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« on: February 14, 2012 06:17:44 AM »

This is from my husband, Tla Dinuwa.

For several nights, our nieces had been having terrible dreams and were reluctant to stay in their rooms. Their father asked if we knew of anywhere or of any one who would sell him a dreamcatcher. The belief behind dreamcatchers is that the webbing catches bad dreams, but allows good dreams to flow through the center hole. Dream catchers are symbolic and represent things that are important to the maker and the customs of the people.

I chose to represent the four directions and the number seven represented in the pink and blue tear beads and the silver lined glass blue beads. Both sets of numbers are traditionally found in most Native American cultures. I felt it was a good learning tool to teach a tradition of the past to the children of tomorrow.

The hoops are harvested from wild grape vine from our back yard. They bend easily when soaked overnight in water.







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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2012 06:36:14 AM »

I love dream catchers. My father bought me on when I was very young, and it hung over my bed for many years.  My mother kept one too.  They've always been a part of my life.  These are beautiful. I love the grape vine.
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2012 06:51:59 AM »

Beautiful.  I love the Native American culture.  My daughter has a little Cherokee in her thanks to her dad.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2012 08:01:14 AM »

They are really beautiful. I'm sure they work, too.
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2012 07:43:16 AM »

These are both beautiful and very very special. I'm sure your nieces must be sleeping soundly now.
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012 12:54:39 AM »

They are great. I really like the way you combine materials from nature and beads. I have a little one my daugther made hanging in my bedroom window - I'm sure it works.
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012 04:22:57 AM »

They are great. I really like the way you combine materials from nature and beads. I have a little one my daugther made hanging in my bedroom window - I'm sure it works.

Aww, that is sweet. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2012 11:01:32 AM »

So awesome! I love dream catchers and Native American culture......You did a great job. Grin
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2012 12:37:13 PM »

I love the detailing that you did on them!
They are super pretty and special!
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2012 05:14:09 PM »

Gorgeous. I bought a similar dreamcatcher for a young friend who was scared to go to sleep because he'd been troubled by nightmares. His mom said he was so excited that he was actually looking forward to sleeping under it. Smiley
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