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.
Length: 1 Day
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
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 packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.