In this instruction you will learn how to make a dreamcatcher!
This specific instruction will teach you how to make a dreamcatcher and how to adapt them to be used as earrings! But they can just as easel be made to a necklace or a regular dreamcatcher! :)
You will need:
- Metal Ring of your liking (base)
- 4 Smaller rings per earring
- Earring hangers
- 3 Feathers per earring
- String (thicker then for sewing)
- Glue (if your like.. not used in this tutorial but can make the process easier..)
Step 1: Base
Start of by cutting of a long piece of string. Longer then you often think is needed! I went two turns around the base ring with the string in this instruction..
Then tie the string to the larger base ring and start wrapping/spin the string around the ring. We want to cover the metal.. Not needed if you like the metal ring as it is!
After ever 10 loops of string around the ring make a regular knot to help preventing the string to untie it self, and help the design to be tight and neat! At the same time turn the covered part so the string get tighten around the ring helping the design to be even tighter! :)
When you reach a suitable place for one of the 3 smaller rings (where you will attach the feathers in), lay the smaller ring in front of the base ring and tie the smaller ring into place with three regular knots. Do this for all three rings.
After I had covered the whole base ring I went a another turn with string, this time less tightening to get the structure of the string.
Step 2: Inside
The inside structure is the most fun part!
Tie the string at a suitable place and keep making knots at the base ring in a equal distance. Somewhere between 6 - 10 should be fine! But it depends of the size of the base ring!
After you made a full turn start making knots in the middle of the untied string pieces between the knots... (Well.. In guess you might need to take a look at the pictures!) :)
Keep doing this until your bead/pearl fits in the centre hole. Let the string pas true the bead and tie the sting with a double knot at the other side!
Step 3: Finishing
Add the feathers and earhooks tot he rings and your done with your new DIY dreamcatcher earrings! :)
Step 4: Watch This! :)
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