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Happy summer from Saamisupplies

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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 of my students and clients who helped keep saamisupplies going during the last three months and to thank you, yet again for your incredible patience regarding the delay of your orders.

It’s been a frustrating eight weeks waiting for supply orders because of manufacturing/ shipping disruptions worldwide and the on-again/off-again nature of the safety shutdown. You’ve been waiting for tin thread to start and or finish projects (me too!) and everyone is antsy. Please know I am as anxious as you are as I’m used to filling orders immediately.

I ask that you continue to be patient and know that I will expedite your orders as soon as I receive my shipments. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions about your orders or if you want me to send partial shipments of products I have in stock. If you are placing a future order please be advised that shipping times will possibly delayed by 6-8 weeks.

In the meantime, here are some images to get you planning your next creation.

Giitu!

Viking Style Posament Bracelet
Viking Style Posament Bracelet
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Stuck at home? Bracelet projects!

Saami Bracelets in Spring colors!

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 hope to hatch in April.

I’ve been receiving an uptick in emails from students and clients from all over the globe sharing photos of finished bracelets. Emi Sawaishi is a maker from Japan who has kindly allowed me to post her earring and bracelet photos.

I also received the loveliest compliment from my client Tiina regarding the New York Times “Echoes of Scandinavia” article about Sámi craft and culture by Penelope Colston. If you didn’t get a chance to read the article here’s a link: Follow the link to the complete article: Link

“I loved the Times article. My entire life nobody but my husband knew who are the Saami people so I would say, when asked “I’m Finnish “ . You wouldn’t believe that about 85-90% of the people who asked my ethnicity would reply, “Finnished with what?” This doesn’t happen today because of the awareness that people like yourself are bringing to the American public, so thank you”

I get so much inspiration from all of my students and clients it’s hard not to sit down and make a few bracelets myself.

Saami Bracelets in Spring colors!
Saami Bracelets in Spring colors!

If you are a happy crafter enjoying the solitude of your home at this time check out our kits and our instructional videos for individual styles and downloadable pdf’s. Please let me know if you have questions or require different bracelet lengths.

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Stay safe and well!

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New York Times Interviews Liz Bucheit about Sámi Culture

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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 December about her upcoming piece and I am thrilled to have been included.

Who knew reindeer were strutting the streets of Manhattan!  Many thanks to Ms. Colston for a fantastic piece highlighting traditional and contemporary aspects of Sámi culture and craft.

Follow the link to the complete article: Link

And in local news: We are currently putting together new kits for wider, multiple braid designs plus matching learning videos to guide you through the creation of each style.

Celtic and Posament Style Braid Bracelets

Don’t forget to check out our class dates for 2020.  Easter is just around the corner and bracelets are always a welcome gift for anyone’s basket…as well as chocolate!

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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 handles have holes on each of the handle ends that are perfect for hooking your paper clip.

weaving and braiding clamps
weaving and braiding clamps

weaving and braiding clamps
weaving and braiding clamps

weaving and braiding clamps
weaving and braiding clamps

This is a great help so you can maintain even tension while you are working your pewter thread. The plastic pads on the clamp jaws won’t mar your surface. I’ve even used this clamp on international flights when I’ve wanted to work on my projects since I can attach it to just about anything until the “captain requests you to return your table tray to its upright position”!

Try some different button variations with our new antler inspired pewter buttons. These buttons are metal versions of the traditional reindeer antler variety and are one of a kind. Use them to add a “surprise” sparkle and polish to your creations. 

We’ve got lots of exciting things happening with class offerings and private parties so make sure to check out our class calendar or call us for information on booking a personal venue or reserving a date for our Lanesboro, MN studio.

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Please share photos and feedback about your projects on our Saami Inspired Crafts Facebook Page. We’d love to see your creations!

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Reindeer Leather Cord

Leather cords (Reindeer leather)
Leather cords (Reindeer leather)

Don’t finish off your Saami inspired projects using plain old leather cord.  Our reindeer leather cord is hand twisted around a strong core of synthetic sinew for strength and durability.  Choose from our variety of colored reindeer cords and match them up with your reindeer leather strips when you order from Saami Supplies!

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Reindeer Antler Buttons

Reindeer antler button
Reindeer antler button

Reindeer antler button
Reindeer antler button

Our reindeer antler buttons range in size from 9 – 12mm.  Each antler button is unique and will vary in size and color.  Reindeer antler buttons compliment all Saami inspired projects.  Finish off your bracelets with these beautiful reindeer antler buttons!

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Best Saami Supplies!

Velkommen to our site!  We offer the best tin thread, reindeer hide products, buttons and leather needles.  Ordering is easy and all International duty and tariffs have been absorbed to give you the best price and shipping time ever!

Reindeer antler button
Reindeer antler button

Tin thread
Tin thread

Reindeer Leather Saami
Reindeer Leather Saami