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Sat, Mar 15

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Nordia House

Sami Inspired Bracelet

Learn the ancient techniques invented by the Sami people to create your own reindeer leather and coiled wire embroidered bracelet.

Sami Inspired Bracelet
Sami Inspired Bracelet

Time & Location

Mar 15, 2025, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Nordia House, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223, USA

About

Cost:

Tickets include materials

Nordic Northwest Members: $90

General Admission: $110

Arts for All: $70

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Learn the ancient techniques invented by the Sami people to create your own reindeer leather and coiled wire embroidered bracelet.  Essential skills learned to include basic braiding, hand sewing with simple stitches.  No experience is necessary, all tools and materials will be provided in class.

Meet your instructor, Debra Carus:

Local artist and goldsmith Debra Carus creates fine jewelry with gold, silver, precious gems and glass enamels. Drawing heavily upon her Norwegian heritage, she uses traditional jewelry methods like filigree (used in the Norwegian bunad jewelry called solje) in modern, updated pieces. She also favors Scandinavian motifs and mythology, incorporating stories and runelore into her custom work. Debra also uses Scandinavian gems and minerals, and loves to highlight her work with luminous transparent glass enamels reminiscent of Norwegian artists of the late 19th century.  Debra is a passionate teacher, sharing her methods with beginners to advanced professionals in her classes all over the Pacific Northwest.

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