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: www.northhouse.org  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

Birth Of The Moon Pendant©

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This Birth Of The Moon Pendant is made with Leopard Skin Jasper and Carnelian (orange stone) and set in Sterling silver.

Leopard Skin Jasper – Approx 25mm

Carnelian – Approx 4mm

Metal – Sterling Silver

18 inch box chain (1.2mm)

  • Item #: 300-2
  • For more info click on the photo.

Lanesboro Jewelry Artist Receives Minnesota State Arts Board Grant

ParrotwingjasperredAward winning jewelry designer and goldsmith Michael Seiler of Crown Trout Jewelers, Lanesboro, MN has been awarded an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board in the area of Visual Arts. Seiler will purchase studio equipment that will enable him to create more technically advanced casting and gemstone faceted work. He will offer a two-day casting and stone cutting workshop to the public during the summer of 2014.   This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.Legacy Logo ColorFinalmsab_logo_color_small

Crown Trout Jewelers “Black Passion” ring featured in Gothic Beauty Magazine

Crown Trout Jewelers is proud to be a featured jeweler in Gothic Beauty Magazine!  Gothic Beauty is the premier touchstone for all things Goth including music, fashion and jewelry,  The “Black Passion” ring holds a round black diamond set in a six prong “Solstice” crown.  The 18kt white gold ring features tongues of flame  designs on either side of the diamond and is made to order for youBlackPassion2Ad by Crown Trout Jewelers.  The “Black Passion” ring is the exclusive copyrighted design of Crown Trout Jewelers, Lanesboro, MN.  Please call 888-750-9294 for further information.  What’s YOUR Black Passion?

Crown Trout Jewelers Presents “Everyday Form” Fine Art Photography by Jennifer Bucheit

glassesPCCrown Trout Jewelers will host an exhibition of fine art photography by Jennifer Bucheit of Middleton, WI.  The show features a group of black and white images celebrating the formal aesthetics in common everyday objects.  The subjects are items found in the home office, toolbox, kitchen etc.  “ All of the items have a basic function, but with this series I attempted to treat them as sculpture; searching for a compelling relationship between the light, the object and its shadow to reveal a hidden elegance” says Bucheit.  A public reception for the artist will be held Friday November 1 from 4-7pm at Crown Trout Jewelers 107 Parkway Ave N in Lanesboro, MN.  The exhibition will run through December 22, 2013.  Please call 888-750-9294 for more information.

Lanesboro, MN Jewelry Artist Receives Minnesota State Arts Board Grant

msab_logo_color_smallLegacy Logo ColorFinalInternational award winning jewelry designer Liz Bucheit of Crown Trout Jewelers, Lanesboro, MN has been awarded a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board in the area of Folk and Traditional Arts.  Influenced by her Norwegian ancestry and trained in traditional silversmithing, artist Liz Bucheit will complete her “Ibsen Adorned” collection and exhibit the finished work at the Commonweal Theatre’s 2014 Ibsen Festival in Lanesboro, MN.  This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Happy Couples on Equal Footing

Crown Trout Jewelers is proud to do business in a state that recognizes and honors our GLBT community.  As of August 1, 2013  Minnesota legalized gay marriage.  We congratulate our friends, family and clients who have waited so long to tie the knot.  Our very first couple through the door after this landmark decision was Emily and Carol who had already been together for 25+ years.  They had purchased rings years ago but over time they ceased to fit right and needed to be refurbished.  Emily and Carol planned to get married in Lutsen, MN in August and needed their rings in a jiffy.  We were able to size and make their bands look like new in time for their upcoming trip.  They were so excited and pleased that they agreed to share a few pictures from their special day with us.  Congratulation Emily and Carol and thank you for choosing Crown Trout Jewelers!handsringsemilycarol

Redeaux your “I do”!

One of our greatest joys as craftsman is the art of custom designing jewelry with our clients.  The process is exciting, informative and incredibly personal.  We respect and cherish the part we play in creating legacy pieces like the rings you see here.  It was a rainy spring day when Stephen and Bonita happened into our shop and before you knew it we were engaged in creating a new set of rings for this long married incredible couple!  They settled on 18kt white gold bands with 18kt yellow gold, palladium and silver “samidare” mokume gane.  Mokume gane is a technique of layering and folding different colored metals to achieve unique surface patterns.  Stephen and Bonita were no strangers to wide banded rings so it was a delight to create rings for them that really showcased the beautiful samidare patterning at it’s best. We thank Stephen and Bonita for supporting us as jewelry artists and for giving us the opportunity to play a part in their story! 

Begining Silver Smithing Classes – Lanesboro

Silversmithing: The Jeweler’s Palette

Shiny objects catch your eye? Ready to create your own designs in silver? In this class you will learn the basic foundations of silversmithing. Bring your creativity and an aptitude to try new things. We will cover soldering, fabricating and hand forming metal into your own design. This class offers students creative rein with their projects, including rings, necklaces, earrings or simple metal objects. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn the basics or grow as a fledgling jeweler. All the tools will be provided to create your masterpiece PLUS a delicious lunch in our spacious studio prepared by Chef Bret of the Lanesboro Pastry Shoppe. Sterling silver will be available for purchase at the time of the class (see materials fee).

*Crown Trout Jewelers is an award winning fine art jewelry studio specializing in custom design and jewelry repair.  Make the most of your class day and pack up your broken jewelry and or your design ideas and we’ll be happy to consult with you!

Please call Crown Trout Jewelers at 888-750-9294 to register.

2013 Class Dates

September 14-15  Silversmithing: The Jeweler’s Palette  *Crown Trout Jewelers – Lanesboro, MN

October 12-13  Silversmithing: The Jeweler’s Palette * Crown Trout Jewelers – Lanesboro, MN

November 8-9  Beginning Silversmithing  North House Folk School –  Grand Marais, MN

Cost: $170 per student (*lunch included both days only at Crown Trout Jewelers venue – please let us know at the time of registration if you have special dietary requests) Materials fees:  $55 and up

Class hours:  10 – 5pm

107 Parkway Ave N

Lanesboro, MN  55949