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dreamcatcher necklace

by Erin McCloskey
Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
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  • the story

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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  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
21129
Made from
semi precious stones, recycled sterling silver
Measurements
Chain: 18" L, Pendant: 1.15" dia., Stones: .5 to 2 mm
Notes
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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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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DREAMCATCHER NECKLACE
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Pretty (9)
  • Unique (9)
  • Elegant (7)
  • Good quality (7)
  • Meaningful (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (7)
  • Dress up or down (6)
  • Going out (4)
  • Office (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (4), Stylish (4), Classic style (3), Comfort-oriented (3), Modern (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (12)

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5.0

Delicate, meaningful gift!

By 

from West Nyack NY

About Me Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Meaningful
  • Pretty
  • Unique

Cons

  • Tangles Easily

Best Uses

  • Dress Up or Down

Comments about DREAMCATCHER NECKLACE:

My daughter loves to make dream catchers and being able to present her with this necklace for her high school graduation was especially meaningful. She loved it!

Service and delivery comments:

Service and delivery are always exceptional with Uncommon Goods. I order from you often and have never been disappointed!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Child
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Other

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4.0

Very nice

By 

from Illinois

About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Elegant
  • Good Length
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Going Out

    Comments about DREAMCATCHER NECKLACE:

    For everyday use... Like it very much. Not too big not too small.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Wife
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Anniversary

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    My review...

    By 

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Practical, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Elegant
    • Meaningful
    • Pretty

    Cons

    • Tangles Easily
    • Too Delicate

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about DREAMCATCHER NECKLACE:

    My wife loved the necklace although it took a few minutes to untangle the chain once opened. Quality is fair...seems a bit delicate for a necklace but nontheless beautiful. Overall response time and shipping were excellent. I would definately recommend this artist and Uncommon Goods as a company to do business with.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Wife
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    Nice gift

    By 

    from Manchester, NH

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Elegant
    • Good Length
    • Good Quality
    • Pretty
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about DREAMCATCHER NECKLACE:

        I purchased this necklace for my daughter as a graduation gift. The necklace is much prettier and bigger in size than shown online. Very nice! She loves the necklace.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Graduation Gift

        By 

        from Tucson, AZ

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Length
        • Good Quality
        • Meaningful
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about DREAMCATCHER NECKLACE:

            Graduation gift for my niece who is very artistic. She loved it and wears it everyday and told me I did a good job :).

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Smaller than anticipated

            By 

            from Mesquite, TX

            About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Elegant
            • Good Quality
            • Pretty
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dress Up or Down
              • Everyday
              • Going Out
              • Office

              Comments about DREAMCATCHER NECKLACE:

              It is a beautiful design & very delicate in appearance. It was slightly smaller than I had anticipated but it's still very unique. It is a gift for a family member in Italy. Very proud that it's made in the USA.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              unusual lovely necklace!

              By 

              from virginia

              About Me Career, Classic, Practical, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Length
              • Good Quality
              • Pretty
              • Unique

              Cons

              • May be a bit too delicate
              • Stones are very small

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about DREAMCATCHER NECKLACE:

              pretty and unique

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              My Mom Loves It!

              By 

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Meaningful
              • Pretty

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about DREAMCATCHER NECKLACE:

                Growing up, my mom always had dreamcatchers hanging up all over the house, to the point that my brother & I actually give her a fair amount of ribbing over how obsessed she was/is with them. This was a perfect gift for her... now she can take one with her wherever she goes!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Beautiful pendant

                By 

                from Pittsburgh, PA

                About Me Career, Modern

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Pretty
                • Unique
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Chain looks a bit cheap

                Best Uses

                • Dress Up or Down
                • Office

                Comments about DREAMCATCHER NECKLACE:

                To reiterate, the necklace is great - very delicate looking and tiny pops of color. Looks very unique. However, the chain looked to be poor quality.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Wife loved it!!!

                By 

                from NYC

                About Me She is comfort oriented

                Pros

                • Elegant
                • For dress up or down
                • Good Quality
                • Meaningful
                • Pretty
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dress Up or Down
                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out
                  • Office

                  Comments about DREAMCATCHER NECKLACE:

                  My wife loved it and thought that it was beautiful, she loved the meaning of the stone and what it represented (The meaning on the website of the stone was not included with the dreamcatcher, it would have been a nice touch to include that with the beautiful necklace) none the less my wife loved it and said it would be her new everyday wear necklace!

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Prompt service, beautifully gift wrapped, very well protected from damage in delivery! great job guys in the shipping and wrapping dept!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  Q and A

                  When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                  443votes, 57 comments

                  Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                  We love Erin McCloskey's vision of the classic dream catcher. Not only is this handmade piece crafted from recycled sterling silver, it also contains gorgeous semi-precious stones that come from ethically sound mines in Afghanistan. Is this earth-friendly creation the necklace of your dreams?

                  alena
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  too expensive.

                  Christine
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Recycled and made in the US, what could be better!

                  MIRIAM
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Not that interesting.

