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Here's the two dream catchers I've made. I want to make an "elemental" set (just the 4 basic elements). So here's Earth and Fire.

The first on the left (and first dream catcher I've ever made, EVER) is an Earth one. The frame is made of a willow branch (thus this is VERY fragile, and that's why it doesn't have a perfectly circular shape), and is wrapped in green with green beads. The two feathers are mallard duck, I believe. That or Canadian goose...I dunno, I got them from near my house. There's also a clear I think glass thingy that I thought was neat and reminded me of a leaf at the bottom middle (the shiny thing) replacing a feather, proceeded by a string of odd green beads, lol. I'm not so proud of this one. The twine is way too loose, so it's not so appealing. But, err, let's just pretend it's to go with the natural pull of the earth's gravity, to let nature make the beauty....or something like that, lol. I like the little leaf beads though, and how easily these feathers went on.

The one on the right, of course, is the second dream catcher I've made and is fire. I like the quality of this one much much more. It's got a metal ring for the frame, so it's durable and could stand me tugging on it a lot to wrap everything nice and tight ^_^ It's got some neat cats eye beads (one small, the rest medium sized) on it, and these weird red plastic beads. It's also got what I think are dyed chicken feathers :shrug: I have no idea, I got them from some artsy weird thing, and kinda ripped them off of it, haha. These feathers don't look as nice how I did 'em, but they were a pain in the butt! But on a side note, I did the twine on this one much tighter so it's way better in that aspect. In the middle there's another plastic bead and another glass thingamaboby. My brother says it's corny, but ya know what, I like it!

LONG DESCRIPTION, SORRY!

Next I'll prolly do Wind. Do you guys like these? Could I make monies off of 'em? Sorry for the picture quality: I am NOT a photographer!

Supplies: Ring, Willow Branch, Beads, Dyed Leather, Twine, & Feathers.
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alaska-is-a-husky Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Very nice work, you could definitely sell these :)

Wish I knew how to do stuff like this...
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wolfforce58 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Thank you very much!

Lol, and it's actually not that hard. I just Google searched "how to make a dream catcher" and learned from some site, lol (gotta love the internet!).
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alaska-is-a-husky Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
I'll have to try that sometime, thanks :)
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wolfforce58 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Haha, my only advise is to keep the cord you're using for the web tight. My first dream catcher I didn't know that and it's kinda..bleh, lol.
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Twilightwind Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Student Writer
They are beautiful! I love the glass thingies on both of thems! Where did you get the glass thingy on the earth one? It has such a unique shape....and I love the way the twine looks on the fire one. It's so intricate. Good job!

YES SELL THEMS!!! they are so pretty.....I mean keep the good ones and sell the bad ones lol
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wolfforce58 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
Thank you! I got all of the stuffs (well, not the feathers or the willow branch for the earth one's frame) from a craft store...umm...Ben Franklins I believe. ^_^

Lol, I'd probably sell all the ones I make (if I'd just make enough...so lazy...) if people would buy them...lol Unless they were really unique....like if I ever made that skunk skull one (otherwise it'd cost a ton, lol).
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Twilightwind Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Student Writer
oh i sees. We no have that crafts store. The only ones we have are hobby lobby and micheal's.

I'd buy one but i have no monies...v.v you should do like custom order but make it cost a lots.
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wolfforce58 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
Ah...Michael's is pretty good too though. I luff Ben Franklins, haha, it's closer.

Haha, I'm actually really, really tempted to just make you one. I'm making one for someone else right now, they just sent me tons of stuffs to use on theirs and other dream catchers. If you have an idea of what you'd like, I'd totally make one for you; especially if you had any charms or anything you'd want to send over to be on it. I wanna do custom order ones...but then I'd need a definite list of things I can and can't put on them, lol.
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Twilightwind Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Student Writer
lol all hobby stores are so expensive. both of ours are far...v.v If I ever get back into necklace making, I'm going to buy (different colored) crystal beads and clear crystal quartz pendants and start making chakra necklaces. :dance:

omg that'd be so awesome! I'd truly appreciate it. I don't know what I'd want on it tho. If I ever think of something I'll let ya know! :D Thankies!
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wolfforce58 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Ah, bummer. And yeah....expensive, lol. Our closer one is only like 25 mins away, so pretty nice. The Michael's is more like 45 mins away...so not too bad, but still...Ohh, you totally should! I wanna see you make some necklaces! lol Chakra necklaces are cool. (my friend and I wanted to get this one once, but it was SO expensive O-O)

HOLY CARP! I just saw a squirrel run across my yard like 5 feet away from my door, lol. My doggy ain't doin' his job! lol Sorry, random.

