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JEWELRY MAKING WORKSHOPS

Taught by Debra Carus from Elentari Handverk

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Sami Inspired Bracelet

March 16, 2024

10 am – 2pm

Nordia House

TICKET INCLUDES MATERIALS

NORDIC NORTHWEST MEMBERS: $80

GENERAL ADMISSION: $100

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.

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Sami Inspired Necklace

June 8, 2024

10 am – 2 pm

Nordia House

TICKET INCLUDES 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.

Fancy Sami Bracelet

Sami Inspired Bracelet

October 12, 2024

10 am – 2 pm

Nordia House

TICKET INCLUDES MATERIALS

NORDIC NORTHWEST MEMBERS: $90

GENERAL ADMISSION: $110

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.

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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.

Refunds: All ticket sales are final.

 

Parking: We encourage guests to use public transportation or ride-sharing services. Our 50-space parking lot is open on a first come, first-served, basis and limited street parking is available on SW 89th & 90th Avenues.

 

Accessibility: Nordia House has two accessible parking spots in our main lot facing SW Oleson Rd. Both the main entrance facing SW Oleson Rd. and our side entrance facing SW Taylors Ferry Rd. are wheelchair accessible. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. We will do our best to accommodate your needs upon arrival. Please call 503-977-0275 or email info@nordicnorthwest.org to arrange further assistance.

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