                  LErin
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  For me, there's not enough detail in the design to truly invoke a dreamcatcher; it needs both more 'threads' and a larger number and distribution of accent beads. It's also too expensive. I can see it selling at closer to $40.

                  Karen
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Great design, but I'd never pay $60 for it.

                  Nicolle
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Cute(: but 60 freakin bucks?!?! No way...

                  Michelle
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Too expensive!

                  Maud
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Really pretty. I bet it looks gorgeous when it catches the light.

                  Maria
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Very pretty but needs a little more to look like a dreamcatcher. Also, $60 is a little much for this - $40 - $45 is more appropriate.

                  K
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Doesn't really resemble a dreamcatcher to me.

                  Lisa
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Just not my style.

                  rita
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  only thumbs down because too expensive...maybe 20$

                  renee
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  too expensive

                  Mary
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Nice but too expensive.

                  Minerva
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Much too expensive, $20 at most!

                  Mollie

                  Too expensive--and most dream catchers are made of willow and waxed string with beads. I made a dream catcher at a Native American gathering and the workshop was led by an Iroquois woman. That dream catcher was SOOO powerful because I had made it. I doubt this would hold the same power. Nice piece of jewelry but definitely not a dreamcatcher.

                  Lindsey
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I've seen better designs elsewhere.

                  Erica
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I agree with others - it needs more detail to truly invoke a dream catcher and it's way overpriced.

                  Gwende
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  The dream catcher is over played.

                  Tamara
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Not enough detail to support the price

                  SGriff
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I think it is absolutely gorgeous! Simple, delicate details and just beautiful! May not look exactly like a dreamcatcher but I think it's an appropriate name as it resembles one enough. I think the price is appropriate given the materials and attention to detail! I love it!

                  Jan
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  This necklace is not as "complicated" as other dreamcatchers. I'd like to see more wires and beads.

                  Becky

                  It doesn't jump off the page for me.

                  roberta

                  I do agree it's a little pricey. Chain should be longer for the money and for the design.

                  Diane
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I make jewelry, and the price is too high for this sort of thing, even though it is sterling. This is really costume jewelry that comes and goes, not a keeper, so cheaper would be a lot better

                  Nancy

                  Doesn't really look like a dream catcher- but more of a broken Star of David. It doesn't make me say I have to have that.

                  Toby
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Not in the Native American Dreamcatcher tradition......which traps bad dreams so good dreams can go thru. Mistaken mythology and very cliche...sorry

                  CMT

                  It's not very attractive and waaay too expensive

                  Emily
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I like the recycled, ethical, and earth-friendly aspects. What a great piece, I'd be willing to pay the price for a piece that not only has a great meaning, but is made with such socially responsible standards.

                  T
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Uncommon Good. . .this is too common

                  Kathy
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Simple, elegant...but a bit pricey.

                  Nancy
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  i like it, but $60 seems a little steep for me..

                  Marlyn
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  It doesn't look like a dreamcatcher at all.

                  Chris
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  You know what might help? A photo of the necklace on a model. If it's a delicate necklace, I would be interested, but the photo makes it look big.

                  Kimberly
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  You can get something like that almost anywhere.

                  sommer
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  i love silver and turquoise together. I love that it's made in Virginia and recycled metals. I think the price is too high for the design. i would like it more if it were a little bolder.

                  Sayde
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  It's cute and simple with a small touch of blue, everyone likes blue. :) Can be elegant or casual, for a teen or adult. Can have different meanings for everyone. LOVE it, perfect!!! :D

                  Allyson
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I really love this necklace. My girls sleep with Dream catchers, and I know they would love wearing this!

                  Brandi
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Doesn't resemble a dreamcatcher at all. WAY too expensive. Maybe if it actually looked like a dreamcatcher, I would be more inclined to pay an outrageous 60 dollars.

                  Karen
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Boring..nothing new.

                  Jo H

                  Dreamcatchers must have a center to let the good dreams in. This one has no center.

                  courtney
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  love it!!!!!! and reasonably priced!

                  Margaret
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  too expensive

                  Lea
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Like the design, like that it's from ethical sources... I don't think I could bring myself to pay $60 for it, though.

                  Desma
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  could be more interesting

                  Bonnie
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Sort of "eh"... not that special. Really like the product story, but the feel of the necklace doesn't match all the hype.

                  rita
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  just a little too expensive

                  Laura
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I love the backstory, but as a piece of jewelry, it just isn't that visually interesting.

                  Stephanie
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  i like it but not for that price.

                  Stephanie
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Simply elegant. Somewhat pricey, but in comparison to similar pieces... closely priced.

                  Abby
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  it is simple but graceful. you have named your necklace with a perfect name! I think a little remnant of this morning's day dreams still hanging there on the upper right.

                  Yanina
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Too Boring

                  Christina
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  nothing special for a whopping $60!

                  Liane
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Doesn't look like a dreamcatcher to me. There isn't enough to it.

                  Terina
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I like the concept,but the border needs to be more detailed and it should have more lines. And I wouldn't pay $60 for it.

                  Kelly

                  Very pretty. Modern reference to the dream catcher. Delicate, feminine, meaningful.

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