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Anita Schmid and Peter Rust Brooch

Saamisupplies Silver Thread Stories From Norway

Happy summer everyone! I hope you celebrated the summer solstice in true Norwegian fashion with lots of delicious food, drink and dancing. I’ve been busy finishing up my final report about my Norway trip for my American Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship titled Silver Threads: Discovering Sámi Silver so I’ve pulled out some of my favorite photos …

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Sámi Inspired Bracelet Class

Happy New Year from saamisupplies.com!

Hello and Happy New Year from saamisupplies.com! Woohoo for ’22! Here we are at the beginning of a new year and we are ready to rock out returning to the classroom as well as maintaining our online classes. The last time I was in a physical classroom was March of 2019 and we were hosting …

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Happy summer from Saamisupplies

Happy summer from Saamisupplies.com Hopefully everyone is finding time to find a bright spot during these troubled times. I am constantly amazed at the resiliency of the human heart and that artists and organizations around the world are among those at the core advocating for change. I want to take a moment to thank all …

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Saami Bracelets in Spring colors!

Stuck at home? Bracelet projects!

Stuck at home? Bracelet projects! Hello everyone! Life is quite different since I last posted and with most of Minnesota stuck at home I’m getting lots of orders for kits and requests for new projects. Since many of my classes have been postponed I’m busy filming and experimenting with new bracelet (and necklace!) designs I …

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New York Times Interviews Liz Bucheit about Sámi Culture

New York Times Interviews Liz Bucheit about Sámi Culture Happy Spring (almost) This year started off with a bang for everyone here at saamisupplies.com! I had the pleasure of being interviewed by New York Times journalist Penelope Colston for her “Echoes of Scandinavia” article about Sámi craft and culture.  Ms. Colston contacted me this past …

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North House Folk School Grand Marais, MN

Are Folk Schools the Best Way to Learn?

Happy Spring everyone! We have survived driving in the snow and rain to host our classes this past winter and I am excited to announce our Sami Inspired Bracelet class schedule for 2019. The number one question I get asked by my students is ‘where else do you teach?’. We have taught classes for weaving …

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Saamisupplies.com Now Offers Imitation Reindeer Hide and Kits.

Saamisupplies.com Now Offers Imitation Reindeer Hide and Kits. Faux Real! It never ceases to amaze me how I continue to learn from my students. I recently returned from an instructor’s retreat at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais, MN where I took a class in Aniishiinaabe style moccasin making from the very talented …

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You’ll Love Happy Spring Things

You’ll Love Happy Spring Things Happy spring everyone! We are excited to add some new products to our ever growing inventory of exceptional products. Want to use a bit of “spring” when weaving and braiding? Try our lightweight plastic crafting clamp. This is a handy tool if you like to craft on the go. The …

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You’re Going to Love This…..

You’re Going to Love This….. Happy spring (almost!) We are always looking for unique and unusual items to accentuate your designs. Recently our client Paula inquired about the tiny silver beads she was seeing on several bracelet designs online. After a few emails we followed up on her advice to add silver beads to our …

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A History of Tin Thread Embroidery of the Sámi People

A History of Tin Thread Embroidery of the Sámi People We love pewter thread for the distinct and unique properties that make it so wonderful to braid and weave when creating bracelets and necklaces. The coiled thread is soft and holds its shape after years of wear. However, did you know that the use of …

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