13 September 2015

dreamcatcher.

pendant via Uncommon Goods, slip Therese Rawsthorne

I must admit that I may have gotten a bit lost on the Uncommon Goods' website. It's a bit like Etsy in that you can pretty much find anything you want and when you purchase, you know your money will go towards supporting local artists. Everything has a story which is really cool. This dreamcatcher necklace for example is handmade in Canada by a jewellery-smith named Justine Brooks. The hoop is cast from an actual willow twig, giving it a lifelike texture. This stems from when the Ojibwe people first began making dreamcatchers using a willow branch hoop woven with spiderweb-like cords, which they then hung over sleeping children to protect them from nightmares. So interesting! I wonder what my next purchase will be...


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6 comments:

  1. My grandma used to hang dream-catchers over my bed, claiming it would solve my nightmare problem! ^^
    What a lovely necklace :)

    Alona | gentleconfusion.blogspot.com

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  2. Beautiful necklace! So interesting about it protecting children from nightmares<3

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  3. This necklace is super pretty !

    Sara,
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  4. so cute look ; ))

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