Fashion is heading in a more natural direction. Organic clothing is on the up and up, as well as feathers, fur, fringe, crochet, and anything with an earthy feel. To get in touch with your inner flower child, try making and wearing these DIY Dreamcatcher jewelry pieces.
- 1 or 2 small metal rings
- Black or colored suede cord, ribbon, leather, or fabric (unless making the earring style, which requires no wrapping)
- White linen cord (approx 1 yard)
Directions (pictures by Burn Out Brite):
Begin by taking your suede cord and wrapping it tightly around your metal ring. Secure it in place with a paperclip, leaving roughly an inch of suede loose to later make a knot. Continue wrapping until you reach the end and tie a double knot. If you’re doing the earring style, skip this step.
Tie the white linen cord as close to the suede knot as possible. Begin moving the linen cord in a clockwise motion, tying knots every inch or so around the metal ring.
Once you’ve gone around the entire ring, make your next loop stitch in the middle of your first white linen cord stitch.
Keep moving clockwise, finishing a row and beginning a new one until you reach the very middle of the dreamcatcher.
Add a bead and tie off the knot.
Tie a long piece of suede to the top of your dreamcatcher for a necklace or add charms and a metal bracelet. For the earring style (however, earrings can be made in the suede wrapped style, as well), wrap the white linen cord directly around the metal ring, securing with glue. Attach an earring hook to the top and metal charms along the bottom as well as feathers. You will need needle nose pliers, additional beads, metal chain, and crimping beads. Enjoy!
Lizzy is a Merchandise Product Development major at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising L.A. She is highly influenced by J. Crew, Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors and hopes to one day be designing and marketing fantastic fashions just like her icons.
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