Saami Culture

Viking Snake Braid Bracelet Class

New Online Class Date for Viking Snake Braid Bracelet Class!

Hi Hi all! We had such a great turnout for our first online offering that we are adding an extra date for our ONLINE Viking Snake Braid Bracelet Class. Join me Saturday March 16, 2024 9am – 4pm Central for a day of crafting and conversation. But hurry – class size is limited to 15. […]

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Sølje Earring Kit

New! Sølje Earring Kit from

New! Sølje Earring Kit from Hei all! Fall has arrived in our beautiful little town and the leaves are ablaze on the bluffs. With the cooler weather I like to charge up my creative batteries and come up with kit ideas to inspire gifts for Xmas crafting. That said, we are excited to unveil

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Pewter Thread Braid Bash Class

Happy Summer from Saamisupplies

Summer greetings everyone! It has been a wonderful and wild past few months since my last blog. For starters I was awarded an artist residency at the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, Iowa. I was privileged to have access to the entire museum collection for the better part of January. The silver collection is amazing

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Viking Style Posament Bracelet II. Posament Saami inspired Style Braid bracelet with reindeer Leather made with reindeer leather and pewter thread and an antler button.

Happy New Year from

Happy New Year Everyone! Wow- As usual I can’t believe another year has gone by so quickly. I’m still processing my incredible trip to Northern Norway this past April to learn about Sámi silver. On that note the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum will host my first talk online February 24. I’ll also be sharing this talk

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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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Sami Siida Alta1a

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

Happy Spring Everyone! It’s the final countdown to our big adventure! Please note that any 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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Sámi Inspired Bracelet Class

Happy New Year from!

Hello and Happy New Year from! 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 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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Saami Bracelets in Spring colors!

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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