This dreamcatcher features natural amethyst stones in a spiral pattern across the web. This dreamcatcher is available in three sizes:
9" in diameter (shown) by approximately 20" long, including the hanger loop.
12" in diameter by approximately 27" long
15" diameter by approximately 36"
The exact length will vary depending on your feather choices.
Hand crafted in the USA.
The hoop is wrapped with deerskin in your choice of colors, (shown in purple) and it has 10 long leather streamers, which are decorated with glass crow beads and your choice of natural farm raised pheasant feathers, white or brown turkey feathers, duck feathers, goose feathers, natural chicken cocque feathers,(shown with black cocque feathers), or chicken feathers dyed in artificial colors. Long pheasant tail feathers are available for an additional fee.
Bead colors on the streamers will be chosen to compliment your choice of leather and feather colors, or you can choose your own colors by leaving a comment in the comment box of your order form. We have all the glass crow bead colors shown in our Craft Supplies section of this catalog.
The feathers are a by-product that would have otherwise been thrown away-- no birds were killed specifically for their feathers.
Amethyst has traditionally been used as a dream stone and to help insomnia. Ancient Egyptians used amethyst to guard against guilty and fearful feelings. It has been worn as protection from self-deception, as well as a protection against witchcraft. The amethyst stone has long been used to open the spiritual and psychic centers, making it one of the power stones.
Amethyst is a gemstone often worn by healers, as it has the power to focus energy. Amethyst helps overcome fears and cravings. It also helps relieve headaches, problems in the blood and breathing problems. Amethyst keeps the air and life force in the home clean and positive. When placed in a window that receives sun most of the day amethyst is very beneficial to use in healing and to heal negativity in the home. Place Amethyst in moonlight and everyone in the home will be feeling calmer.
Please specify leather color, bead colors, and feather choices you prefer with the dropdown boxes below.
The picture shown is representative. Because each dream catcher is hand made especially for you, there may be slight variations. This is a hand made item, so allow two weeks for production time, plus shipping time.
This item can be shipped internationally.However, some countries have restrictions on the importation of feathers. Be sure to check with your customs office if you live outside the US. Currently, there is a $95.00 inspection fee to export pheasant feathers, so if you are outside the US, you might want to choose a different kind of feather. Feathers of any kind cannot be shipped to New Zealand. We are not responsible for items seized by customs.
We will notify international customers after your order is placed, if additional shipping charges are required.
The Dream Catcher Legend
The dream catcher comes from an Ojibwe legend. According to the legend, hanging a dream catcher near a sleeping person causes the bad dreams to be caught in the web, while the good dreams enter through the hole in the middle and drift down the feathers to the sleeping person. Then in the morning, sunlight enters through the hole to melt the bad dreams away.
The beads in a dream catcher represent bad dreams that have been caught. A dreamcatcher can be made more powerful by adding personal totems that have significance to the owner of the dream catcher, such as fur, feathers, stones, beads or claws or bits of horn from the owner's totem animals.