Jewelry WORKSHOP // Jan 8 2023: Sámi-inspired Bracelet //


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WORKSHOP: In this class, you will learn to make a Sámi-inspired, three-strand braided bracelet using traditional materials of reindeer leather, pewter thread, and a reindeer antler button. The pewter is nickel-free and contains 4% silver. Michaleen will demonstrate each step for participants to complete, with time and help provided in between.  

You’ll leave wearing your bracelet and be able to say “I made it myself” as you head out the door.

INSTRUCTOR: Michaleen Melby
Born in 1993 in Wisconsin, Michaleen’s infatuation with art began at a young age and led to a BA in Arts from Luther College in 2015.  She took courses and studied Scandinavian design in the bowels of Vesterheim Museum.  Her interests include sampling any and all oddly flavored sodas and poorly committing to being a professional bird-caller.  She has at least one Culver’s free scoop coupon on her at all times.
WHEN: Jan 8, 2023
TIME: 10-1 pm
$100/ person plus
$50/ person (materials fee)
TOTAL: $150
Reindeer Leather
Pewter/silver thread
Reindeer antler button
Artificial Sinew
Nylon thread
Leather needle
Nail File
LOCATION: Workshop 46.8 degrees North. 40 S 2nd St. #105 in Bayfield, WI. If you are driving North on HWY 13, come all the way in to Bayfield and take a right on ManyPenny Ave (Blue Tourist Information sign). Drive 4 blocks down (you’ll see the Lake ahead) and take a right on 2nd Street to park. If you need closer parking due to different abilities, please contact us. (Map Link)
MAX class size: 6
No experience necessary – all levels of jewelry makers welcome.

All tools and materials included in cost of workshop for creating 1 Sami leather bracelet.

Braiding with three strands.
Hand sewing/stitching leather.
Finishing antler buttons.

Reading glasses or magnifiers
Notebook and pen/pencil to jot down important ideas, thoughts, etc.
Thimble if needed/wanted
Your favorite pair of scissors (small if you have them!)

**COVID-19 vaccines required for all staff and participants.**

HYDRATION: There will be a tea kettle and complimentary assorted RISHI teas available throughout the evening as well as sparkling botanicals available for purchase ($1 cash each).
CANCELLATION POLICY: By signing-up and paying for class, we assume you agree to the cancellation policy listed on our website.
Inquiries: [email protected] or call the gallery (715-913-0256)

Additional information

Workshop Date

June 18, 2022, September 28, 2022


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