JEWELRY MAKING WORKSHOPS

Taught by Debra Carus from Elentari Handverk

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Advanced Sami Inspired Bracelet

December 3, 2022, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Nordia House

TICKET INCLUDES MATERIALS

NORDIC NORTHWEST MEMBERS: $90

GENERAL ADMISSION: $110

Build on the essential techniques of this Sami invented handcraft and make either a 4, 5, or 8 strand braid, incorporating silver beads or leather strips in contrasting colors. Then, stitch the braids to reindeer leather and finish your bracelet with a reindeer antler button. Participants should have basic braiding skills.

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CANCELED: Sami Inspired Bracelet

August 27, 2022, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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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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.

COVID-19 Safety Precautions:

Our thoughts go out to those who have been personally affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nordic Northwest is concerned and cares about the health and well-being of each guest and we are taking precautions and following current Oregon mandates and guidelines. For more information on COVID-19 visit the Oregon Health Authority website or call 211. 

 

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.