Cruising through the internet I came across the Dream Catcher pendant by New Zealand designer duo D_LUXE. I loved the concept, but theirs was a little too controlled and symmetrical for my taste (makes sense since both Karie and Megan come from an architecture background). So I thought I would give it a go myself.
I used 1mm wire which I annealed and then twisted together two pieces using a vice and a hand drill. I then formed my rough circle and soldered shut – this was a complete pain because the solder kept running up the twist rather than closing my join. I used 0.4mm wire for the inside pattern (wrapping round the ugly join a few times to hide it). I found it easier to use a jig to help with the loops and just free styled the center mess.
The result? Not as perfect as the glorious D_LUXE pendant, but maybe a little more true to an actual dream catcher made from nothing more than string and patience.
Now for the sad puppy part of the story. After being so ecstatic with my handiwork (not in the least because I did not injure myself while making them) Miley Cyrus decided to enter stage left. Some baddy leaked photos of Miley half naked in the bath. How is this relevant you ask? Because she has a big freakin dream catcher tattoo on her side. Her naked side. Her naked side in the bathtub. Her naked side in the bathtub right next to her side boob.
So now all I can think of when I look at my happy pendant is Miley’s side boob. Not exactly what I was going for.