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Hej!
It is with great pride I showcase these fabulous and timeless ethnic Sami Bracelets with an origin in the 10,000 year old indigenous Swedish Sami culture of Arctic Lapland. As an honorary ambassador of a town near the Arctic Circle in Swedish Lapland since 1998, it is with passion I also share information about the town of Arvidsjaur and the amazing people, landscape, culture, food, tourism and ethnic handicraft of northern Sweden. I grew up in northern Sweden surrounded by the reindeer herding Sami, and I miss being able to buy air dried and cured delicious reindeer meat now that I spend most of my time in Boston!
The leather jewelry sold in my Etsy Shop is a mix of traditional styles and new contemporary designs, some of which are my own design. The bracelets and designs are created by me and my two artisan friends in a small Etsy collective. I would dare anyone to find higher quality…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 22
  • Joined May 6, 2006

Favorite materials

Reindeer Leather, Wood, BabyAlpaca, Silk, Pearls, Lambskin, Cotton, Antler, Stingray, Swarovski Crystals, gold filled beads, sterling silver beads

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About

Hej!
It is with great pride I showcase these fabulous and timeless ethnic Sami Bracelets with an origin in the 10,000 year old indigenous Swedish Sami culture of Arctic Lapland. As an honorary ambassador of a town near the Arctic Circle in Swedish Lapland since 1998, it is with passion I also share information about the town of Arvidsjaur and the amazing people, landscape, culture, food, tourism and ethnic handicraft of northern Sweden. I grew up in northern Sweden surrounded by the reindeer herding Sami, and I miss being able to buy air dried and cured delicious reindeer meat now that I spend most of my time in Boston!
The leather jewelry sold in my Etsy Shop is a mix of traditional styles and new contemporary designs, some of which are my own design. The bracelets and designs are created by me and my two artisan friends in a small Etsy collective. I would dare anyone to find higher quality. My friends and I have a lot of fun when we meet in Sweden on a regular basis. One of my Sami artisan friends has made these bracelets for 40 years and she has kindly shared her knowledge with me over the past 15 years. She does not speak English and does not own a computer. A couple of our embroidered pieces take 17 hours to make - all by hand!

A US jeweler (and Etsian) helped me carve in wax and then cast and finish the sterling silver medallions and buttons I have designed for some of the contemporary beaded SwedArt bracelets. Some bracelets have hand carved traditional antler buttons and others have an exclusive pewter button cast from an antler button and made at a pewter foundry in Lapland.

Everything listed on Etsy is ready for immediate shipping from Boston but I can also ship to European countries from Sweden. Only a small portion of the SwedArt inventory is listed on Etsy since I sell at craft fairs and Scandinavian festivals as well. I have more colors and sizes of Lapland Bracelets in stock and more styles are listed on my main website swedart.com. I am constantly working on new designs. Convo me if you don't see your size or color listed on Etsy and I will be happy to list it as Reserved for you.

The stunning Lapland Bracelets made of reindeer leather or lambskin with braids made of spun pewter wire with 4% silver are quickly gaining popularity in fashion circles, and many celebrities wear SwedArt - for instance Drea de Matteo on Desperate Housewives, Angela Basset, Ali Fedotowsky (Bachelorette), Rachel McAdams (The Vow), Sara Rue, Brenda Vaccaro, Kimberley Quaid, and Sheryl Crow. Men also love to wear SwedArt - Benedict Cumberbatch, Bob Harper, Wayne Brady, Gilles Marini, Steven Tyler, Henrik Lundqvist to name a few. AND, a super model!
High-end fashion boutiques sell small collections of Swedish Sami bracelets at much higher prices and sometimes at uneven quality. SwedArt will continuously list new designs and colors, as well as traditional styles, at affordable prices.

If you don´t want to pay through Etsy´s Direct Checkout or PayPal, you can also call me at 1 978 369 4675 with your credit card information and I will be happy to process the transaction for you.

You are welcome to contact me with questions about SwedArt items not listed on Etsy or for information about Lapland, the Sami People, or Tourism in northern Sweden.

Enjoy your visit to SwedArt’s Etsy Shop!
Check out SwedArt on Facebook www.facebook.com/swedart and please "like" SwedArt on Facebook!!

I am also on Etsy under "Lapland Jewelry" but nothing is currently listed for sale there.
Margareta Lidskog
margareta [!at] swedart.com
1-978-369-4675

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