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Sami-Lapland Bracelet - Bydalen - Blue - Pewter thread embroidery and reindeer hide jewelry, a traditional Scandinavian handcraft. Available in three sizes. Small, Medium and Large. A little information and history on our bracelets...The best way to find the right size of for a bracelet is to measure the circumference of your wrist with a tape measurement, not too tight and not too loose. Then add 1/2 inch and you have the length of a bracelet that should fit you. That is the finished length of the bracelet, including button and loop. If you would like the bracelet to fit extra snug or to be dangling more loose then add or subtract accordingly to the measurement but keep in mind that the bracelets will stretch with wear, approximately 1/4 inch (6 mm).
Women's x small wrist...6 - 6 1/4" long bracelet.
Women's small wrist...6 1/4 - 6 1/2" long bracelet.
Women's medium ...6 1/2 - 7" long bracelet.
Women's large wrist...7 - 7 1/2" long bracelet.
Men's small wrist...7 1/4- 7 1/2" long bracelet.
Men's medium wrist...7 1/2 - 7 3/4" long bracelet.
Envision the harsh, yet beautiful landscape of northern Sweden above the arctic circle, sometimes referred to as the land of the midnight sun and the northern lights. This country is Sapmi the home for the Saami, the indigenous people of the arctic. From ancient times the reindeer has been central to the lives of the Saami, providing them with food, raw materials for clothing, shelter and tools.
The pewter thread was used by the Saami ever since the 16th century. A piece of antler with holes was used to pull the pewter through until the right thickness was found and then spun around raw sinew to create the final coil. Beautiful and delicate embellishments were sewn by hand on their clothing and leather items such as pouches and bracelets.
Reindeer antler have long been fashioned into utilitarian items such as knives, spoons, buttons and other small objects, beautifully decorated with intricate geometric designs. It is important to the Saami that the things they create are not only useful but aesthetically pleasing as well. Anything made with loving care and attention is called duoddji in the Saami language.