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New Saami Bracelet Kits in Fantastic Colors!

Saami Bracelet Kit in New Colors

Our beginning double braided Saami Bracelet Kits have been so popular we’ve decided to add 6 new colors of reindeer skin! In addition to our traditional black leather you can choose from red, blue, olive, tan, antique brown and merlot leather for a splash of color. In addition to more bracelet color choices we’ve replaced the CDROM instructions with a downloadable PDF feature.

Stay tuned for new kits featuring different braid variations and projects accompanied by video instructions with feature Saami Inspired Bracelet instructor Liz Bucheit. Get a jump on your Xmas projects by ordering your kits today!

Saami Bracelet Material Kits – Single Braided Sami kit

$45.00

Kits come with downloadable step-by-step instructions. This is a wonderful project for beginning or advanced jewelers and crafters. See description below↓

 

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Saami Bracelet material Kits – Single Braided Sami Bracelet kit

We just received a shipment of Saami bracelet supplies from Sweden!  If you have taken our Sami bracelet classes in the past we now offer kits for our double braided pewter thread bracelet.  Never had a class from us?  No worries!  Kits come with downloadable step-by-step instructions. This is a wonderful project for beginning or advanced jewelers and crafters.  

 

Saami Bracelet material Kits – Single Braided Sami Bracelet kit

This kit contains materials and directions for 1@ double braided bracelet.

Materials in kit:

Tin thread (45″ cut into 3@ 15″ sections)

20mm wide reindeer hide strip (approximately 7″ long)

5mm wide reindeer hide strip (approximately 2″ long)

1@ reindeer hide twisted cord (for button loop)

1@ reindeer antler two hole button

1@ 5/10 straight needle (to use with acrylic thread to fasten braid to leather)

1@ leather “glover” needle (to use with black synthetic sinew thread to fasten button loop and close up back of bracelet)

Acrylic and black synthetic sinew thread

 

You will also need: (Not included in kit)

Scissors

Measuring tape

Plastic hobby table clamp with hole(s) in handle

Paper clip

Rubber cement

Additional information

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Get some class! Crown Trout Jewelers to host Saami Inspired Bracelet Class

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In addition to creating custom jewelry in our Lanesboro, MN studio our Saami Inspired Bracelet Classes keep us on the road for a good portion of the year.  We’ve been teaching these classes for 16 years and have introduced this unique craft to over 1300 students. After teaching and presenting in dozens of venues and traveling to three states just this past year, we are happy to be hosting our final class of 2017 on Saturday November 18 from 10-5pm in Lanesboro, MN. Need a jump on some handmade Xmas gifts? You’ll be the most coveted Secret Santa around!

Go to http://crowntrout.com/classes/saami-friendship-bracelet-class/ for a complete class description and prices. Can’t make it to a class? Order a bracelet kit and supplies from www.saamisupplies.com.

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Make a Saami bracelet
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Add some color to your pewter thread bracelets with colored cord.

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Join our blog and add some color to your pewter thread bracelets.  I love the look of traditional pewter thread braids but sometimes I long for a little variation to really make the materials pop.  I usually wear several bracelets at a time and often I can color coordinate my selection with what I’m wearing. We recently added a rich rainbow of 1.00mm round cowhide leather cord to our inventory at saamisupplies.com.  Follow the steps in this project to brighten you bracelets and your day.

Double Four Braid Pewter Thread Bracelet with 1.00 Round Leather Colored Cord

Begin by cutting 4 pieces of 0.35mm pewter thread approximately 18 inches long each.  Cut one 18 inch section of 1.00mm  round leather cord.

Take 2 pieces of pewter thread and place a strand on either side of your leather cord.  These will be your borders.  Double the entire piece in half on the end of an open paper clip attached to your table clamp.  Make sure to keep everything flat.  It’s a bit of a challenge so don’t be discouraged if it seems like you need another set of hands to get everything positioned properly.

