pewter thread embroidery

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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Saamisupplies returns from Sámi Land in Norway

Greetings one and all! We have returned from the great northern reaches of Norway. I still have to pinch myself that my trip wasn’t a dream! I am so grateful to the American Scandinavian Foundation for sponsoring my research on discovering Sámi silver. We took hundreds of photos and hours of video that will knock …

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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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What’s On the Sámi Inspired Projects Workbench

What’s On the Sámi Inspired Projects Workbench August is here and we’re moving into the “dog days” of summer. It’s been pretty hot here in Southeastern Minnesota so I’ve been working on several new projects in my sweet air conditioned studio! I’m always developing new ideas for different kits so here are a few new …

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Viking Inspired Bracelets

Viking Inspired Bracelets Every time I teach a class my students inspire me to come up with different variations of braiding and weaving using pewter thread. Here are a couple of projects I’m currently working on that combine Celtic and Nordic influences. This pattern is nicknamed ‘Viking Star’. There’s also this fancy ‘Josephine’  and ‘Viking …

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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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