Lol, k, if you ever get an idea, either note me or..umm....just send a comment to my main page or somethin', lol. I've got a couple raccoon skulls that need cleaning right now that maybe I could get into a dream catcher (since they aren't too much bigger than a skunk's). But I'd need to know what size ring (small, medium, large, or "holy crud, how big is tat thing?!" lol...umm...in my gallery the star one and Zhon's dream catchers are smalls, the two "elemental" dream catchers are mediums. I dunno the dimensions of the small, but the medium's diameter is about 8 inches.), or if you'd want a willow-branch ring (WAY more brittle, and won't be a perfect circle), what color ring (for leather wrapping...currently I only have green, red, blue, a white-grey, and maybe mismatched browns), what kind/colored beads you'd want in the web (IF you have a preference that is...or you could just tell me your favorite colors and such), if you'd want any special charms (or if you have one you want to send to me, that'd be great!), if you'd want any dead animal extras, lol (ask for whatever you want, and I'll tell you if it's possible), and what kind/color feathers you'd want.

Though you can also be really vague. Morokko just said that she likes the colors black and red, and wolves and ravens. So yeah...but it's all your choice, and more defined will get it closer to how you want (well...maybe, lol).
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Twilightwind Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Student Writer
lol I will but only once I get money. the beads are expensive....and the beads are just going to be generically colored crystal beads. The ones used in true chakra necklaces are like real stones. They sure are pretty though. I'd totally want one!

lmao squirrels are cute tho! OMG! One time we had a mouse infestation and we could here them chopping away in the walls...

lol ok then. Thankies! I'm bound to want blue/silvery, probably medium. blue and clear beads and probably black feathers with the tips.....blue (if possible)? and no animal extras....if I could get any charms..I'd probably buy some pendant on the internet and send it to you. lol but not right nows...lol when I feels like I wanty one I shall tells you but for right now I is good. :D Thankies I truly appreciate!

i just saw a show.....a mouse grew an ear on its back...*cringe*
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wolfforce58 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Ah, cool! Yeah..darn those real stones being so pricey, lol, otherwise I'd have a sweet chakra necklace right now, haha.

Oh wow! That must have been interesting. That's when it's time to release the cats! lol

Haha, okies. Silvery blue....silver and blue...all cool, lol. After I finish the dream catcher I'm giving to someone else now I'm hoping to finish those "elemental" dream catchers and do the "wind" and "water" one...then you can see what kinda beads I have that are blue and clear-ish. But let me know when ya want one ^_^

Aww, creepy!
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EspoirVrai Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
Looks great, how did you get the beads on the wax twine (you used wax twine right? -uses wax twine to make life a weee bit easier lol-)

OH RIGHT, COMMENT << >> I SWEAR I DIDN'T FORGET -cough cough-
Great job, and your twine doesn't look loose on either of them, -can't tell at all- AND YESH, you should sell them, keep your favs for yourself, and sell the rest lols...makes teh moniez :D
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wolfforce58 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
Just some great super-glue, lol. Gotta love that stuff...but yeah, wax twine (so annoying, the feeling on your hands though).

Haha, smooth. On the green one it is very loose though, especially in the middle. Lol, ok, monies for me! I think it'd be neat to do commissions on these, but it'd be hard to find people to sell to, especially now-a-days with economy here how it is and all.
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EspoirVrai Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
lolz
BS, teh world if full of idiots!!! tehy choose expensive clothes over their bills, and tehn blame teh government -sees it waaaaaaay to much-
and I zink you could sell them on a stand at a flea market if you take the time and monies to buy more materials XD
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wolfforce58 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
Hmm...this is true, lol. Maybe I could sell them...just depends on how good of a job I do.
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EspoirVrai Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
Righty right :D
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Zhon Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very very pretty!!!
I like the little crystal in the middle of the reddish one! :clap:

If you do commissions, what would it cost to commission you to make a fully organic one (out of a vine, leather, sinew webbing with a vertebrae, feathers, and a fang? Granted I would supply you with the ornaments/sinew/leather... not sure where to get a vine this time of year)
:D
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wolfforce58 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
Thank you!

Honestly, I dunno what it'd cost...never done a commission of anything in my life....haha, sorry...uhhh...$15? :shrug: I've got to figure that stuff out...But it'd be less if you're supplying all that stuff.

I've already got sinew and leather (well, like the leather I used to wrap the rings, so unless you'd want some other type...). Just dunno where to get some vines and would need the vertebrae, feathers (unless you just want some that I already have...mostly mallard duck, but some are neat), and definitely a fang. But that'd be neat to do, I think! If you're really truly interested talk to me via notes =)
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