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Saami Inspired Bracelet Basics E-Book

Saami Inspired Bracelet Basics Book

Available now!

Saami Inspired Bracelet Basics

Saami Inspired Bracelet Basics Book
Saami Inspired Bracelet Basics Book

The long awaited Saami Inspired Bracelet Basics E-Book by Liz Bucheit is here and available on Amazon.

Explore the wonderful world of spun pewter thread jewelry! Historically, Vikings used metal spun thread to decorate their clothing and leather goods. This technique enjoyed a resurgence in popularity during the 16th century among the Saami, Scandinavia’s original native population. In this book you will learn the craft of braiding pewter coiled thread to create a unique bracelet on reindeer hide with an antler button clasp. Follow easy instructions, large photos examples and additional video links for a step by step guide to completing these beautiful bracelets.

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Saami Inspired Mixed Level Bracelet Class

Looking to get a jump start on that New Year’s resolution to learn something new? Join us for a Saami Inspired Mixed Level Bracelet Class! Beginning students will explore triple braiding coiled pewter wire and sewing the finished braid to a softened reindeer hide strip. Advanced students will complete a multiple braided bracelet on a wider reindeer hide strip.  Reindeer antler buttons finish off these beautiful bracelets.
When:  Saturday January 21, 2017
10-5pm
Where: Norway House
913 E Franklin Street
Minneapolis, MN   55404
Cost: $40 per student (due upon registration) plus a materials fee paid directly to the instructor the day of class.
Beginner’s fee:  $95   Advanced fee:  $125
How do I register?  This class is offered through Ingebretsen’s in Minneapolis, MN
Call: 800-279-9333 to register.
Jewelry classes Minnesota
Jewelry classes Minnesota
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Saami Bracelet Kit

Saami 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.  

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Where to find Sami Bracelet supplies?

Saami Bracelet crafts Sami

Where to find Sami Bracelet Supplies?

You can find all of your Sami bracelet supplies right here. We carry only the best materials directly from Sweden. By having the Sami bracelet materials in stock and in the USA we cut your shipping time down to days instead of weeks. International shipping can sometimes take weeks to get through customs. Be sure to see our full list of products on our shopping page

If you are interested in more resources on making Saami bracelets check out these schools.

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 there studio. This gives you the unique chance to see how they create there work and 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 classes 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 

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How to make a Sami Bracelet

Saami Bracelets Sami

 

Jewelry classes Minnesota
Jewelry classes Minnesota

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 

 

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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

Need more information? Click Here.