Retired - Yuletide Dream Catcher Ornament

PROJECT C8000
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
This ornament combines indigenous and contemporary elements to create a meaningful emblem with nature inspired embellishments and holiday accent colors.
Instructions
The hoop measures 2.5 inches in diameter, and the finished project hangs approximately 7 inches when strung from a 2 inch ribbon loop.
  1. Please watch the video: How to Make a Dream Catcher Hoop. In this video, you will learn how to wire wrap your hoop, cover it with faux suede, and weave the inner webbing of the dream catcher. You can follow along with my instructions below, or create your own variation.
  2. Using heavy gauge wire cutters, cut 8 inches of 16 gauge wire. Form a circle measuring 2.5 inches in diameter. Close the hoop by bringing the two ends of wire together and making a wrapped wire loop.
  3. Next, cut 3 feet of faux suede and wrap it all the way around the hoop as shown in the video.
  4. Using scissors, cut 4 feet of size 18 S-Lon cord and begin weaving the webbing inside the hoop as shown in the video. As you're working, be sure to add glue to all your S-Lon knots for security.
  5. Once you start the second layer of the weave, begin to add one green bead and one gold bead to each of 8 sections of the web moving inward.
  6. Once you start the fourth layer of the weave, begin to add one carnelian bead to each of 4 sections of the web moving inward.
  7. Complete the final fifth layer of the weave, and tie it off with a square knot. Be sure to add glue to your end knot for security.
  8. Once your dream catcher hoop and webbing are complete, please watch the video: How to Embellish a Dream Catcher Hoop. In this video, you will see suggestions for decorating your hoop with ribbons, charms, and stone beads. Follow the instructions below (please see photo for reference), or create your own variation.
  9. Using scissors, cut five 6 inch lengths of S-Lon cord.
  10. Onto your first length of cord, string on one quartz spear, tie an overhand knot, and then string on two gold beads and one green bead. Tie the other end of the cord onto the left side of the hoop 1 inch up from the bottom center of the hoop.
  11. Onto your second length of cord, string on the feather charm, tie an overhand knot, and then string on one gold bead and one green bead. Tie the other end of the cord onto the left side of the hoop 0.5 inch up from the bottom center of the hoop.
  12. Onto your third length of cord, string on one quartz spear, tie an overhand knot, and then string on one wood bead, one green bead, one gold bead, and one carnelian bead. Tie the other end of the cord onto bottom center of the hoop.
  13. Onto your fourth length of cord, string on the dragonfly charm, tie an overhand knot, and then string on one carnelian bead, one green bead, one wood bead, and one gold bead. Tie the other end of the cord onto the right side of the hoop 0.5 inch up from the bottom center of the hoop.
  14. Onto your fifth length of cord, string on one quartz spear, tie an overhand knot, and then string on two green beads and one gold bead.
  15. Next, cut 4 three inch lengths of ribbon and tie them to the hoop between each length of strung dangles (please see photo for reference) using a larks head knot.
  16. Finally, cut a 3 inch length of ribbon and loop it through the top wire wrap of your dream catcher, and tie it off with an overhand knot.
This project uses winter-themed elements, but feel free to incorporate your choice of colors and charms.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-4622 - BeadSmith Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Vanilla (77 Yard Spool)
    Project uses 4 Feet. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-4400 - Beadsmith Silver Plated Copper German Bead Wire Craft Wire 16 Gauge/1.2mm (3 Meters / 9.8 Feet)
    Project uses 8 Inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-43102 - Beadsmith Medium Brown Faux Leather Suede Beading Cord 9Ft (3 Yd) Spool
    Project uses 3 Feet. You will need 1 package.

  • JSH-0024 - Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 37 'Silver Lined Olivine' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 13 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SPCA-34 - Red Carnelian Multi-Colored Gemstone 4mm Round Beads /15 Inch Strand
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SPQR-08007 - Crystal Quartz Gemstones, Rough Point Pendants 17-38mm, 10 Pieces, Frosted Clear
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-0060 - Round Wood Beads Brown 6-6.5mm /16 Inch Strand
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1001 - G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-48212 - On The Surface Embellishments For The Fiber Artist - Fine Wine Red Mix (24 Yd)
    Project uses 15 Inches. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5098 - TierraCast Fine Silver Plated Pewter Large Feather Charm 29.5mm x1
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5012 - TierraCast Fine Silver Plated Pewter Dragonfly Charm 21mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-33200 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 3mm Round Matte Metallic Gold (50)
    Project uses 13 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-0033 - Wubbers Classic Series Chain Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5603 - CHP Milano Heavy Duty Flush Cutter - Cuts Up To 2.5mm Copper Wire
  • XTL-5670 - Wubbers Classic Series Narrow Flat Nose Duckbill Pliers - 3mm Wide Jaws
  • XTL-6090 - Beadsmith Wire Whacker - Wire Hardening For Wire Wrapping - Whack It!
  • XTL-0247 - Eurotool Hammer Rubber Mallet For Metal Smithing - 8 Ounces
Additional Information
Theme Winter
Ingredients XCR-4622, WCR-4400, XCR-43102, JSH-0024, SPCA-34, SPQR-08007, BWD-0060, XTL-1001, XCR-48212, PND-5098, PND-5012, BCP-33200,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size #18 Twisted Nylon - Vanilla (77 Yard Spool)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bobbin.
$4.05 / Package | SKU: XCR-4622
Beadsmith Silver Plated Copper German Bead Wire Craft Wire 16 Gauge/1.2mm (3 Meters / 9.8 Feet)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Coil.
$5.25 / Package | SKU: WCR-4400
Beadsmith Medium Brown Faux Leather Suede Beading Cord 9Ft (3 Yd) Spool
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.49 / Package | SKU: XCR-43102
Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 37 'Silver Lined Olivine' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.59 / Package | SKU: JSH-0024
Red Carnelian Multi-Colored Gemstone 4mm Round Beads /14.75 Inch Strand
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$2.77 / Package | SKU: SPCA-34
G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$6.39 / Package | SKU: XTL-1001
TierraCast Fine Silver Plated Pewter Large Feather Charm 29.5mm x1
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.65 / Package | SKU: PND-5098
TierraCast Fine Silver Plated Pewter Dragonfly Charm 21mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: PND-5012
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 3mm Round Matte Metallic Gold (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.19 / Package | SKU: BCP-33200
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Wubbers Classic Series Chain Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Eurotool Hammer Rubber Mallet For Metal Smithing - 8 Ounces

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