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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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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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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