The dramatic landscape of northern Scandinavia is that of the midnight sun, norther lights and the Saami, a nomadic tribal group that follows the migration of the reindeer. Traditional Saami jewelry incorporates elements of their northern landscape – softened reindeer leather, braided pewter wire and sculpted antler. Discover this unique tradition with veteran instructor Liz Bucheit and create a beautiful bracelet in one day.
Liz is inviting all interested students, whether new to this class, or returning or intermediate students who want to try some more intricate jewelry making. New students will benefit from seeing the more advanced work of more experienced students, and all will benefit from both Liz’s guidance and story telling, and from creative interaction with others who are enthusiastic about this craft.
Beginning students will explore the traditional jewelry techniques of triple braiding, coiled pewter wire, and sewing the finished braid to a softened reindeer hide strip. A reindeer button finishes off the bracelet.
Advanced students will create a double coiled 4 weave braid with twisted borders. Students may customize their projects by choosing from a colorful assortment of reindeer leather.
Students to bring:
- reading glasses, if needed
- Bag lunch
NOTE: Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!
Our Location (unless otherwise specified):
Wilder Forest/River Grove School
14189 Ostlund Trail N.
Marine on St Croix, MN 55047
If using GPS, enter River Grove Elementary as the destination, it works best!
General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!