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Sleep Childe... A Catcher of Dreams
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Published: July 7, 2007
© 2007 - 2019 MajorTommy
(Edit: Formerly named "Sleep Well Childe...", but I noticed that it doesn't show up in searches for "Dream Catcher", so I changed the name slightly. After all these years, deviantART, could you please give us longer titles, already!)

This was my favorite one from my Dreamcatcher phase about 10 years or so ago.

I made many of them, but this was special for a wonderful young lady by the name of Jennifer that I knew at a coffeehouse that my brother used to manage.

She later married him, just so she could become my sister-in-law!
he he ;)

It is a double ring Dream catcher, with a single web between them.
I had made many at the time, several with the double rings.

Brass rings, deerskin, artificial sinew, feathers, beads, and an amethyst chip woven into the web.
No glue, or other fasteners of any kind, were used.

The rings are about 14" in diameter, and I think it used to have a chinchilla tail woven into the top, but it might have been lost in one of the moves...

I have always really loved this one. :D

[Edit] I just noticed something... A couple of the beads on the two tassels on the right are higher then they should be. None of the beads are glued, they are held on by the knots.
No biggie though. I'm not gonna bother with another pic, and they are easily pulled back down. :)

If you would like to see what I currently have for sale, please visit my online shop at majortommy.artfire.com :)
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IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON
Model
COOLPIX L5
Shutter Speed
10/56 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
12 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jul 7, 2007, 5:51:57 AM
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SongbirdRebel's avatar
That looks so intricate. How did you manage to weave it?
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MajorTommy|Hobbyist General Artist
The tricky part was how to put the two hoops together. (I decided on slipping one ring inside of the other, and then wrapped the intersections in leather.)
Once I got that, it's just like weaving a normal dreamcatcher, except that you weave down one side, the up the next, then down the third, then up the fourth, and continue to follow the weave. It took me two or three times to figure it out. 

It's somewhat time consuming, but not horrible, if you are experienced in making dreamcatchers.  :)
Smaller doubles are not so bad. If you try this, I'd suggest 8" or 10" rings, to start.
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bear48|Professional
nice job 
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MajorTommy|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!   :)
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Charli63's avatar
do you have instructions?? for free or reasonable price... I'm in Australia and I have many dream catchers but nothing like this double one it's awesome!!!:D (Big Grin)  
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MajorTommy|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)

I've always wanted to make tutorials for my jewelry designs, but I never really considered making one for this. Maybe I will! (Someday...)
No telling if I ever will (so don't count on it), but feel free to check back, now and then. I could get the urge to do so next week, or 10 years from now. LOL!

It is about time I started making some tutes, though.

Peace!
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d0lf1nluv3r|Hobbyist General Artist
That's incredible. Nice work!
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MajorTommy|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx!
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PirateoftheCaribbean|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how in the heck did you do that? That looks impossible.
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MajorTommy|Hobbyist General Artist
Very carefully!  ;)
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PirateoftheCaribbean|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol. I guess that's an expertise done with a lot of patience huh?
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MajorTommy|Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty much. Actually, they are not THAT much harder then a normal dream catcher, but they do take much longer to make.
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dani8809's avatar
Im just try to figure out how it is but... its simply awesome ! :)
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sakpalamey|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are those owl feathers?
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MajorTommy|Hobbyist General Artist
I do not know. I bought them many years ago. I can't remember even which store I bought them from.
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Halowing|Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty cool~~
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MajorTommy|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx! :)
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Halowing|Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome~~
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joshua527's avatar
very well done
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MajorTommy|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx! :D
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madisonjordheim|Student Artisan Crafter
This is very beautiful.
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MajorTommy|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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VegetarianCanable's avatar
I've recently been trying to make dream catchers, but have realized I have nothing at my house to make the rings ha!
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Rain-kissed-drops|Hobbyist General Artist
I've always loved dream-catchers. :heart:
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