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Liz Bucheit

Lanesboro, MN
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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 Southeastern 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 she 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

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!…
Sun, May 10th, 2020
Instructor: Liz Bucheit
Sun, Jul 19th, 2020
Instructor: Liz Bucheit
1.5 Days
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Viking Posament Bracelet

Some of the most fascinating objects demonstrating medieval man’s craftsmanship have come from Viking burials of the 9th and 10th centuries in Sweden. The term “posament” refers to a method of knotting and braiding wire into ornaments used to decorate textiles. In this class students will practice the art of…
Fri, May 8th, 2020  –  Sat, May 9th, 2020
Day 1: 9am-5pm; Day 2: 9am-noon
Instructor: Liz Bucheit
Fri, Jul 17th, 2020  –  Sat, Jul 18th, 2020
Day 1: 9am-5pm; Day 2: 9am-noon
Instructor: Liz Bucheit

Past Courses Offered by Liz Bucheit

Freya's Fantasy Filigree: Scandinavian-Inspired Jewelry

Sámi-Inspired Friendship Bracelet

Sámi-Inspired Friendship Bracelet: Continuation