One of America's Coolest Stores
Balefire Goods has been named one of America’s Coolest Jewelry Stores byINSTORE, the magazine for the American jewelry store owner.
The Arvada, CO, business took third place in the Small Cool division for stores in the 18th annual contest that highlights the best examples of independent jewelry retailers in North America.
Read more about our store and this honor in the article in INSTORE magazine that goes over why we are one of America's Coolest Stores.
A Curated Collection
Balefire Goods is an artisan jewelry gallery that brings together some of the best in contemporary, handmade jewelry from artists, metalsmiths, and jewelers from around the globe in addition to creating custom work in house and showcasing local art.
Our experienced owner, Jamie Hollier, studied both Art History and Metalsmithing as part of her Bachelor of Fine Arts, and is focused on building a collection that highlights creative and well-made jewelry for an assortment of tastes and budgets. Working with a diversity of techniques and materials, our artists make jewelry that is both memorable and accessible.
This Month's Nonprofit and Featured Artist
For the Month of August, our non-profit is the Cat Care Society and in addition to donation a portion of our sales, we will be hosting an adoption event, and we are offering a custom pendant or necklace that benefits them.
Cat Care Society (CCS) is a nonprofit organization and was established in order to improve the quality of life for homeless, injured and abused cats in the Denver metropolitan area. They are a limited admission shelter that does not presort their cats, whenever they have the available room, they take in any feline that needs a home.
For the month of August, Balefire Goods welcomes Nicole Grosjean as she showcases an illuminated alphabet featuring fantasy creatures along with other artworks and jewelry.
Nicole's layered paper illustrations are hand-painted in watercolor and gouache and many of the pieces in this collection are accented with 24K gold and gemstones. Each design is patterned from detailed drawings, hand-cut, and then layered to create various depths depending on the size of the piece. Many of her pieces have 1000 or more individual cut paper elements and can take up to six months to complete.