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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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Happy Spring from Saamisupplies.com

Happy Spring Everyone! It’s the final countdown to our big adventure! Please note that any saamisupplies.com orders placed after April 5 will be mailed after April 30 so stock up on your favorites in the next week. Needless to say this particular April is going to be one for the books. In less than two …

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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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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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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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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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Saami Inspired Bracelets are Great for Folks with Jewelry Allergies

There are so many features of this craft that are unique. Some people are specifically attracted to the intricate braiding and hand stitching that go into a bracelet or necklace. Other folks want to identify appreciation for their Scandinavian and or Saami roots by wearing tin thread jewelry to show cultural pride. But did you …

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