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Sat, Jun 08


Nordia House

Sami Inspired Necklaces (sold out)

Build on the essential techniques of this Sami-invented handcraft and make two different braided-pattern necklaces with coiled wire and reindeer leather.

Sami Inspired Necklaces (sold out)
Sami Inspired Necklaces (sold out)

Time & Location

Jun 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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



Tickets include materials

Nordic Northwest Members: $90

General Admission: $110


Learn a special braiding pattern to create a Sami inspired necklace in this class. We will use the traditional coiled pewter/silver wire to complete a braid pattern, adorned with colorful beads and a clasp. Unlike the Sami inspired bracelets, we will not sew this completed braid to the reindeer leather, but instead it will stand alone. No experience necessary and all materials are provided.

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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