Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Welcome to BlueAntiquities!

Thank you for finding my blog.  I am currently teaching workshops in Greensboro N. C.  My workshop information is located on the workshop tab on the home page.  I teach the Painting with Fire method of Enameling and Metalsmithing. 
Right now I teach 1 or 2 people in my home studio.  My email me if you are interested in a workshop, Id love to have you!

I am selling some of my work at Adelaides Vintage Home and Garden in Greensboro and Elite Hair Design in Kernersville. I have a small amount of pieces available for purchase.  However they are unique and wonderful designs. I hope you have a chance to visit. 

I am not currently selling online as my personal life takes a lot of my energy and time.  I have a son with multiple disabilities, a son in high school and I am going through a divorce. 

Watch for more project workshops to be announced for the new year which will incorporate more work with metal such as sawing and soldering. 

Thanks again! Laura

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


Hello Friends,



                           (Open Studio) 
Torch Fire Enamel with the Immersion technique. (PWF)
1 Friday each month I will host two 3 hour sessions at my home studio here in Greensboro.  I live close to Friendly Center within the city limits.  Seating will be limited to 3 people per session.  2 sessions per Friday. The first session is Friday June 8th.  Please email to confirm your session and time. 

You will have your own torch station set-up, access to a wide array of transparent and opaque enamels, tool bench use, die cutting shapes for sheet metal (square, oval, circle), dapping block, ring mandral, bracelet mandrals, metal bench sheer, flex shaft, metal texturizing tools, and more.  There will also be supplies available for jewelry assembly, such as wire, ribbon, and findings.  Please bring your metal, copper blanks, iron and copper beads and firing projects, as I will not be able to supply these items. Bring your own tools if you would like, just make sure they are labeled.

Vist the Workshop Detail tab at the top of the homepage for rates.
Please note I have some steep stairs that go up to my studio, if stairs are challenging for you.
Email for reservation. Upon registration I will send details about location and all the fun and facts. Thank you! Laura

Summer                OPEN FIRE SESSIONS

Friday June 8th          Noon-3             6:30-9:30pm
Friday July  20th        Noon-3             No Evening session
Friday August 17       Noon-3             6:30-9:30pm

Questions? Contact Laura Guenther

Monday, July 17, 2017

Tim Holtz Assemblage

Hello Visitors! 

I posted my final necklace on Facebook with  Tim Holtz components.  I had so much fun working with the line, I just can not tell you! As you probably know, the line is called Assemblage.  Paula Cheney, Tim Holtz's Creative Coordinator said, "You can take it apart and put it together again".  And that is what is so awesome about the products.  It is easy to work with.  You can use it with your own artistic elements, vintage components, or use it by itself, to make beautiful jewelry.  It really is as easy as that!

Here is a photo collage of what I created using the line.  My favorite piece ended up being
" Lucky Time Necklace" It was the first piece I created and it has all pieces from Assemblage.  When you wear it, it makes a nice sound. It hangs beautifully and looks awesome with just about anything you wear.

Thank you for following along on Facebook.  I post via my personal page mostly for
workshops and updates on jewelry information.

Contact me via email for private workshops. Id love to have you!

Necklaces for Tim Holtz Assemblage BlueAntiquities May/June/July 2017

Bracelets for Tim Holtz Assemblage BlueAntiquities   May/June/July 2017 Laura Guenther

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!


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.

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

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.

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

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




BlueAntiquities Jewelry Display at Adelaide's Vintage Home and Garden

Romantic, Rustic and Layered with a touch of History

Vintage Tin Earrings

My new motto, "Be strong and take heart"

Thank You for stopping by! Laura