Final Product

Phoenix Dream Catcher

Supplies

Really fine paint brush
Big eyed needle
Hot glue gun
Super Glue
Liquid gold leaf
6 red feathers
Red craft wire
5" (12.7 cm) ring
1/8" (0.3 cm) wide red suede lacing
Imitation sinew
3 red beads
Feather charm
12" (30.5 cm) gold ribbon

Instructions

Paint liquid gold leaf on to both sides of the feather shafts.

Super glue one end of the suede lacing to the ring. Wrap lacing tightly around the ring being careful not to twist the lacing. When you have the ring completely covered, cut the lacing and super glue the end to the ring.

Tie one end of the imitation sinew to ring. Thread a needle onto the other end. When wrapping the sinew, you will be spacing it 1.5" (3.8 cm) apart. Wrap the sinew front of the ring, then wrap around to the back and bring the needle though the web line you have just made (see picture). Pull the sinew tight. Continue working around the ring. The last knot will be closer to the first.

The next row is worked the same as the first by placing the knots in the middle of imitation sinew that were weaved in row 1 (see picture). Continue with the rest of the rows beading rows 2, 3 and 4. Spacing beads around the web. Work until there is a small whole left. Add feather charm to the last row and tie off.

Cut three 8" (20.3 cm) pieces of suede. Using a hot glue gun, tack two feathers together and glue the suede onto the back of the bottom feather's shaft near where the feathering begins. Repeat for the remainder of feathers. You should have three sets. Allow the glue to harden.

Using craft wire, wrap the wire around both the feather shafts and the suede starting right above where the feathering begins on the shaft and ending about 1" (2.5 cm) later.

To attach the suede that now holds the two feathers to the bottom of the dreamcatcher (make sure the feathers are hanging the way you like), loop theby slipping the loop end around the ring and over the knot (see picture). Pull tight.

Credit

© Firephoenix. Tutorial taken with permission.





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