NEW! ONLINE CLASS OFFERING!
Viking Snake Braid Bracelet Class
Saturday March 16, 2024
Central time 9am-4pm
You asked and we listened! Break out of the winter blues and join me for our first online
class offering through saamisupplies.com. Did you know that tin mined in Ireland made
its way over trade routes throughout Scandinavia and was developed into the coiled
pewter thread made popular by the Sámi culture in the 16th century?
Whether you are a beginner or want to expand your braiding techniques, try your hand
at this pattern inspired by objects recovered from 9th and 10th-century Viking burials in
In this online class, students will create a Viking-inspired snake pattern
style braid bracelet using pewter thread, colored cord, reindeer hide and antler buttons.
Kits will be mailed prior to class and a zoom link will be provided several days prior to
the class date.
*This pattern is what I would consider “advanced”. If you would like to start out with a
more basic project where you can get a feel for the materials, please consider our
selection of other kit styles where you can follow along with our video instructions.
Class fee: $85 Class size is limited to 15
Registration deadline: March 4, 2024
*Kits are mailed USPS with Tracking
Includes kit materials and clamp to make one bracelet.
The finished length is approximately
7.25 inches *Please contact me if you need leather measured for a larger wrist size. We
will tailor the finished length in class.
Registered students will receive a Zoom link several days prior to the class date
Students will need:
Computer and good lighting
Magnifier glasses (if needed) for close work
Craft glue -Alene’s Craft Glue or rubber cement
Toothpicks for glue application
Thimble (If needed)
Work surface or table with extended edge to accommodate a clamp
Questions? I love them:) Shoot me an email and we’ll chat!
A goldsmith forover 30 years, she holds a Master’s degree in
metalworking and jewelry from the University of
Iowa, Iowa City and has trained in traditional
jewelry and metalworking techniques in Norway
Liz has won numerous competitions
and been awarded grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, McKnight
Foundation, Sons of Norway and the SE Minnesota Arts Council. She was
recently awarded a Folk Arts and Cultural Traditions in the Upper Midwest
Fellowship from the American Scandinavian Foundation to study Sámi silver
adornment in Northern Norway. She has exhibited in museums and
cultural centers and her bridal tiaras and wedding jewelry are in many
Liz is an active speaker on the topic of Norwegian filigree
work and conducts workshops and classes in jewelry design and
fabrication. She owns and operates Crown Trout Jewelers in Lanesboro,