- Level of Instruction
- All levels, adults 18 and older. The technique involves very close handwork. Good lighting will help you be successful.
Explore a new “twist” on a traditional craft! Using pewter wire thread and a macramé style weave, students will create a pair of hoop earrings with a silver drop and sterling silver French hook ear wires. Finished hoops are approximately 1 inch in diameter and display a soft shimmery sparkle in sunlight and candle light. No previous experience is necessary, but a willingness to use hand tools is required. Kits come with all supplies needed (an $80 value!) with the exception of pliers. Two flat nose pliers are required, but if you don’t own a pair they can be purchased separately from Vesterheim's Museum Store. Get ready to rock your own jewelry tradition!
This class is listed as one Zoom session on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 6:30-8:30 pm CT.
Don't hesitate to contact Andrew Ellingsen, Folk Art Coordinator, with any questions you may have (email@example.com).
Note: This class is also offered on Friday, May 14.
If you are registering for this class in a location outside the contiguous United States, additional shipping charges may apply. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org when you register for more information.
Supplies: A computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection. In addition to the kit, two sets of flatnose pliers (6.5 mm) are needed and may be purchased by phone from the Museum Store at (563) 382-9682.
Special Instructions: When registering for the class, please make sure to use the address you'd like the kit shipped to, and the email address you'd like the Zoom meeting invitations sent to. You will receive links to the Zoom sessions by email sometime during the week prior to the class. If this class is a gift, please sign up with the recipient's mailing and email addresses or be prepared to forward all communications and/or kit supplies.
Enrollment Deadline: April 28, 2021
Registration for this class has closed.
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.
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