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Clay and Crystal Dream Catcher by andromeda Clay and Crystal Dream Catcher by andromeda
I have the most awesome and wonderful blessing to be able to follow my passion and create and make things for my full time job, as well as teach classes for creating as well! Even when I am not working, creating is still my most favorite thing to do! I especially love to make something for our house or something personal for myself on the holidays when I am taking a break from orders. So this is what I made over the Thanksgiving holiday.
A crystal dream catcher to spread some rainbows over the house
I made the center piece with polymer clay and made a carved lotus flower into the clay as well as embedding 8 dichroic cabochons into the design. I put rivets into the clay so I could wire wrap it to the ring. I wrapped the ring in deer skin leather. There are 9 dangles that I wire wrapped in copper and that are filled with 33 crystals, not counting the crystal beads, and lots of gemstones too: Amethyst, Lapis, Turquoise, Green Aventurine, Peridot, Rutilated Quartz, Carnelian, and Garnet!
The clay center with the 8 petal Lotus flower represents a personal shield to myself - a promise to myself to stay true to ME, to love being ME, to love life, have fun, and always count my blessings. The crystals which make rainbows, and the rainbow colored stones represent God's promises to me. The spiral on the back (which you can't see in this photo) represents my life journey and the color (aqua/turquoise) represents my spiritual journey. Plus each one of the different gemstones also have attributes that bring more meaning for the dream catcher as well as the numbers of dangles and crystals I added, (which I won't list since this is already long enough)
It is a pretty good size, the whole dream catcher measures 20 inches long, and the diameter of the round part is just over 7 inches. It is heavy from all the lead crystals at the bottom!
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:iconkjanulis:
kjanulis Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018
This is beautiful.   How much is it?
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andromeda Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi Kjanulis, this was a personal piece, that I used crystals that my grand-mother gave me, so this one is not for sale.
I do have these two for sale though:

beadworx.com/MandalaLotusDream…  (this one is very very similar to the one I made for myself)

beadworx.com/SriYantraDreamCat…

Each are $244. Please let me know if you are interested in either of them or if you have any questions. :) (Smile) 
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Roger-The-Elfin-Soul Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
This is absolutely spectacular! You are blessed with having such talent :)
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:iconandromeda:
andromeda Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you Veter :) I really appreciate that!
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GeneralHound Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I am terrified of dream catchers it's the one thing that scares me out of all objects but this one is beautiful!
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andromeda Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you Maron! Why are you scared of dream catchers? I love them!
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GeneralHound Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The whole superstitious famous about then catching dreams and bad spirits just scares me and keeping it by your bed that's why it just scares me :) 

Plus it looks like a giant spider web so but dream catchers are extremely cool they got that web look that I love and the pretty feathers I love it
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Lil20022001 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Student Artisan Crafter
I love it! ♥
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andromeda Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you Lil, I am so glad you like it! I made one for myself even, it hangs in my window in my office :)
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pretty
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:iconandromeda:
andromeda Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you Katey :)
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome:aww:
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MermaidTalesbyJules Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is beautiful!! 
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andromeda Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you Jules! It is one that I kept for myself, I couldn't bare to part with it after I made it. There are several family members who have called dibs on it after I'm gone, LOL! I am like ok guys, I am only 44!
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MermaidTalesbyJules Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha...is it any wonder...but yes...far too early to be calling dibs! :) 
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Idozanimalzjamz Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
 In real life are you like making some of these as a job? You DEfIENITLY typo should
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andromeda Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
I am an artist full time for my job :) Though I have only ever made one like this particular one, it was very time consuming and not sure I could get the money out of what went into it, so I just kept it for myself :)
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Idozanimalzjamz Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
 Did you make this? No way this is real, it's to buetiful!
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andromeda Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:) Thank you, and yes, I really did make it.
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petia84 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it!
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andromeda Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much Petia :)
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petia84 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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astraldreamer Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful.
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andromeda Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you Jenni :)
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WyckedDreamsDesigns Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional Photographer
this is simply amazing!!!
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andromeda Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much Nyght :)
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WyckedDreamsDesigns Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional Photographer
welcome very much hun
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PeaTree-Creations Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Are you going to sell this?
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andromeda Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi Debra, Glad you like it, but no, I am keeping this one, it is already hanging in my living room. :)   I made this one kind of personal for me with some hidden messages in it for myself, plus I used up all of my antique crystals in it too. I gotta find some more of those so I can make another one :)
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Avaruusmuumi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Breathtaking!
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andromeda Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you Julia! I am glad you like it! You have some beautiful photography!
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Avaruusmuumi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure, it is stunning. Thank you as well! Huggle! +fav 
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andromeda Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:)
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MoonlightMoth Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You keep amazing me. :3
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andromeda Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much Jeanette! :)
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LyhliTheLuminescent Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow ... this is stunningly beautiful!
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andromeda Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you Lyhli! Glad you like it! You have a beautiful name!
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LyhliTheLuminescent Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a beautiful name? Why thank you!
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andromeda Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your welcome :)
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DevilEyeArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That is beautiful! I bet it is amazing in the sunlight.
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andromeda Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you Amanda, I am glad you like it, it makes so many rainbows and reflections...looks like a bunch of fairies! :)
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow:  I cannot even begin to articulate how mind-blowingly gorgeous this is.  Just.....wow.
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andromeda Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you ManitouWolf, I am so glad you like it. It makes so many rainbows and reflections...100's, it looks like little fairies all over! hehe! :)
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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RubyFiremyst Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg...absolutely breath taking!!! 
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:iconandromeda:
andromeda Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you Ruby, I really loved making this one!
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