julevu handmade

We couldn't resist these beautiful, made for anyone, bracelets. Crafted in Swedish Lapland (Luleå, Sweden to be exact) these bracelets capture a small part of the Sami jewelry making tradition. Made from tanned reindeer, embroidered with pewter and silver, they close with horn buttons made from shed antlers. The hides used are a by product to the herding of these semi-domesticated animals. Did you know that they are the smaller, genetically identical, cousins to the North American Caribou?