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Mixed-Level Sámi Bracelet Classes

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The dramatic landscape of northern Scandinavia is that of the midnight sun, northern lights, and the Sámi, a nomadic tribal group that follows the migration of the reindeer. Traditional Sámi jewelry incorporates elements of their northern landscape – softened reindeer leather, braided pewter wire and sculpted antler. Please tell the person taking your registration if you are a beginner or advanced.

Beginning Bracelet
Beginners will explore the traditional jewelry techniques of triple braiding, coiled pewter wire, and sewing the finished braid to a softened reindeer hide strip. A reindeer antler button finishes off the bracelet.
Class fee is $40 and is payable to Ingebretsen's. The materials fee is $95 and is payable to the instructor.


Advanced Bracelet
Advanced students will create a wide multi-braided bracelet with a variety of braids and coils.
Class fee is $40 and is payable to Ingebretsen's. The materials fee is $125 and is payable to the instructor.

These classes are held at our East Lake St. store.
Saturday, August 26       10 to 5 


About the Instructor...

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Liz Bucheit is the award-winning goldsmith and jeweler of Crown Trout Jewelry in Lanesboro, Minnesota. Liz holds a Master's degree in metalworking and jewelry from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. She has trained in traditional jewelry techniques in Ireland and Norway.


Introduction to Spoon Carving

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Carvers Erik and Michelle Vevang will introduce you to spoon carving in a relaxed setting with all supplies, including cut-resistant gloves, provided. You will start with a wooden blank and learn how to shape it into a spoon with a variety of carving strokes and then how to finish it. The wood used in this class is locally sourced, taken from fallen branches, tree trimmings, and trees that had to be felled.

This class is ideal for first-time carvers. The Vevangs have taking all the hewing and hacking out of the process and will start you at a place where you can comfortably complete the spoon during the workshop. Carving can be calming and relaxing, and with the Vevang's guidance, an opportunity to create an object and is both functional and beautiful. One 3-hour workshop $80

About the teachers: Erik and Michelle Vevang's woodcarving is influenced by their Scandinavian and Germanic heritage. Both have degress in art, Erik from St. Olaf and Michelle from UW-Stout. They have studied at North House Folk School and with Fred Livesay, who is also an Ingebretsen's instructor. Saturday, September 16 9:30 to 12:30

This class is held at our East Lake St. store.
Saturday, September 16      9:30 to 12:30

Location: Ingebretsen's at Norway House, 913 E. Franklin Ave., Mpls
Sunday, December 3     1 to 4


Silver Viking Knit Bracelet

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Explore the ancient tradition of chain making with jeweler and goldsmith Liz Bucheit. You’ll use “Viking Knitting,” a centuries-old looping technique, to create a beautiful silver bracelet with a variety of unusual clasps. You’ll have the opportunity to complete a bracelet in a single day – no previous experience required. (Charm is not included, but is available for sale.) $40 with a $125 materials fee paid to the instructor.
This class is held at our East Lake St. store.
Saturday, September 23       10 to 5

About the Instructor...
Liz-Bucheit-99
Liz Bucheit is the award-winning goldsmith and jeweler of Crown Trout Jewelry in Lanesboro, Minnesota. Liz holds a Master's degree in metalworking and jewelry from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. She has trained in traditional jewelry techniques in Ireland and Norway.