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New Twists on Saami Inspired Four Braid Pewter Thread Bracelets

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I don’t know about you but sometimes I can get a little crazy when it comes to all the different variations of braids that are possible for my bracelets.  For example, I’m working on the two bracelets pictured below which are double strand, four braid weaves.  They are essentially the same except for the division of strand groupings.  In the first picture on the left, the braid on the left (“dubbel fyrflata”) uses around 6 feet of 0.35mm tin thread divided into 4 sections and doubled over for a 6.5 inch finished braid.  The style on the right uses 3 strands at 18.5 inches each and 1 strand at 21 inches doubled over for a 6.5 inch finished braid.  It’s all in how you divide up the strand groups.  Stay tuned for some examples where we combine leather, beads, silk cord and fish leather into the braid!

 

Saami bracelet
Saami bracelet

 

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It’s “knot” easy! Pewter thread Viking posament practice.

Here are some practice pieces I’m working on using the same pewter thread  I use for my Saami Inspired Bracelet projects.  This type of knot work is a replication of “posaments” or decorations found in Viking graves from the 9th and 10th centuries in Sweden.  While I’m using pewter thread, ancient posaments were actually created using gold and silver wire and were used for embellishing clothing.  I’ve had to practice the knot patterns beforehand using leather cord and I’m still learning!

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Share your projects and ideas on our Saami Inspired Crafts Facebook page!

With the release of our new book “Saami Inspired Bracelet Basics” (available at Amazon.com) we encourage everyone to share their projects, tips and tricks on our Saami Inspired Crafts Facebook page!  Share your photos and check out our international contributors.

Liz Bucheit “ruff” collar

 

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Free! How To Measure Materials For Saami Inspired Leather Bracelets – Free Download

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Free! How To Measure Materials For Saami Leather Bracelets

Start making your own custom Saami inspired leather bracelets with this quick guide. Understanding what measurements are needed in a leather bracelet will help you to create innovative designs and allow you to experiment with your braiding. This is a free downloadable PDF.

Get it today and start creating. Also be sure to check out our learning page for videos and books.

 

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Now in Paperback! Saami Inspired Bracelet Basics Book

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Saami Inspired Bracelet Basics Book

Available now in paperback!

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 photo examples and additional video links for a step by step guide to completing these beautiful bracelets.

IT IS NOW IN PAPERBACK! CLICK HERE!

CLICK HERE FOR THE  E-BOOK!

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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.

CLICK THE BOOK JACKET TO CHECK IT OUT!→

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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