Double your remaining 2 strands of pewter thread over the end of the paper clip and you are ready to start braiding.

Proceed to braid as you would for the double four-strand pewter thread bracelet project in our previous post this past week.

You should end up with a 6.5 – 6.75 inch finished braid.  You can sew the braid to a leather strip at this point or simply cap the end with a button and loop for a different look.

It’s hard to believe that the addition of color can make this braid look so different.  You can also try using round polyester cord or silk beading cord for variety.  I’ve had students use flat strips of suede or reindeer hide and even ribbon!  Remember to use materials at least 1.00mm wide so your material doesn’t disappear  between the sections of your pewter thread.

Don’t forget to join our blog and stay tuned for another exciting project next week. Visit www.saamisupplies.com for everything you need to fuel your creativity!

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Steps on how to create a double four-strand pewter thread braid

Hey everyone!  I’ve gotten lots of requests over the past few weeks regarding the steps on how to create a double four-strand braid for our pewter thread and Saami inspired folks.  This is a beautiful dense Irish looking pattern that takes a bit of practice.  To start you will need 4 strands of 0.35mm pewter thread approximately 20″ long each.

Double your strands in half over the hook of your paper clip and divide into 4 sections with two strands in each section.  Don’t worry if this looks a little wonky to start with.

Take your two sections in the middle and cross the right section over the left section. and pull taut.

Take the outermost section on your left and cross it over the nearest section and pull over to the right.  Pull taut.

Take the outermost section on your right and cross it under the nearest section and pull over the left.

Pull both sections firmly to either side and you should begin to see the pattern emerging.

Depending on how tightly you braid you should end up with a finished braid approximately 6.5 to 6.75 inches long. Remember to figure that a good 0.25 inch on either end will be hidden in the body of your bracelet if you are going to sew the braid to a leather strip.  These proportions work well for a 7 inch finished bracelet on reindeer hide so if you want a longer braid increase the length of your strands by 2 inches (20 – 22 inches).  Again, depending on the how tightly you weave your strands will determine the overall finished length of the braid.  Strands measuring 22 inches in length should yield you a finished braid measuring approximately 7.7 to 8 inches long.

Good luck and I am always happy to answer questions and help in any way I can.  Don’t forget to share your projects on our Saami Inspired Facebook Page.  Thanks for following our blog and stay tuned for a new project post May 6th where we’ll add a little color to your life.

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Saami Bracelet Kit

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Saami Bracelet Kits

We just received a shipment of Saami bracelet supplies from Sweden!  If you have taken our Saami bracelet classes in the past we now offer kits for our double braided pewter thread bracelet.  Never had a class from us?  No worries!  Kits come with a CD ROM showing step-by-step instructions. This is a wonderful project for beginning or advanced jewelers and crafters.  

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Saami Bracelet Kits

Saami Bracelet Sami
Saami reindeer bracelet
Saami reindeer bracelet

Saami Bracelet Kits

We just received a shipment of Saami bracelet supplies from Sweden!  If you have taken our Saami bracelet classes in the past we now offer kits for our double braided pewter thread bracelet.  Never had a class from us?  No worries!  Kits come with a CD ROM showing step-by-step instructions. This is a wonderful project for beginning or advanced jewelers and crafters.  

This kit contains materials and directions for 1@ double braided bracelet.

Materials in kit:

Tin thread (45″ cut into 3@ 15″ sections)

18mm wide reindeer hide strip (approximately 7″ long)

5mm wide reindeer hide strip (approximately 2″ long)

1@ reindeer anter two hole button

1@ 5/10 straight needle (to use with acrylic thread to fasten braid to leather)

1@ leather “glover” needle (to use with black cotton/polyester thread to fasten button loop and close up back of bracelet)

Acrylic and black thread

 

You will also need: (Not included in kit)

Scissors

Measuring tape

Plastic hobby table clamp with hole(s) in handle

Paper clip

Rubber cement

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