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Naantje
« on: February 20, 2013 02:28:23 PM »

I crafted this dreamcatcher for DeathToLems in the Steampunk for the home swap. She preferred décor and she will be moving in with her fiancé sometime in the future, so I decided that one thing a fresh marriage needs, is good dreams, and I decided to make a steampunk dreamcatcher with some old watchparts and in rich peacock colourtones.



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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2013 09:14:45 AM »

I think it's wonderful, that's what I think.
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2013 02:24:56 PM »

Beautifully done! Are those real feathers or metal?  I have been thinking of attempting to make a dream catcher--where did you learn the pattern for the string?
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2013 03:43:19 AM »

They are metal feathers, reclaimed of a cheap, ugly necklace Smiley My mother taught me the string pattern when I was fourteen, an activity she had planned for my and my friends when we went camping Smiley

It's really an easy technique, you can find instructions on youtube or elsewhere on the internet. This site has good instructions: http://www.nativetech.org/dreamcat/dreminst.html You can make them more or less symettrical by how you space the first stitches, and how many stitches you make around the edge does influence how big/small the opening at the end will be. Fewer stitches means a smaller opening, more stitches will leave you with a bigger hole in the center.

I used a metal ring which I wrapped in satin ribon in stead of using grapevine or willow though.
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2013 02:53:13 PM »

That looks great, the colours work so well together Smiley
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