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.

Shakespeare Cuff BlueAntiquities
Laura Guenther Belle Armoire Jewelry 2017

The Lincoln Cuff Laura Guenther
Blueantiquities Belle Armoire Jewelry 2017
Laura Guenther Belle Armoire Jewelry
BlueAntiquities 2017

George Washington Cuff
BlueAntiquities Laura Guenther 2017

Thank you for stopping by!  Laura