Liz is owner of Crown Trout Jewelers in Lanesboro, Minnesota and has been 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 both in Ireland and Norway. Liz has been awarded grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, Sons of Norway, and the SE Minnesota Arts Council. Known for her Scandinavian-inspired bridal crown and wedding jewelry, Liz was recently awarded a MN State Arts Board Folk and Traditional Grant to complete her "Ibsen Adorned" filigree jewelry collection. Preview her designs at www.crowntrout.com.
Current Courses Offered by Liz Bucheit
Saami-Inspired Friendship Bracelet
The serene and dramatic landscape of northern Scandinavia is the land of the midnight sun, the northern lights and the Saami, a nomadic tribal group that follows the migration of the reindeer. Traditional Saami adornment incorporated elements of their northern landscape – softened reindeer leather and sculpted antler. In this…
Saami-Inspired Friendship Bracelet: Continuation
Expand on your Saami bracelet skills! In this class we will create a wide multi braided bracelet with a variety of intricate braids and coils using traditional spooled pewter coil. If you loved the single braid style of the Saami bracelet class and want to experiment with different braiding combinations…
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!…