For a garden art exchange for our Portland Art Collective picnic, I made a dream catcher. It always fascinates me how a work of art evolves. My DH gave me a box of old lock parts and the shims caught my eye. I originally planned to make a wind chime. On one of our walks, I found a wire circle from an old hub cap and realized that I'd make a dream catcher (12½ inches in diameter).
I used the ball-peen hammer to dimple both sides of the stainless steel shims (3½ x 1½ inches). With a center punch, I indented the plate where I wanted to drill holes.
put on my "power tool hat" and drilled the holes
wired beads to each shim
and wired the shims together.
To make the dream catcher twirl in the wind, I attached a large fishing lure swivel. Voila- a dream catcher.