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Crown Trout Jewelers New Summer Hours for 2017

Summer is finally here!

 Beginning May 18th Crown Trout Jewelers will be open Thursday through Saturday 10-5pm.

– We will still offer our fabulous custom design and repair services so please book an appointment in advance so we don’t miss you.

-Our new and unique designs are available during regular store hours and on www.crowntroutonline.com.

After 21 successful years in business we have expanded our talents to include 2 online stores, teaching at multiple venues throughout the midwest, public speaking and the publication of our first book “Saami Inspired Bracelet Basics”.  Liz is currently working on a second book and you can find Michael’s signature “Gotcha Rocks” gemstone guitar picks at Thursdays on First & 3rd in downtown Rochester, MN (booth Y31) starting June 1 through August 28.  Thank you for your continued support over the years and we hope to work with you soon.

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 www.crowntrout.com and call 888-750-9294 to register.

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

1656325_10203622226662687_1064896052_nOn the Rocks! Beginning Stone Cutting Class (New!)Seiler_Michael_6                                                                      Are you ready to dive into the magic and mystery of stone cutting? Are those buckets of rocks and pebbles you’ve collected over the years yearning to be fashioned into something unique and beautiful? Here’s your chance to work with veteran goldsmith and stone cutter extraordinaire Michael Seiler. You might know him from the Jeweler’s Palette where his mad skills help students refine their smithing techniques. Experience an opportunity to learn about the properties of fancy agates and jaspers while you fashion cabochons out of stone rough. In this class we will cover cutting, finishing, polishing a variety of agates perfect for that next jewelry project. All tools and equipment will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring stones to cut too!

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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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.