The Dream Catcher

The Dream Catcher

A window, covered by thick curtains

Behind these, facing out into the night, feathers and thread twine and tangle

A complicated disk of knots and taught ropes that spin together to make

A glorious pattern, passed down through the centuries.

History.

Dreams float out from the sleeper within the room,

pictures briefly make themselves seen.

The hem of a turquoise dress, spinning, spinning –

An azure ocean, no bathers in sight –

Feathery, purple-grey grass and heather, field upon field –

Quick flashes of beauty the dreamer will probably never remember.

The Dream Catcher snags these dreams before they can escape,

Reeling in its precious treasure, confining it within its woven structure.

And sometimes – on a very rainy day – the dreamer, awake and bored,

Will catch a glimpse of a dress, an ocean, a field

Strange – yet familiar.

But only sometimes.

 

– Hairy Growler

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£535

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The Dream Catcher

Dream Catcher necklace – handcrafted & recycled sterling silver coins

A key basis to Native American folklore, the Dream Catcher is a powerful talisman against ill intent from malevolent spirits. Traditionally made from a willow hoop and loosely woven yarn, with feathers and beads dangling down, this talisman was hung over children to protect them from evil dreams. It filtered out bad dreams through the window, and caught good dreams to let them slide down onto the sleeping person.

My little silver version works much the same; it filters out and protects agains ill wishers’ thoughts and auras, while enhancing good thoughts and feelings. The Dream Catcher is made out of a 100 year old shilling, and the feathers are also made out of sterling silver. I individually hand cut and carve each feather using traditional hand tools and age old techniques worthy of such ceremony. After this, I draw the design freehand drawn onto the sterling silver coin, then I drill several holes and cut the sections delicately away. This forms the intricate latticework of the main frame of the dream catcher. I file, smooth and finally polish the edges. The end result is a lovely, original, recycled pendant with a captivating history.

The precious stone is set in 18 ct gold and can either be an emerald, ruby or amethyst. The pendant in the image above is on a flourish chain, but looks gorgeous on a thinner finesse chain.

Each one of these coin pendants I create is different, unusual and unique. Be assured that if you order one it will look equally as lovely!

Size : 55 mm * 25 mm

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NECKLACE INFORMATION

Many of the necklace / pendant designs are complete. These designs have a sterling silver chain attached to the pendant from both sides. This design is perfect for looking in a mirror to fasten the necklace. It also makes a fabulous feature of the handmade hook catch (and star if chosen).  The necklace length you choose includes the length of the actual pendant. Do not worry about the pendant dimensions we will take care of your order. Order the necklace length you would normally wear and the necklace you receive will sit in the perfect position..

 

BRACELET INFORMATION

Extra small : approx 170 mm

Small size : approx 185 mm

Medium size : approx 195 mm

Large size : approx 210 mm (good size if you want a looser dangly medium fit)

XL size approx 225 mm (includes an extra link; i.e. another lovely flower, butterfly, bird, etc section custom made)

XXL size approx 250 mm ((includes an extra two links; i.e. another couple of lovely flower, butterfly, bird, etc sections custom made)

Ring Sizes.

A local jeweller will happily provide you the ring size you require for the desired finger you wish to adorn! Its a quick, easy, simple process we all offer!However if you are buying a surprise gift please fee free to download this simple ring size guide to help.

Silver Chain lengths size guide

Silver chain lengths are many and various.  Mostly it comes down to two factors your size and individual style.  These will determine whats going to suit you at the times you are wearing it.  Click the link to see a guide of the most popular sizes and how they look, comparatively.