A few weeks ago I had a request come in from an old friend, I won't get into the details here and now but part of the result was me making my second "spirit dream catcher. Way back in 2009 I made my first one, under similar circumstances. I had an old friend contact me and Spirit spoke to me and part of my answer to her was a dream catcher. What I didn't know either time was what would happen next...
First off I know the meaning and use of dream catchers. They are typically made of willow or grapevine branches that are soaked and were at once strung with sinew. Feather wouls hang from them and sometimes other embellishments would be added. Their purpose was to help the owner sleep. Good dreams would pass through the center while bad ones would get stuck in the webbing and in the morning they would dissipate.
I call my versions "spirit dream catchers" because they are first and foremost inspired by Spirit. I have a serious non-traditional slant to my work in general being guided by my intuition and connection to Divinity as well. For these they are made with hand (and tool)-shaped aluminum wire, strung with black hemp, and have everythng from feathers to shells to rocks (precious stones and beach rocks) adorning them. From what I've made so far they definitely each seem to have a theme that pulls through, the very first set reminded me of the 5 Wiccan elements (Spirit/Ether, Earth, Fire, Water, & Air).
Funnily enough the first versions were so popular I had an order for a full set before they were even finished (I was just finishing up the Earth one but hadn't photographed or posted it yet)! Now for those who have been following me for awhile you know I had a store, once on Etsy, and then later Artfire. I decided though that consolidating and letting the healing center focus on my services provided was better so if you want to check out the other dream catchers stop by and check out my spiritual line Faith Works in my shop Aradia's Hand.