catch all your sweet dreams :)
Let me just clear up anything you might be wondering about the items needed- the green twisty wire is optional, I just use it to strengthen the circle shape before I cover it in the embroidery thread.
Also, traditionally, dream catchers are generally wrapped in suede or leather, but I use embroidery thread and it looks fine :)
I made a necklace first then got the urge to make earrings.... the necklace I made without beading wire, and used beading wire for the earrings.
The whole thing was inspired by the dream catcher necklace that Sean Foreman, from 3OH!3, wears a lot, and a similar one worn by Jakub Andrew from HeyHiHello wears in a few of the videos on their YouTube channel. I loved them so I decided I'd make one :)
Link to the music video where you can see the necklace on the cute one singing, Jakub :)
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This is the green garden wire I used. Its very flexible. As an alternative to step one, if you don't have beading wire, you can twist this into a circular shape and then get it into some kind of similar state to step four if you are using beading wire. (if that makes any sense?!) This was how I made the necklace.
This is when you start to make the webbed part of the dream catcher and its really easy. Like you can see in the picture, first tie a long piece of yarn in any colour you like to the top of the frame.
Then loosely loop it around another area of the frame (you want to keep them roughly the same distance apart all the way round, mine were about 2-3cm)and pass the string over the top to the loop you made.
Simply pull that quite tight -but not too tight- and you've done the first stitch. Repeat that all the way around the frame.
Then its up to you whether or not to add the little tails on the dream catchers like I did on my necklace using yet more yarn in the same colour as the web, and threading on more beads and if you like some feathers (though I didn't have any.
If you are making a necklace, I made a strap by braiding a long section of yarn and knotting it onto the the top of the dream catcher, but you could use ribbon or a chain if you like.