Sunday, 23 November 2014

DIY Dream Catcher Necklace

Hi internet lovelies! Me again! Recently I've been inspired by my love for dream catchers- I have no idea why, but they're just so beautiful! So to start making a Dream Catcher necklace you will need a number of things;
~A hoop or ring of some kind; If you can't find one, make one out of wire like me!
~Embroidery thread, if you have none normal thread and string work just as well.
~A needle,
~Decorative items like beads and feathers come in handy!

If, like me, you are using wire instead of a hoop; take your wire and bend it around an everyday object (hairspray bottle, makeup bottle...etc). Use round nose pliers to slightly bend both ends into a half circle and interlock together (like a chain). Crimp, using the same pliers for strength.

To begin take your embroidery thread, and thread through your needle.

Next loop the thread over and under the circumference of your hoop. Bring the needle back through the thread that makes the first part of your dream catcher (pictured below), and pull to tighten the loop.

Continue to to this all the way around the circumference of your hoop, making the distance between each loop as even as you can.

Once you have gone all the way around, continue to do the same thing, but using the lines created just. Try to position these next loops in the centre of each of the thread lines.

After that simply continue again, until you reach the centre.

At this point you could add a bead or charm. I decided to add a pearl. Thread the bead onto your needle and secure it into place using a double knot on the back side of your dream catcher.

Your dream catcher is nearly finished! Simply add embellishments to the bottom and add jewellery components, to create your finished necklace! 

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Please comment, share and subscribe it's greatly appreciated! Sorry that there wasn't a post last weekend as I was at the Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour, and pictures should be up shortly! Keep the Creative Juices Flowing! Enjoy! ;) x

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