7.13.2011

tiny dreamcatcher

tiny dreamcatcher

tiny dreamcatcher

Before I left Brooklyn, some of the girls (Lena, Sarkilahti, Anne) and I had one last craft night for making dreamcatchers.  They're totally addictive to make, as most good crafts are.  I encourage you to google dreamcatcher videos and make one immediately.  This kind of craft doesn't take much skill or time, and all you really need are some twigs from the yard and string and anything that can be improvised to hang from your piece.  Rocks, shells, beads, feathers, whatever.  The possibilities are endless.  See Lena's here and Sarkilahti's here.  Sarkilahti also blogged our craft night.  We were inspired by Hikaru.

You know what I like even better than dreamcatchers?  Tiny dreamcatchers.  I made one the other day for my friend.  I didn't put any beads or shells in the middle since I didn't have anything small enough, but I hung one of my Shelter Island shells from the side.  I like to keep things minimal.

22 comments:

nicole said...

I imagine that your tiny dreamcatcher would be perfect for catching those sweet little daydreams one gets when slumbering under a shady tree on a lovely summer's afternoon... beautiful!

JAIME RUGH said...

that is beautiful!
a tiny dreamcatcher is an awesome idea.

Anne said...

the blue thread looks great! i want to send you a picture of one of my latest. it was inspired by one of yours...so now we have TWO semi-matching ones!

natacha said...

so delicate, so beautiful, I love it!

ilana kohn said...

these would be so cute as ornaments come the holidays!

Talia said...

This is sooo random !! I did exactly the same thing 2 days ago and i was inspired by the same dreamcatcher :) And it Is addictive ! I can't stop thinking about the next one!

jennifer said...

I love that size, so sweet! You are getting so good at it!

Jennifer said...

Maybe it's minimalism is what makes me like this dreamcatcher... I tend to feel most of them are a bit too much!

celie said...

ahhh I love this! my dear friend is moving home to japan in a few days, I'm going to make a tiny one that she can take with her. thanks for sharing!

Anna Emilia said...

It is very beautiful. Last winter I did one and after seeing your very pretty tiny one, I did another one just today.

Always happy to see what you have done.

Summer greetings from Finland.

M said...

you should put together a kit with instructions and sell them ;)

jennifer said...

so pretty! i love dreamcatchers. i love the color combination and the single shell.

Heather said...

this is so beautiful, even more so because its so tiny and delicate!~

Sara said...

Such a lovely little dream catcher. Good for traveling!

Laura said...

This is beautiful! I've been wanting to make them and your post motivated me even more. Thanks!

comfies said...

you always write the loveliest posts!

saradowle said...

I properly fell in love with dreamcatchers after I bought a beautiful one in BC. I'm so keen to make my own now!

Johanna said...

Tiny dream catchers are adorable! I'm making one! Heck yeah.

Christy said...

Hi Jenny, saw your post on weaving and wondered if there was a weaving guild in your new location. I found the Craft Guild of Iowa City's blog and it looks like they do some neat stuff! Maybe something to check out.
http://craftguildic.blogspot.com/

Natalie of Fashion Intel said...

So sweet!

Lauren C. said...

I love this little dreamcatcher. What did you use for your circle?

jenny gordy said...

Thanks, everyone!

Lauren, I used a metal hoop from a craft store.