SaamiandRoo

Saami and Celtic Inspired Bracelets and Jewellery

Comox, British Columbia On Etsy since 2017

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SaamiandRoo

Saami and Celtic Inspired Bracelets and Jewellery

Comox, British Columbia | 116 Sales

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Saami & Roo showcases handcrafted traditional Saami and Celtic inspired jewelry. I come from a diverse background of Celtic and Scandinavian ancestry. Most of my bracelets are made with reindeer leather that is imported from the Saami tribes in Northern Sweden where reindeer husbandry is still an important part of the Saami culture. I also occasionally use buckskin deer and elk leather from British Columbia and Scottish deer leather that has been tanned in the old traditional ways. Kangaroo lace from Australia, horse hair, and Salmon Leather is also incorporated into some of my bracelets.
The hand-twinned nickel-free pewter with 10% sterling silver is imported from Sweden. Each bracelet and necklace has been braided with the silver pewter and meticulously hand sewn with invisible thread. I put a lot of thought and attention to detail in all my creations as I am truly passionate about this art form.
Tenntrådsbroderi, or embroidering with pewter or tin thread is almost a lost art. The Saami used tin thread since the 1600’s to decorate their clothing. The tin was obtained by melting down old pewter plates and dishes and was spun into thread. The use of pewter thread has recently become fashionable in pewter braided reindeer leather bracelets.
All of my bracelets can be made in a variety of colors and sizes, and custom orders are always welcome!
Each purchase comes in its own special gift box with a write-up about the bracelet, as well as a beautiful handmade gift card.
It is my hope that my Saami & Roo creations will serve to remind the wearer to be mindful and present in their own lives and Spiritual journey. We are all connected.

Alexandra Lanzarotta

Handcrafted on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada.
Custom orders are always welcome.

Announcement

Last updated on 25 Nov, 2020

OUT OF HAND Online Market - 30% OFF STARTS NOVEMBER 25th - 30th ~ COUPON CODE OOH2020

FREE SHIPPING TO CANADA AND UNITED STATES // Gift BOX & GIFT CARD included with each purchase.


Saami & Roo showcases handcrafted traditional Saami and Celtic inspired jewelry. I come from a diverse background of Celtic and Scandinavian ancestry. Most of my bracelets are made with reindeer leather that is imported from the Saami tribes in Northern Sweden where reindeer husbandry is still an important part of the Saami culture. I also occasionally use buckskin deer and elk leather from British Columbia and Scottish deer leather that has been tanned in the old traditional ways. Kangaroo lace from Australia, horse hair, and Salmon Leather is also incorporated into some of my bracelets.
The hand-twinned nickel-free pewter with 10% sterling silver is imported from Sweden. Each bracelet and necklace has been braided with the silver pewter and meticulously hand sewn with invisible thread. I put a lot of thought and attention to detail in all my creations as I am truly passionate about this art form.
Tenntrådsbroderi, or embroidering with pewter or tin thread is almost a lost art. The Saami used tin thread since the 1600’s to decorate their clothing. The tin was obtained by melting down old pewter plates and dishes and was spun into thread. The use of pewter thread has recently become fashionable in pewter braided reindeer leather bracelets.
All of my bracelets can be made in a variety of colors and sizes, and custom orders are always welcome!
Each purchase comes in its own special gift box with a write-up about the bracelet, as well as a beautiful handmade gift card.
It is my hope that my Saami & Roo creations will serve to remind the wearer to be mindful and present in their own lives and Spiritual journey. We are all connected.

Alexandra Lanzarotta

Handcrafted on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada.
Custom orders are always welcome.

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About SaamiandRoo

Sales 116
On Etsy since 2017

I am working towards creating something generous, something that matters. My intent is to create something unique that resonates with the wearer and in some way changes their perception.

The first Saami bracelet I came across years ago was worn by a distinguished elderly Swedish gentleman who was tending bar at a traditional Lucia celebration.
I was so taken by the fine workmanship and detail of his bracelet, and the history and culture of the Saami people, that I became inspired. After much research I ordered the materials I would need from Sweden to create these beautiful reindeer and pewter-thread woven bracelets, and I was committed to create my own unique Saami-inspired jewellery.
The Sami handicraft, The Duodji, is well known for it’s beautiful ethnic style with strong colours in weaved ribbons and also embroideries and jewelry made of spun silver/pewter wire. These bracelets are popular all over the world but hard to find in stores. Beautiful Sami bracelets has been handmade from 100% vegetable dyed, soft reindeer leather with pewter and silver braided detailing and Handmade antler button made from shed reindeer antlers.
Antler buttons may vary as they are handcrafted and one-of-a-kind.

My partner and I studied leather braiding years ago with an old cowboy named Bob at a horse ranch in the Okanagan. He learned his braiding techniques and knot tying as a young man sitting around campfires with other cowboys after a long day's work. Kangaroo leather has a unique structure that differs from most other leathers. Its properties are similar to the prehistoric fibres found in birds and reptiles and is one of the strongest leathers available. Our kangaroo hides come from Australia. Our lace is cut from culled "Roo" hides, and is then split, bevelled, and conditioned. I think of Bob often and some of the amazing stories he shared of his cowboy life when I am cutting the leather kangaroo lace or doing a particularly challenging knot he so patiently taught us, and I feel honored to have met him.
I feel that jewellery as an art form should be fluid. As an artist my designs are a fusion of many cultures and influences around me. I change and grow as an artist and as a person when I do not stagnate into one way of creating or being. My jewellery reflects this attitude.

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Last updated on 23 Nov, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

You can custom order your bracelet or necklace in most colors of leather as well as in any size that you would need. You can also request an antler button, industrial snaps, or pewter or vintage buttons.

Sizing details

To choose the best bracelet size for a comfortable fit, with a flexible measuring tape measure around the wrist where you would like your bracelet to sit, and add 1 cm or 3/8 inch to your wrist size. The soft leather will stretch a little over time.
For wider cuff designs, or if you prefer a looser fit for bracelets, add 1.5 cm or 1/2 inch to your wrist measurement.

Care instructions

When you first try on your new bracelet, the loop may be snug at first. After some wear your bracelet will form to your wrist and become easier to close.
Since it is made out of leather, please take your bracelet off when in contact with water or when swimming. If you do occassionally get your bracelet wet it should be fine.
The pewter will get a lovely shine or patina as it ages, and it will get more and more beautiful over time.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Your new Saami & Roo bracelet, necklace, or earrings, come in its own special box with a write-up about the Saami culture and art craft. I also include a lovely gift card for you with each item purchased.

What if the loop breaks or the button comes off?

If the loop or button comes off or is damaged, you can send it back and I will repair or replace your bracelet for no extra cost within 2 months of your purchase. You will be will be responsible for all shipping & re-shipping charges for exchanges and repairs.
Please remember that you should avoid getting your bracelet wet, as water damages the soft reindeer leather and the bracelet will become susceptible to damage.

Do you offer wholesale to stores?

Please send me an email with your store information and I will be happy to get back to you.

I have ordered the wrong size, what can be done?

As long as your bracelet is unused I do accept returns and can assist you with choosing the correct size. Please send me an email within 7 days of receiving your bracelet and I will help you with your return.
Please note that you are responsible for all shipping costs.

HOW TO USE MY DISCOUNT COUPON?

The discount coupon has to be added at check out before putting through your payment (in the box where the website asks for the discount code). Let me know if you need assistance.