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Liz Bucheit

Lanesboro, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Liz Bucheit

Liz creates jewelry and body adornment inspired by her Scandinavian ancestry and keeps close ties to her heritage by drawing inspiration from Nordic folklore and myth. A goldsmith for over 30 years, she holds a Master’s degree in metalworking and jewelry from the University of Iowa, Iowa City and has trained in traditional jewelry and metalworking techniques in Ireland and Norway. Liz has won numerous competitions and been awarded grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, McKnight Foundation, Sons of Norway, and the South East Minnesota Arts Council. She has exhibited in museums and cultural centers and her bridal tiaras and wedding jewelry are in many collections. Liz is an active speaker on the topic of Norwegian filigree work and conducts workshops and classes in jewelry design and fabrication. She owns and operates Crown Trout Jewelers in Lanesboro, MN with partner and fellow goldsmith Michael Seiler. 

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Current Courses Offered by Liz Bucheit

3 Days
Teaser image for Freya's Fantasy Filigree: Scandinavian-Inspired Jewelry

Freya's Fantasy Filigree: Scandinavian-Inspired Jewelry

It is said that Freya, the Nordic goddess of love, wagered all to acquire the beautiful "Brisingamen" necklace fashioned by dwarves. The medieval texts do not describe what the necklace looked like, but we can imagine that Scandinavian filigree work was a signature element. Using twisted fine silver wire we…
Fri, May 24th, 2019  –  Sun, May 26th, 2019
Instructor: Liz Bucheit
1 Day
Teaser image for Sámi-Inspired Friendship Bracelet

Sámi-Inspired Friendship Bracelet

The serene and dramatic landscape of northern Scandinavia is the land of the midnight sun, the northern lights and the Sámi, a nomadic tribal group that follows the migration of the reindeer. Traditional Sámi adornment incorporated elements of their northern landscape--softened reindeer leather and sculpted antler. In this course you’ll…
Fri, Mar 15th, 2019
Instructor: Liz Bucheit
Fri, Jul 12th, 2019
Instructor: Liz Bucheit
1 Day
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Viking "Knit" Chain Bracelet

Come explore the ancient tradition of chain making! You’ll use “Viking Knitting,” a centuries-old looping technique, to create a beautiful silver bracelet with a variety of unusual clasps. Historically, this unique method of weaving resembles “nalbinding” knitting and was used to fabricate everything from sweaters to netting for catching fish!…
Sat, Mar 16th, 2019
Instructor: Liz Bucheit
Sat, Jul 13th, 2019
Instructor: Liz Bucheit

Past Courses Offered by Liz Bucheit

Saami-Inspired Friendship Bracelet: Continuation