Trådsaga, means “thread story.” Each piece of pewter thread jewelry tells a story about the Sami people and their handicraft, tenntrådsbroderier. The jewelry is made from bark tanned reindeer skin from northern Sweden and Finland. The pewter thread is 4% silver and spun around synthetic thread. The buttons are made from naturally shed reindeer antlers. Inspired by the very old tradition of pewter thread embroidery, these unique bracelets are our contemporary examples of this ancient craft.
Two friends, Sally Sexton and Rebecca Anderson, collaborated to create Trådsaga when they discovered the many common strands in their lives. In 2008, their families came together through the common thread of having children with Down syndrome. They also share the joy and challenge of balancing parenting, work and their creative lives. Sally and Rebecca’s desire in working with tenntrådsbroderier is to teach others about the fine art, traditions and stories of the Sami people.