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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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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

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