Thursday, April 27, 2017

New Tim Holtz Jewelry Line-Assemblage!


Sneak Peek
"Lucky Time" -BlueAntiquities
Tim Holtz Assemblage 
Photography-Natalae LaDouceur

Hello everyone, I have exciting news!

I have been working on a project
here at BlueAntiquities.
I received an email from Tim Holtz's creative coordinator,
Paula Cheney, who asked me if I would like to create some pieces for Tim Holtz and his new line of jewelry components.
Well, you guessed right, I said, "Yes".     
             
                                               


Tim Holtz is  
the amazing artist behind the
wonderful mixed media 
Tim Holtz
products available in arts
and crafts stores.
There are fantastic
inks, papers, collage supplies,
trinkets, and journaling products. 

"You know..."

The products that we stare at in the store aisles, the ones that make you inspired to go home and create something.... that special something.  The products that call you to pull out your old photographs and memories, bring them out of drawers
and encase them inside glass, metal or even a mini shrine.  The memories that you want displayed, adored, treasured, shared and loved. 
Yes, I am guilty, I have stood in the aisle too long, the store is closing, and my ideas are too many.
What do I choose?  Which idea do I make reality?
"Yes, the little vintage trinkets that make you remember the time when..."

   
So, Available May 1
exclusively in Joann stores
the new jewelry line by Tim Holtz!

ASSEMBLAGE!

You will be able to quickly make jewelry to adorn yourself with memories, and/or create an easy piece with the components themselves, even without jewelry making experience. You are going to love it!

After working with these components over the past few weeks,
I have many good things to tell you from a jewelry artist perspective.
During the month of May I will show you my pieces,
and quickly fill you in on my favorite products, assembling tips, ideas and more!  

One of the reasons I am so excited about working with Assemblage,
is because of the vintage feel of the Tim Holtz products. 
My jewelry and my life, has been heavily influenced
by objects and stories of the past.
I have purchased many Tim Holtz existing products 
through the years for my work.

Please check out the web site if you haven't visited,
there is a wealth of information to learn. 
www.TimHoltz.com

Watch on social media for posts on the
Assemblage line, jewelry from artists and fun ways of putting the line together.  I will post a lot of pieces throughout the month of May on Facebook, Instagram,  and here on my blog.

I can't wait to see what artists around the states and elsewhere do with the line, its fun!   Thank you for visiting BlueAntiquities!     Laura




Friday, March 24, 2017

Bead Soup Blog Party Hoarders Edition March 2017

Reveal Day!!!


Welcome to BlueAntiquities!

My partner is KatieNielsen-Nunez. Find her here.

https://www.pinterest.com/knunez/bsbp-8-bead-hoarders/

Katie sent me a beautiful ceramic focal by Round Rabbit and another yellow and blue pendant of which she got from Lori Anderson. That being said, now you know why these focals were hoarded.  They are so stunning!  The colors, the designs, the shapes, the patterns on the surface..

 I cant even describe how lovely they are!  

So, a big thank you to Katie, both are treasures! 

This is the blue piece.

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BlueAntiquities Laura Guenther Katie Nielsen-Nunez BSBP Hoarders 2017
 I added one of my torch fired beads with a pattern on top of the beautiful pendant.  I used rosary glass beads, a hand made (by me) cast solder fleur-de-lis connector piece, beaded chain, vintage rhinestone chain and hand made clasp. The necklace is long and pretty!

BlueAntiquities Laura Guenther Katie Nielsen-Nunez BSBP Hoarders 2017


Here is my second project, a note holder. 
Made with a vintage seed packet and the second focal pendant Katie sent. 

BlueAntiquities Laura Guenther Katie Nielsen-Nunez BSBP Hoarders 2017



Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the reveal. The deadline snuck up on me, and my mixed media piece in in my workshop waiting to be finished. Laura

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Group Workshop!

My next group workshop is at Shelf Life here in Greensboro.

I hope you can join the fun!

The link is below for you to view the workshop and then register.

Laura

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-torch-fire-enameling-bead-making-workshop-tickets-31458468125
History Buff Cuffs

My new work, History Buff Cuffs are published in this spring's issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry.
I hope you like them.  Enameling these large pieces is more difficult, but the result is outstanding. Putting the cuffs together is tricky. Lining up all the holes to be connected together, is a tedious task.

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Laura Guenther Belle Armoire Jewelry 2017

The Lincoln Cuff Laura Guenther
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George Washington Cuff
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Thank you for stopping by!  Laura




Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hello all!

I am selling my jewelry at Adelaide's Antique shop. I have a space in the front room and I am very excited to sell here. My jewelry fits right in with the look of the shop. I hope you can stop by for a peek. Adelaide's Vintage Home and Garden is located off Spring Garden in Greensboro. Adelaide owns the shop which is an old house. She has beautiful vintage items, painted furniture, old rare finds, unique lamps, hand made candles and much more.

BlueAntiquities at Adelaides
Greensboro NC

BlueAntiquities at Adelaide's Vintage Home and Garden

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BlueAntiquities Jewelry Display at Adelaide's Vintage Home and Garden

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Romantic, Rustic and Layered with a touch of History

Vintage Tin Earrings
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My new motto, "Be strong and take heart"
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Thank You for stopping by! Laura