Here you go, the Dreamcatcher Tutorial
- learn how to make a dreamcatcher, Netherwings-style!
Chapter 1, explaining how to make the ring and net:
I hope you like it, I worked hard! And even more I hope that you will give it a try! Making dreamcatchers is my greatest passion, and I hope that this tutorial will inspire more people to try and, hopefully, love this craft
Now, I just want to make one thing clear.
It has come to my attention in my internet-lurking for dreamcatchers to
look at, that many people who make these with one thing in mind: to make them as authentically as possible. That means no glue, no metal rings, no fake leather and so on. I absolutely
respect this, but I have a different view.
I use metal rings because they are easier to get hold of here, and because it would take a lot to break it.
I use glue because I want my leather to stay on, my nets to hold and my feathers not to fly away. I do not feel like a sellout for that, it is just the way I do it.
I use fake leather because I don't like using the real thing for several reasons (though I did in the beginning, as I didn't know about Skai leather), and because it's easier to get hold of.
I hope others will respect my opinion on this, as I respect theirs
Another thing that laid very heavily on my heart while I was considering selling my dreamcatchers online, is that dreamcatchers originally are a Native American, Ojibwe, tradition. The internet told me that many real descendants of Native Americans are saddened by the fact that cheap dreamcatchers are mass produced and sold by people who claim to be the real thing.This is not what I do.
Making dreamcatchers is a craft that I fully devote myself to, and each and every one I make is filled with a lot of dedication and love. I have developed my own way of making them, and I sincerely hope that I offend no one by doing this.
..and that's that. If you decide to give dreamcatcher-making a try, please link your result in the comments and I will feature it!
Please enjoy the tutorial, full view or download and all that jazz, I hope you will like it!