Sami Inspired Bracelet and Tin Thread Necklace
These bracelets are based on the designs of the Sami people, who are the native people from the far northern parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. The bracelets are constructed with traditional materials including reindeer leather, tin thread (4% silver), and reindeer antler buttons. Using tin thread (4% silver), students will learn how to make a 5 strand braid and then use the braid to create a necklace! Students can choose the necklace length and thread width. Choice of either reindeer antler or stone donuts and leather closures.
Kit: Bracelet $25 Necklace $25-$45 depending on length.
Bracelet Kit: .40 mm tin thread (pewter and 4% silver) 3 or 4 18” long pieces, Leather cord 18” long (optional), Reindeer leather ~7 ½” X ¾” , small strip for button shank, assembled leather and synthetic sinew button loop, #9 or #7 sharp needle , #7 or #5 Leather/glover needle, Fireline (fishing line) 2lb weight, Synthetic sinew, Toothpick , Button
Necklace Kit: 5 Strands tin thread (pewter and 4% silver), Antler Ring, Duffle button, Leather, Thin strip ~⅛” X 4”, Rectangle ~1” X 1 ½”, Leather/glover needle, Synthetic sinew (may be replaced with heavy duty sewing thread in color to match leather)
Equipment provided by student: Small sharp scissors and reading glasses if needed
Supply list: Complete list provided in September
Skill Level: no prerequisite beginners welcome