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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 www.crowntroutonline.com.  For guitar picks go to www.gotcharocks.com.  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.

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 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

Website: www.crowntrout.com  

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

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

Saami Bracelet Classes

Saami Friendship Bracelet Class

Please join me for a one-day Beginning Saami Friendship Bracelet class at Crown Trout Jewelers in historic Lanesboro, MN.  Looking to create unique gifts for the holidays? Traditional Saami jewelry incorporated elements of their northern landscape – softened reindeer leather and sculpted antler. In this class you’ll explore the traditional jewelry techniques of triple braiding coiled pewter wire and sewing the finished braid to a softened reindeer hide strip. A reindeer antler button finishes off the bracelet.  All tools and materials included PLUS a delicious lunch in our spacious studio prepared by Chef Bret of the Lanesboro Pastry Shoppe.

*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:

July 12-  Beginning & Advanced Saami Bracelet Classes.  *Crown Trout Jewelers – Lanesboro, MN

September 22-  Beginning & Advanced Saami Bracelet Classes.  *Crown Trout Jewelers – Lanesboro, MN

October 5-  Beginning Saami Bracelet Class.  American Swedish Institute – Minneapolis, MN

October 20-  Beginning Saami Bracelet Class.  *Crown Trout Jewelers – Lanesboro, MN

November 8-9  Beginning & Advanced Saami Bracelet Classes.  North House Folk School – Grand Marais, MN

November 17-   Beginning & Advanced Saami Bracelet Classes.  *Crown Trout Jewelers – Lanesboro, MN

 

Cost: $95 per student (*lunch included only at Crown Trout Jewelers venue– please let us know at the time of registration if you have special dietary requests)

Class hours:  10 – 5pm

107 Parkway Ave N

Lanesboro, MN  55949

PBS’s “Off 90” visits Crown Trout Jewelers

Crown Trout Jewelers Featured in KSMQ’s “Off 90” Arts and Culture Program!

We are so excited and honored to have been featured in “Off 90”.  As an artist owned and operated business in Lanesboro, MN for over 17 years join us as we continue sharing our story through the art of jewelry.  In cooperation with the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature and the McKnight Foundation, many thanks.  Enjoy!