New Fall Hours for Crown Trout Jewelers

Beginning October 5 Crown Trout Jewelers will be open Thursday – Saturday 10-5pm and by special appointment.  In an effort to complete our custom design orders by Xmas please plan your gift giving well in advance of Thanksgiving and stay tuned for our holiday hours update!  We’ll have lots of beautiful multi-colored gem rings, pendants and earrings, Liz’s fabulous filigree jewelry and Michael’s famous exotic gemstone guitar picks! You can access online shopping from our home page too. Shop early by previewing our work at  For guitar picks go to  Give Santa a run for his money!

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New! Have it your way – Jewelry Classes

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Can’t find a jewelry class date that fits your schedule?  We will host your group for any of our class offerings at our studio in Lanesboro, MN on a date that suits you provided you meet the minimum of six students per class.  (maximum – 12).  Don’t want to travel?  We will also come to you!  Call us with your venue and let us know what jewelry classes you’d like us to teach.  Please call 1-888-750-9294 for more information.

Crown Trout Jewelers Posts Schedule of Jewelry Classes for Winter 2016

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Speaking of classes – We have just published a partial list of our 2016 jewelry class schedule starting in January! Don’t get cabin fever this winter. In addition to our traveling schedule of courses we are offering classes every month here in our luxurious Lanesboro Jewelry studio. Stumped for a cool Xmas gift?? Give ’em a “little class” gift certificate for the holidays! Got peeps coming in from out of town? We are partnered up with Iron Horse Outfitters & Inn on Lanesboro’s main street for all of our student accommodations at a great rate for the weekends of our classes! Lanesboro is still alive and kickin’ this winter! Students and visitors will be treated to specials on food and libations at High Court Pub right next door to Crown Trout!. Be sure to check out our newest offering: “On the Rocks!” Beginning Stone Cutting Class. This is an awesome opportunity for all you rock hounds out there to “rock out” some cool cabochons in our shop! Visit and call 888-750-9294 to register.

On the Rocks! Beginning Stone Cutting Class (New!)

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When:  March 25-26, 2016      10-5pm both days

Where:  Crown Trout Jewelers  107 Parkway Ave N  Lanesboro, MN  55949

Cost:  $250 (includes lunch both days)

Call:  1-888-750-9294

Ring Casting Class In Lanesboro

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New! Ring Casting Class In Lanesboro Minnesota.

Join us at Crown Trout Jewelers in Lanesboro, MN for a two day creative casting workshop!  Students will complete a sterling silver ring using the basics of design, wax carving, casting and finishing.  All materials plus lunch both days provided.

When:  August 8 – 9      10-5pm both days

Where:  Crown Trout Jewelers  107 Parkway Ave N  Lanesboro, MN  55949

Cost:  $250

Call:  1888-750-9294

Crown Trout Jewelers Presents: Odell Bjerkness Author of “Norwegian Folk Weddings: Origin of Modern Cultural Traditions

Crown Trout Jewelers Presents: Odell Bjerkness

Author of “Norwegian Folk Weddings: Origin of Modern Cultural Traditions

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Please join us for an author’s talk and book signing during Commonweal Theatre’s Ibsen Fest 2015 weekend!   Enjoy traditional wedding kransekake and coffee and learn about Norway’s beautiful and unique wedding customs.

When:   Saturday April 18, 2:30pm

Where: Crown Trout Jewelers 107 Parkway Ave N Lanesboro MN

Contact: 507-467-3078 for more information


Crown Trout Jewelers Wins “Gemmy” Award For Jewelry Design

Crown Trout Jewelers has won a ” Gemmy” award from Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist’s Design Competition 2015. The winning entry entitled “Heart of Ellida” necklace designed and fabricated by Liz Bucheit features custom cut Morgan Hill Poppy Jasper by Michael Seiler, carnelian, yellow jade, pearls and fine silver. Many thanks to our beautiful mermaid model Catherine Glynn, stylist Liz Zilka and photographer Paul Najlis!  We would also like to thank the Minnesota State Arts Board for their generous recognition of the metalworking and jewelry arts.  “Heart of Ellida” will be featured in Interweave’s hardbound showcase book of the best in contemporary gem and jewelry art. Stay tuned for more news in the new year!

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Crown Trout Jewelers Liz Bucheit and Michael Seiler – Featured Artists for NPR’s Mountain Radio “Unplugged XIII” Music Festival

Check it out!  Michael Seiler (Who happens to be Mr. Gotcha’ Rocks!) has accepted an invitation to demonstrate his stone guitar pick magic at the North House Folk School’s annual “Unplugged XIII” music festival in Grand Marais, MN September 11-14, 2014.   The festival features live performances by noted musicians over three days on the North House stage by beautiful Lake Superior.  Mr. Gotcha’ Rocks will have all his stone cutting and polishing equipment handy for an inside “pick peek” at how his signature guitar picks are created.  Liz will have a huge selection of Saami inspired bracelets and necklaces plus she’ll be offering a mini Saami Bracelet course for all you peeps who want to make your own!  Check out the press release below and contact the North House Folk School at:  for complete information and tickets.

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Who’s On Stage This Year?
Here’s the preliminary Unplugged lineup!
Now announcing featured performers at Unplugged XIII, Sept 11-14. The event again features three nights of music, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with NPR’s Mountain Stage RadioThursday and Friday and Jon Vezner’s singers/songwriters in the round on Saturday. Tickets go on sale July 1, and more performers will be announced soon—so stay tuned!
– Chris Smither
– David Wax Museum
– Dan Wilson
– Tony Trischka
– The Don Juans
– Pert Near Sandstone
– David Lindley
– Carrie Newcomer  
– Jon Vezner