A few years ago, while doing some research on the Sami people, I came across a website that sold handmade bracelets. They are made in Sweden by Sami artisans and use reindeer leather and antlers, along with pewter coils--which the Sami developed hundreds of years ago. The bracelets are of both traditional and modern design--some of the modern ones use Swarovski crystals, among other elements. I tend to be more enamored of the traditional styles. And I knew, very early on, that I wanted several of the bracelets.
The first bracelet that I got is probably the closest to traditional design that the website carries:
The second one I got still has a lot of traditional elements, but has a little bit of a modern feel:
The third one has more of a traditional look, but has an added color:
I was satisfied with having the three bracelets until I saw my fourth on the site a week or so ago:
All of the bracelets can be worn separately, but they also work very well together.
I'm not completely done buying bracelets. I still have one more in mind and it will be much different from the rest. It will have to be custom made for me and it will be two strips of leather--one red and one white--braided together with a pewter coil. And of course, it will be the bracelet I will wear with my Red Wings jersey. I'll post a picture when I get it.