- Youth ages 15-17 receive a 25% discount.
- Level of Instruction
- All levels.
Learn to wield the jeweler's saw like a wizard's wand! Discover the historical fusion of art and trade among Scandinavian and Irish peoples as you hand-craft your own pierced Celtic knot pendant. You will experience immediate gratification as you create a lifelong keepsake using sawing, piercing, soldering, and polishing techniques. The mere exercise of completing a one-day project of this scope speaks to the tradition of the transient lifestyle of the ancient silversmith, who traveled from town to town with tools in hand. All tools, patterns, and materials will be provided. There is a materials fee of $75-$85, payable to the instructor.
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About the Instructor
Liz Bucheit 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 has exhibited in museums and cultural centers. Liz is an active speaker on the topic of Norwegian filigree work and conducts workshops and classes in jewelry design and fabrication. She co-owns and operates Crown Trout Jewelers in Lanesboro, MN with partner and fellow goldsmith Michael Seiler.