Envision the harsh but 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 the home for Saamis ( a semi nomadic tribal group also known as Lapplanders). Ever since ancient times the reindeer has been a vital part of the Saamis culture, providing them with food, clothing and tools.
The pewter thread I use for my jewelry was invented by the Saamis.and has been used by them for decorating their clothing and jewelry ever since the 16th century. The pewter thread which is coiled around a nylon thread is a nickel free alloy with 4% silver.
I braid the coil into different braids and sew them by hand with a clear nylon thread onto a strong, durable and soft reindeer hide. The hide is vegetable tanned and will not discolor your skin, for closure a reindeer antler button is used.
All my materials are from local sources in northern Sweden.