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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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Sámi Inspired Bracelet Class

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 Sámi National Day – February 6, 2021

Happy Sámi National Day – February 6, 2021 Sámi National Day   February 6, 2021 Hi everyone! February is one of my favorite times of year.  Yes, yes we all know that Valentine’s Day is around the corner but did you know that the month of February is host to Sámi National Day? If this was …

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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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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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New Sami Four Braid Bracelet Colors!

New Sami Four Braid Bracelet Colors Order up some color for your Sámi Inspired Bracelet styles! I can’t believe I’m already planning 2020 class dates starting in January…..! We’re headed into the dog days of summer so why not grab some kits and get those fall birthdays, wedding and holiday gifts going? Our new Four …

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Viking Inspired Bracelets

Viking Inspired Bracelets Every time I teach a class my students inspire me to come up with different variations of braiding and weaving using pewter thread. Here are a couple of projects I’m currently working on that combine Celtic and Nordic influences. This pattern is nicknamed ‘Viking Star’. There’s also this fancy ‘Josephine’  and ‘Viking …

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Lanesboro Jewelry Artist Wins International Award

Lanesboro Jewelry Artist Wins International Award International award winning jewelry designer Liz Bucheit is the recipient of the Grand Award in the Wire Category of The Metal Jewelry Artistry Awards competition. Designed to draw attention to metal and wire artistry, this juried competition sponsored by Bead & Button magazine and FacetJewelry.com drew entries from around the world. Bucheit’s …

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