Sami Bracelet: Reindeer Leather and Pewter

Kim Bakken-Parr
The Sami People are the indigenous people of Sweden, Norway, Finland, and the Kola Peninsula of Russia, and have a long history and tradition of reindeer breeding. Wanting to use all parts of the reindeer, they make beautiful jewelry out of reindeer leather. In this class we will start by braiding pewter thread (nickel-fee alloy with 4% silver) and sewing it to the reindeer leather. The back of the bracelet is stitched closed using sinew thread and a button clasp made from shed reindeer antler tips is attached. All tools are provided, but if you need magnification for this close hand work, please bring your own. Additional kits will also be available to purchase from the instructor.

Date/Time: Saturday, October 14, 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Tuition: $47.50 Member/$60 Non-Member
Material Fee: $25 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 16+,  All Levels

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