Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Howling Wolf DC by wolfsax Howling Wolf DC by wolfsax
After a long wait and many teasers on my part, here is the FINAL wolf dreamcatcher. Complete with all the feathers (which are FAKE eagle feathers, they're dyed turkey, and yes, there is a story behind this that I don't feel like explaining right now).

Dimensions: Ring is 19 inches across. From the top of the ring to the bottom of the lowest feather is over 30 inches.

Took almost a week to complete. Three hours of wrapping, three hours of weaving, over 48 hours on the wolf outline (not all at the same time), and about 4 hours of decoration. Way too long.

But all said and done, I like the way it came out, and so did all my real life friends who saw it.

Status: Personal Collection

(feather brand: Zunker)
Add a Comment:
 
:iconselina:
selina Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
Lovely dreamcatcher!
Reply
:iconwolfsax:
wolfsax Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
Reply
:iconisefisk:
Isefisk Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing!
Reply
:iconwolfsax:
wolfsax Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks
Reply
:iconharu01:
Haru01 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Professional Writer
the wolf design gives it a nice touch
Reply
:iconwolfsax:
wolfsax Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks
Reply
:iconharu01:
Haru01 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Professional Writer
XD welcome
Reply
:iconvhartley:
vhartley Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Your dreamcatchers are really wonderful and this one is no exception. I love the way you have the wolf outline worked into the intricate weaving of the web, and the feathers give the whole piece a nice touch.
Reply
:iconwolfsax:
wolfsax Featured By Owner May 31, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
Reply
:iconcandarama:
candarama Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
Love it!! Featured in my current journal [link] !!
Reply
:iconwolfsax:
wolfsax Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
Reply
:iconcandarama:
candarama Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
my pleasure! :heart:
Reply
:iconursulapatch:
UrsulaPatch Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
I love how you worked an outline onto the dream catcher. I can't say that I've seen it done before seeing your pieces.
Reply
:iconwolfsax:
wolfsax Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks
Reply
:iconfoxtalker:
foxtalker Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007
no need to tell the story I know it all too well if it the one I am think of but on a biter Note I love it very much and you did do a great job on it as well
Reply
:iconwolfsax:
wolfsax Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
Reply
:iconfoxtalker:
foxtalker Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007
you are very welcome I do enjoy the art of dream catchers and know all to well the work that goes into it
Reply
:iconwolfsax:
wolfsax Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Surprised you haven't commented on the rest of my gallery then ;)
Reply
:iconfoxtalker:
foxtalker Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007
give me time I will be doing it I just did not want to scare you off by commenting all at once ;)
Reply
:iconwolfsax:
wolfsax Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Scare me off? HA!!
Reply
:iconfoxtalker:
foxtalker Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007
Ok I will look deeper and comment on them all after I get some new Pictures posted of a powwow I go to every year even though it rains all weekend exceot the one time it snowed
Reply
:iconwolfsax:
wolfsax Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:lol: It's a deal!
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconsolusauroraborealis:
solusauroraborealis Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
so gorgeous! Really amazing your webwork is so precise :)
Reply
:iconwolfsax:
wolfsax Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks... lots of practice
Reply
:iconthekarelia:
TheKarelia Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007   Traditional Artist
Wow this is amazing :love:
Reply
:iconwolfsax:
wolfsax Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
Reply
:iconthekarelia:
TheKarelia Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007   Traditional Artist
You´re very welcome :hug:
Reply
:iconaberham:
aberham Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
Love it.Good work
Reply
:iconwolfsax:
wolfsax Featured By Owner May 27, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D
Reply
:icontwisterwolf:
twisterwolf Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
Cool :D love the wolf :highfive:
Reply
:iconwolfsax:
wolfsax Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!!!
Reply
:icontwisterwolf:
twisterwolf Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
np :D
Reply
:iconcraiglucca:
craiglucca Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
Amazing job...0.0
Wolves are my fav. animal! :D
Reply
:iconwolfsax:
wolfsax Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks! They're mine too!
Reply
:iconsuperclown:
SuperClown Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
wow, freakin cool! :+fav:!
Reply
:iconwolfsax:
wolfsax Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
Reply
:iconmitchellp:
mitchellp Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's really neat :confused: don't know how you did it but it's fascinating :nod:
Reply
:iconwolfsax:
wolfsax Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Appreciate the comment and the fave!
Reply
:iconmitchellp:
mitchellp Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome :highfive:
Reply
:iconcheziah:
cheziah Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
Ah, man, I'd LOVE to figure out how to make the designs in them!

I'll tell you tho, when I do the almost circular types of dreamcatchers? The ones where theyre interlayed and laced together? It's rather easier than you would expect..

You take the two loops (I buy the needlework circles you can get at Michaels to use) and you wrap them with leather first, before you Sinew them... well, i do, its easier and faster... And then, You put one inside the other one.

Then, you do the sinew pattern inside of it, as if it were a regular circle, but trying to slightly accomidate for the other shape. Sort of like your Horseshoe - where you would vary the length between the areas... It will slowly pull itself right when youre doing it. It looks really interesting.

I want to find out how to make a regular dream catcher inside of another one, but cross ways, instead of outward shaped.

Watch what I said makes no sense to you whatsoever. Haha.

If you'd really like, I could try to make a "tutorial" on making the two laced together instead. It might make more sense if you see them placed together.

I might take a page out of your book with the "less is more" look.

Come on, insider tips! Haha
Reply
:iconwolfsax:
wolfsax Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'll give this hint: it's not wire :D

I think I can try to do the two crossed. I'll experiment with the weave. As for the dreamcatcher inside of a dreamcatcher: [link] I have. It's not that hard. Just that when you get the weaving gets to the look, pretend you're starting a new dreamcatcher with the same string. I think , it's been so long since I made this.

Best luck!
Reply
:iconaglaranna:
aglaranna Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006   Interface Designer
Your dreamcatchers are really cool. How do you do the outlines??
Reply
:iconwolfsax:
wolfsax Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wolf's secret, but glad you appreciate them anyways :D
Reply
:iconberetrouge:
Beretrouge Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006
I was going to ask how you made the wolf, but reading earlier comments made me think otherwise :P

But this is cool! Something about the geometry a dreamcathcer creates always fascinated me! Great stuff!
Reply
:iconwolfsax:
wolfsax Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!! I'm trying to keep the secret for as long as possible. And thanks for the fav!
Reply
:icondragonwolfstryde:
dragonwolfstryde Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006
This is wonderful, and you got the wolf shape perfect. Stunning job!
Reply
:iconwolfsax:
wolfsax Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*whispers* actually, one of the feet is off.... Oh, and thanks!
Reply
:icondragonwolfstryde:
dragonwolfstryde Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006
Eh. ~waves a hand~ imperfection is perfection. ;3
Reply
:iconwolfsax:
wolfsax Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It show's that it's truly handmade!
Reply
:iconmysticrainbow:
mysticrainbow Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006
This is a very nice DC!!! I love the creativity with the wolf :) Definately a very original catcher :)
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 1521 × 1991




Details

Submitted on
March 22, 2006
Image Size
1.1 MB
Resolution
1521×1991
Thumb

Stats

Views
6,278
Favourites
96 (who?)
Comments
102
Downloads
670

Camera Data

Make
Hewlett-Packard
Model
HP PhotoSmart R607 (V01.00)
Shutter Speed
1/156 second
Aperture
F/2.6
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Dec 17, 2006, 11:00:42 AM

License

Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
×