Intro: Turn a Bangle Into a Dreamcatcher
This idea spun off my last my tutorial with bangles. I like when one item has many uses. Dreamcatchers are beautiful and make wonderful gifts to loved ones.These can be made in a variety of colors.
For information on Traditional Native American Dreamcatchers go here.
Step 1: Supplies
1 Wrapped Bangle, Learn how to make one here
String or thread
Small Wooden Bead
Large Wooden Beads
Step 2: Starting Off
Cut about 6 feet of thread, its better to have too much, rather than too little. Make a slip not and attach it to the Bangle.
MOST IMPORTANT STEP FROM THIS POINT!!!!
Happy and caring thoughts! Make the dreamcatcher with love.
Step 3: The Stitch
The stitch is very simple. Loop around the bangle making a hole and then go back though pass the string through that hole. Continue all the way around with each stitch about an inch apart, the last stitch meeting back up with your starting point should be a half inch away.
Starting the interior stitches, go to the middle of each stitch and create the same knot and continue to move inward.
Step 4: Stuck in the Middle
When you reach the middle. add a bead and tie off. Then with the excess thread tie another bead and trim off extra thread.
Step 5: Feathers
Take feathers and add some glue to the ends of them. Then slip into the Large bead hanging from the middle. Wipe the excess off carefully.
Step 6: More Plumage
Next tie a few strands of string to the bottom and add more feathers and beads. this part is more up to you as how much or how little you add.
Step 7: Attach a Loop and Finish!
Once you have decorated your dreamcatcher make sure you attach a loop to hang it from and your done!