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dreamcatcher necklace

by Erin McCloskey
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Catch A Dream

Dreamcatchers were created by Native Americans to protect both children and adults from their nightmares. In artist Erin McCloskey's elegant reinterpretation, recycled silver and semi-precious stones are woven together to ward off unwanted spirits and cultivate private wishes. Within the confines of a round, sterling silver hoop, she weaves a web of four, fine recycled silver threads that each hold a tiny semi-precious stone carrying its own special symbolism.

Turquoise symbolizes good fortune, and inspires the wearer to live this dream: "Keep a green bough in your heart, and a singing bird will follow."

Amethyst is a symbol of clarity, and inspires the wearer to live this dream: "The quieter you become the more you will hear."

Green Onyx is believed to foster achievement, and inspires the wearer to live this dream: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us."

Turquoise pieces come from ethically sound mines in Afghanistan. Amethyst and Onyx morsels come from a family-owned, ethically sound mine in India. Handmade in Blacksburg, Virginia, using earth-friendly, non-mined, recycled precious metals. Packaging, labels and business cards are created using recycled materials with vegetable or soy-based ink.

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semi precious stones, recycled sterling silver
Chain: 18" L, Pendant: 1.15" dia., Stones: .5 to 2 mm
To prevent tarnish avoid wearing in water.

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  • the maker

Erin McCloskey

After graduating with a degree in psychology designer, Erin McCloskey felt a need to express herself creatively. McCloskey, a self taught jeweler, is always trying to learn new techniques to incorporate into her work to keep it fresh and new. Although many of her designs are inspired by nature, she also looks to architecture and vintage items for ideas. She loves creating delicate, pretty pieces that are versatile enough to wear every day. Her favorite part of creating jewelry is being able to design something that is part of a special time in someone’s life such as a birthday, anniversary or wedding. All of her pieces are designed and carefully handcrafted in her Ohio studio.

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