seat of my pants. Linked here are my two research posts on Dreamcatchers and Crystals.
The step by step!
I learned from making T-shirt Necklaces, that used t-shirt material will stretch quite a bit allowing for a nice tight knot at the end of the frame wrapping.
Initially, I just wrapped three sections of the frame to bind the ends and allow the green to show through, but I didn’t like the way it looked and ended up cutting it all off and wrapping the entire thing.
I started with waxed thread but didn’t like the weight of it. Attempted silk thread but it broke half way through. And finished with a strong variegated cotton thread interspersed with glass beads. I used that strong cotton thread throughout the rest of the project.
Laying out the feathers was easy, but when it came to wrapping them together they just wouldn’t play nice. I ended up tacking them together with rubber cement, wrapping with thread, and finally wrapping in leather to finish them before the beads go on.
I used a piece of leather to hold everything in place while I
struggled worked. But the difficulties I faced while constructing this dreamcatcher somehow made me feel like it would be stronger for it.
The stones and crystals have various properties to enhance this dreamcatcher for protection from nightmares. The black stones are onyx and they absorb negative energy while the feathers guide good dreams to the sleeper. More detailed descriptions are on my research pages, Dreamcatchers & Crystals.
After completing the dreamcatcher and it’s sister medicine bag, I brought them to a Reiki Master for cleansing and charging. She found especially strong vibrations at the feathers and was pleased with the energy throughout.
Man = Charm • Plant = Lavender • Animal = Leather • Earth = Stones and Crystals