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Here you will find leather jewelry decorated with pewter wire. This is a craft developed by the Sami who inhabit North Sweden,Norway,Finland and the Kola Penninsula in Russia. Many Sami earn a living from reindeer herding, the skins are sold or made into beautiful products. The skin is reknown for its suppleness and durability and is prized by Italian designers.

I was introduced to this craft many years ago by my husband who made hunting knives and he wanted me to decorate a knife sheath with pewter wire - and from there I was hooked.

Although I am an artist, painter, by occupation, I need time to refresh myself and take a rest from my work. I use this time to make this jewelry. The Swedish winters are long and dark and it´s a cosy feeling to sit in my studio with a log stove burning, creating these wonderful objects…

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  • Born on February 22
  • Joined April 17, 2010

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Here you will find leather jewelry decorated with pewter wire. This is a craft developed by the Sami who inhabit North Sweden,Norway,Finland and the Kola Penninsula in Russia. Many Sami earn a living from reindeer herding, the skins are sold or made into beautiful products. The skin is reknown for its suppleness and durability and is prized by Italian designers.

I was introduced to this craft many years ago by my husband who made hunting knives and he wanted me to decorate a knife sheath with pewter wire - and from there I was hooked.

Although I am an artist, painter, by occupation, I need time to refresh myself and take a rest from my work. I use this time to make this jewelry. The Swedish winters are long and dark and it´s a cosy feeling to sit in my studio with a log stove burning, creating these wonderful objects.

When I first started this craft I used leather in natural colors, brown, tan and black. The Sami reindeer live their live according to the seasons and the cycles in nature and these lovely natural colors reflect this earthy way of living.

I since discovered my suppliers dyed leather in multitude of rainbow colors. I love bright colors in my painting and personal appearance and was excited to be able work with these new leathers.

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