Sunday, February 12, 2012

Dream Catcher Jewelry

I've been on a jewelry making kick lately. My latest adventures in jewelry making have been with dream catchers.
This is a bracelet that I made. I bought some vintage drapery panels at an estate sale some time back for the fabric and they still had hardware attached to them. Here's a side by side of the bracelet piece with one of the rings... sort of a before and after.
The rings are very light weight, some sort of metal. I wrapped one with aqua embroidery floss, tied it off, and placed a small drop of glue on the knot to secure it. Then using beige colored embroidery floss I did the dream catcher weaving within the ring. 
I wanted small silver feather charms to use with them, but of course, when you want to find something specific like that, you never can! (Do you experience that too, or is it just me?) I settled for small silver leaf charms and hung one from the webbing with a tiny jump ring.
The thickness of the ring itself, made attaching a jump ring an issue. I didn't have any in my jewelry finding stash the right size, but I did have a small bag of these tension clips. They were just right to clip over the ring on each side.
I dressed up the clips with two silver beads on each, attached a length of chain to each clip, and a lobster clasp to finish it off.






After making a bracelet I wanted to try a necklace, so I used the same method with a large ring sold as purse hardware. I changed up the colors a bit on it and worked some beads into the webbing since I was working with a larger ring. Here's how it turned out.
I used one of the same leaf charms. This one is quite heavy, but fine for a necklace. I used a large jump ring and a long chain on it, about 28".
Here's a picture of both for size reference. The small ones are light enough that they could be earrings, but I'm on a bit of bracelet kick these days.
My inspiration for dream catcher jewelry came from something I saw at Pinterest, but it's one of those pins that doesn't get me back to  an active website, so I'm not able to give proper credit... other than the shout out for Pinterest. But here's proof that Pinterest isn't just for pinning!


Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week :o)

7 comments:

  1. These really came out great! Looks like a fun piece of jewelry to wear...making you dreamy! ♥

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  2. Great jewelry. So glad that you linked this to Things I've Done Thursday~

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  3. These are sooo gorgeous! My daughter would adore these as she loves anything to do with Native American culture! I just adore the colors you chose and the tiny feather on the necklace!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

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  4. This is so pretty Tammy. Glad you shared it with the newbie party. I saw someone pinned it too.

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  5. That's a great idea for a bracelet!! Thanks so much for sharing at the Kiss Me I'm Irish party over at I Gotta Create!

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  6. SUPER CUTE! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity! I can't wait to see what you link up at my party tomorrow! I LOVE following you...you're so inspiring! Just a little reminder, my giveaway for 1000 free FULL color business cards ends at midnight!! Stop by and enter to wiN!

    XO, Aimee

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