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Dreamcatchers anyone?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Mary Of Exeter, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's some tiny ones I've made:
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    They're fun to make [​IMG]
    It'd be even better if I could sell them, but I doubt anyone would want one. They're about the width of a bottle cap. Would probably make a nice ornament for rear view mirrors though.
     
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I make dream catchers but I haven't made the little ones in a long time. I used to make the ones that size and put key rings on them and sell them. I love yours, they are very nice.
     
  3. CalicoFarm

    CalicoFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you use for the rings?
     
  4. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooh, this would be fun for my cubscouts to do! What materials do you use?
     
  5. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    I haven't made dreamcatchers in a long long while. I once made one that was 2 foot diameter.

    materials I used were - cotton or waxed string to wrap the hoop - sinew for the webbing - feathers, beads, shells and other stuff to put in or on the webbing.

    an Ojibwa friend of mine once had me make one for his wife for Christmas - it was black and silver and had hawk feathers on it. Turned out very nice, if I do say so myself [​IMG]

    meri
     
  6. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's lots of fun and doesn't take very long at all [​IMG]
    You know those rings around plastic soda bottles, under the cap? I push those off to use, which is great because they're always around the house [​IMG] I use yarn to wrap around those rings, which the bigger the yarn/string, the less time it will take to cover it all up (plus save your hands from hurting, haha). For the star in the middle, I just use some old cotton string that we had laying around. Any string or thin yarn would make a good pattern for the center though. And of course more string, some beads, and feathers for the tail! [​IMG]


    I like the idea of making them into keychains!
     
  7. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mojo Chick'n :

    I haven't made dreamcatchers in a long long while. I once made one that was 2 foot diameter.

    materials I used were - cotton or waxed string to wrap the hoop - sinew for the webbing - feathers, beads, shells and other stuff to put in or on the webbing.

    an Ojibwa friend of mine once had me make one for his wife for Christmas - it was black and silver and had hawk feathers on it. Turned out very nice, if I do say so myself [​IMG]

    meri

    Oh wow, that's a big dreamcatcher! I have one that's probably about a foot in diameter. The hoop was made out of a wire coat hanger because I couldn't find anything else [​IMG] That was a pain in the neck to bend into a circle. Next time I make a big one, I'm finding something else to use, LOL.​
     
  8. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

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    I love dream catchers, i was going to make a really huge one for the liveing room wall, useing all the real feathers i gather from my flock and others.

    How much do you sell those at?
     
  9. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Quote:Oh wow, that's a big dreamcatcher! I have one that's probably about a foot in diameter. The hoop was made out of a wire coat hanger because I couldn't find anything else [​IMG] That was a pain in the neck to bend into a circle. Next time I make a big one, I'm finding something else to use, LOL.

    I like using embroidery hoops - the part without the screw on it - they work great. You can pick them up at yard sales quite often for cheap, too.

    that huge one took me forever to wrap the hoop with string - talk about arm cramps [​IMG]
     
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  10. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That would be pretty neat [​IMG] A great use for all the kazillion feathers that fly around at moulting time [​IMG] I couldn't imagine having to wrap string and stuff around anything bigger than what I've attempted though. Sounds painful!

    Where you asking how much I'd sell my dream catchers for, or something/someone else?

    I have yet to figure out how much I'll ask for mine. A dollar maybe. I mean, they're kinda tiny for dreamcatchers...but then again I did make them and I do take my time on each one. Hmmm. I suck at pricing my own things [​IMG] Maybe some advice from you guys?
    I think I'll go find some key rings (I'm sure I have lots of unused key chains laying around) and put them on a few new ones.
     

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