Pandahall's Free Instructions on How to Make a Beaded Dream Catcher Wall Hanging Decoration
Summary: This article is aimed at tutoring how to make a beaded dream catcher wall hanging decoration for houses. If you're interested in it, have a nice try!
This dream catcher is designed for a customer who asked for the tutorial for the dream catcher that was displayed in the craft ideas. Thanks for her advice, and I made this lovely dream catcher hanging decor! Hope it helps for all fans who love dream catcher crafts.
Materials and tools needed in making the orange and blue beaded dream catcher hanging decoration:
8mm Transparent Faceted Glass Beads
6mm Transparent Glass Beads
8mm White Glass Pearl Beads
3mm Orange Glass Seed Beads
4mm Glass Pearl Beads
2mm Glass Pearl Seed Beads
3mm Inside Blue Glass Seed Beads
10mm Yellow Glass Pearl Beads
4mm Yellow Glass Pearl Beads
1.5mm Aluminum Wire
0.5mm Copper Wire
Iron Jump Rings
Iron Eye Pins
Round Nose Plier
Long Nose Plier
Side Cutting Plier
Instructions on making the beaded dream catcher wall hanging decoration:
Step 1: Make the basic loop
1st, snip off a piece of 1.5mm aluminum wire (about 90cm), then fold it in halves and braid the wires as shown;
2nd, make a small loop in one end, and connect both ends to form a circle;
3rd, snip off a long enough piece of copper wire, thread it through a 8mm white glass pearl bead and then wrap and tight it to the aluminum wire circle ;
4th, add 8mm white glass pearl bead and wrap it to the hoop, repeat this until the aluminum wire loop's fringe is covered by pearl beads.
Step 2: Weave the patterns inside the loop
1st, snip off a piece of copper wire, thread it through a 4mm white glass pearl, a 6mm transparent glass bead, 4 glass pearl seed beads, 3 inside blue seed beads, 5 orange seed beads, 3 inside blue seed beads, 3 glass pearl seed beads and finally a 6mm transparent glass bead in sequence;
2nd, tie both ends to the loop and fix them, then thread the right copper wire in the picture backward through the 6mm transparent glass bead again;
3rd, thread the same beads in the 1st procedure through the copper wire, and tie it to another proper position of the loop;
4th, repeat the pattern until it is finished as what is shown in the picture;
5th, snip off another piece of copper wire, thread 3 glass pearl seed beads, 3 inside blue seed beads, 2 orange seed beads, a 4mm pearl beads, 2 orange seed beads, 3 inside blue seed beads and 3 pearl seed beads in sequence and tie to the middle of the pattern on first layer respectively;
6th, repeat above pattern and finish the second layer ornaments;
7th, snip off a piece of copper wire, thread it through an orange seed bead, an inside blue seed bead, a 6mm glass bead, an inside blue seed bead, an orange seed bead in sequence and through it through the 4mm pearl bead on the last pattern;
8th, repeat above pattern and finish the 3rd layer ornaments.
Step 3: Enrich the content of the dream catcher
1st, snip off a piece of copper wire, thread it thread along the 6mm glass beads and tighten up to form a circle;
2nd, thread the wire through 2 inside blue seed beads, 3 orange seed beads and 2 inside blue seed beads in sequence and then thread it through the 6mm glass bead;
3rd, thread the same beads on the next pattern, and thread the wire through the next 6mm glass beads. Repeat this on the following 3 patterns;
4th, snip off another piece of copper wire, thread it through 4 orange seed beads, and thread each end through the orange seed bead respectively;
5th, thread 4 orange seed beads again through each wire, and then through the orange seed bead respectively;
6th, trim off one wire and thread the other wire through a 10mm yellow pearl bead and tie the wire to the other corner, making it the center of the dream catcher;
7th, snip off several pieces of copper wire, and thread each through a 4mm yellow pearl bead, then place them in proper position as shown.
Step 4: String beaded tassels
1st, snip off several pieces of copper wires, and thread each through a 4mm pearl bead and wrap backward through a 6mm glass bead, a 4mm pearl bead and about 24 orange seed beads;
2nd, tie each tassel to the aluminum loop respectively;
3rd, add several inside blue seed bead tassels and pearl seed bead tassels as shown in the picture;
4th, prepare several 4cm eye pins and 7cm eye pins, thread 3 4cm eye pins through a 6mm transparent faceted glass bead respectively;
5th, thread 20 pearl seed beads through the 7cm eye pin and 13 inside blue seed beads through another 7cm eye pin;
6th, thread a 4mm pearl bead, a 8mm transparent glass bead, a 4mm pearl bead and 10 orange seed beads through a headpin;
7th, connect these 6 parts together to make a long tassel;
8th, repeat the procedure to make more tassels and tie them to the fringe of the loop.
Tada! This orange and blue beaded dream catcher is finally finished!
This beaded dream catcher is a little difficult to make since there are so many layers inside the loop and you also need to weave the patterns. However, I need to say, once you've made it out, you couldn't imagine how exciting would be after you saw the final piece! So have a nice try!