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Saami-Inspired Friendship Bracelet

Course Overview

The serene and dramatic landscape of northern Scandinavia is the land of the midnight sun, the northern lights and the Saami, a nomadic tribal group that follows the migration of the reindeer. Traditional Saami adornment incorporated elements of their northern landscape – softened reindeer leather and sculpted antler. In this course you’ll explore the traditional techniques of triple braiding coiled pewter wire and sewing the finished braid to a softened reindeer hide strip. A reindeer antler button finishes off the bracelet.  With a 30 year background in Scandinavian jewelry arts, Liz uses the finest quality vegetable tanned “svart” (black) reindeer hide and pewter wire comprised of 96% tin and 4% silver imported directly from Sweden.  A materials fee of $95 per student will be collected by the instructor at the conclusion of class.


Wed, Sep 13th, 2017

Course Details

Length: 1 Day
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: n/a
Registration Cost: $85.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: Varies (approx $95)


You will need the following tools for this class:

Students need to bring magnifier glasses if needed. Students will also need to bring thimbles if they are not accustomed to sewing.

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call the front office if you have not received it within 24 hours.