How to Make a Sami Bracelet or Saami Bracelet.
There are many ways to learn a new craft or skill and Sami bracelet making is no different. You can buy a kit and teach yourself, learn from a friend or take a class. Traditionally the Saami People taught the craft of Sami bracelet making person to person through a show and tell learning process. Today is no different. You can take a Sami Bracelet class in a few places. But keep in mind that your instructor should be experienced and knowledgeable regarding the craft as well as the history of the Saami people. Here are a few wonderful sources for great classes.
Crown Trout Jewelers in Lanesboro, Minnesota. This is a great place to take a class! The artists at Crown Trout Jewelers let you work directly in their studio. This gives you the unique chance to see how they create their work and an opportunity to learn from people who are experienced and vetted in the arts. Part of their mission statement is to educate you in the history of the craft as well as the craft itself. You can sign up online or call for more information. 1-888-750-9294
North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minnesota. This is a wonderful and scenic trip to the north shore. The North House Folk School offers many classes in crafts and Saami Bracelets are no exception. Here is a link to their site. Click here
American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The American Swedish Institute offers class on Sami Bracelets as well. Check their site or call for a class listing.
Ingebretsens in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A cool shop and education. Here is their info